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2021 Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes 14 Bullard Law Lawyers

August 20, 2020

Portland, OR – (August 20, 2020) Best Lawyers in America®  released its 2021 listing in which Bullard Law attorneys continue to be recognized for excellence.

Thirteen Bullard Law attorneys were recognized as “Best Lawyers in America,” plus one attorney was recognized in the inaugural Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” category. Two attorneys also received the distinguished Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” awards for Portland, Oregon.

The attorneys listed as “Best Lawyers” include:
Richard J. Alli, Jr.– Employment Law (Management) and Labor Law (Management) 

Kara Backus – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
Francis T. Barnwell  – Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
C. Akin Blitz– Labor Law (Management) 
Kathryn M. Hindman – Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
Naomi D. Johnson - Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
Thomas I. Kramer - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
Alan M. Lee - Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
Ben P. O’Glasser - Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
Liani J. Reeves – Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
David J. Riewald– Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
Dennis E. Westlind - Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment) 
Maryann Yelnosky – Employment Law (Management) and Litigation (Labor and Employment)

Jessica D. Osborne was recognized as 2021 “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.” This category recognizes attorneys practicing less than 10 years.

Two attorneys were recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”.  Richard J. Alli, Jr. was recognized in “Labor Law – Management” category and Dennis E. Westlind, was recognized in the “Employment Law – Management” category.

Only one lawyer in each practice area for a particular geographical region is named “Lawyer of the Year,” which makes this a distinguishable honor. Receiving this accolade expresses the amount of respect a lawyer has amongst their peers regarding their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Bullard Law attorney Thomas I. Kramer received this recognition in 2018, 2016 and 2011 for “Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. In addition, Bullard Law attorney Victoria L. Macpherson was named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the same category in 2017 and 2013.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers has published their list for more than three decades and is regarded as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Each year, attorneys are nominated by anyone but themselves for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America listing. Primary sources for the nominations include clients, fellow lawyers and marketing teams. Once nominations are collected, ballots are generated and distributed to listed lawyers who vote. Voters assess fellow lawyers on a numerical scale regarding how likely they would be to refer a case to the nominated lawyer if they weren’t able to take the case themselves. Lastly, the Best Lawyers editorial staff review the votes. By executing this evaluation process, the Best Lawyers in America listings aim to accurately capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers in regard to their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.

About Bullard Law. Bullard Law is an employment law firm partnering with employers in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The firm specializes in labor relations and collective bargaining, employment litigation and preventative advice, and employee benefits. Bullard attorneys work with private, public and non-profit companies to proactively manage their workplaces.

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