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Bullard Law Ranked #1 in both Portland and in Oregon For Labor and Employment Law in Best Lawyers in America 2012

September 22, 2011

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Eleven lawyers from Bullard Law were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The eleven Bullard lawyers included in the Best Lawyers in America 2012 edition are listed below:

Employment and Labor Law:

Kenneth E. Jernstedt– Labor Contract Negotiations and Administration, including Collective Bargaining Grievance and Arbitration Procedures, Union Organizing Issues, State and Federal Discrimination Law, Personnel Policies and Practices, Employment Litigation

David H. Wilson– Labor and Employment Litigation in State and Federal Courts, Labor Arbitration, State and Federal Discrimination Law, Appellate Proceedings, Litigation before NLRB, ERB and other agencies, Personnel Policies and Practices

Kathryn M. Hindman– Wage/Hour, Family and Medical Leave/Disability Issues, Personnel Policies and Practices, Employment Litigation, Employee and Supervisory Training

Maryann Yelnosky– Employment Litigation, Employment Law Advice, On-Site Supervisory Training

Lester V. Smith– Private and Public Sector, Labor Contract Administration, Grievance and Arbitration Procedures, Union Organizing Issues, Personnel Policies and Practices, NLRB and Oregon ERB Proceedings

Richard J. Alli, Jr.- Collective Bargaining, Private and Public Sector, Labor Contract Administration, Union Organizing Issues, Arbitration, NLRB and Oregon ERB Proceedings, Grievance and Arbitration Procedures, Personnel Polices and Practices

Jacqueline M. Damm- Collective Bargaining, Labor Contract Administration, NLRB Proceedings, Labor Arbitration, Employment Discrimination, Personnel Policies and Practices

David J. Riewald- Employment and Wrongful Discharge Litigation, Preventative Employment Practices, Personnel Policies and Practices, State and Federal Discrimination Law, Wage and Hour Law

Francis T. Barnwell– Employment Litigation, Reduction in Force, Drug and Alcohol Policies, Arbitration, Executive Employment Agreements, Preventive Counseling

Employee Benefits/ERISA:

Thomas I. Kramer– Health and Welfare Benefits, Flexible Benefit Plans, Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans, Executive Compensation

Victoria L. Macpherson– Employee Benefits, Education and Public Institutions

About The Best Lawyers in America®:

This is the 19th edition and 29th year of publication of Best Lawyers, which is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. (

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.
Since many state bar associations have a board certification process and rules governing legal specialties, please be aware that the practice areas and subspecialties listed in our publications are based on information from the general legal community and that a listed lawyer may or may not be board certified in a specialty or subspecialty. Clients are urged to check a lawyer's firm web page to determine whether he or she is board certified in the specialty or subspecialty.

About Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson:

Founded in 1977, Bullard Law represents employers in both the private and public sectors. The firm's 26 attorneys counsel clients throughout the western United States in the areas of private and public sector labor law, labor contract negotiations and administration, employment litigation, trials and class actions, employee benefits, proactive employment training and advice, preventative personnel policies and practices, and employment and noncompetition agreements.