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About Ball Janik LLP

Founded on July 1, 1982 in Portland, Oregon, Ball Janik focuses on real estate, land use, litigation and bankruptcy, helping to build the unique landscape and culture that is Portland. The firm was founded by six lawyers and a four-person support staff whose primary focus was high quality professional work and honoring clients’ objectives and the firm has stayed true to this mantra.

Although rooted in the Pacific Northwest, the Ball Janik has expanded to the complete opposite corner of the country, with offices in Orlando and Miami. This has not only increased its geographical footprint, but bolstered its offered legal services as well. Because of the firm’s wide range of practices, clients are just as wide ranging, including large and small businesses, state, municipal and local governments, associations and coalitions, schools and universities, and individuals. Ball Janik has stayed true to its two principles of performing high quality professional work that advances the interest of clients, and cultivating a firm culture that ensures its professionals and staff will deliver on that promise.

Ball Janik’s emphasis on diversity is evident in its continuous actions, such as the firm’s sponsorship of activities for Opportunities for Law in Oregon, a program that recruits and retains minority law students in Oregon. The firm also takes great pride in its women lawyers and encourages all attorneys to participate in groups like Oregon Women Lawyers, Cascade Women Lawyers, Commercial Real Estate Women and Queen’s Bench. Other diversity initiatives include Ball Janik’s early adaptation of offering opposite sex and same sex domestic partner benefits to all lawyers and employees, putting it at the forefront of social action for Oregon based law firms. 

Ball Janik LLP

101 SW Main Street
Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 228-2525

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: David W. Criswell
Executive Diretor: Heather J. Oden
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Heather J. Oden
Executive Director
(503) 944-6024

No. of U.S. Offices: 4

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Sarasota, FL
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
Portland, OR (HQ)

Major Departments

Community Associations
Construction and Design
Construction Defect
Finance and Corporate
Financial Services Bankruptcy | Creditor Rights
Insurance Recovery
Land Use
Public Agencies and Schools
Real Estate
Securities Litigation