Ball Janik LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Active across a broad spectrum of commercial disputes including professional malpractice, construction defect and insurance coverage matters. Also exhibits expertise in securities, class action and white-collar crime litigation. Adept at acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, and offers recognized experience at trial and appellate level.

Strengths One client is impressed by the firm's "intelligent representation and forthright assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of a case." The same client also remarks on the team's "good negotiating skills."

Another source comments that the firm was "very prompt and responsive."

Work highlights Represented Paragon BioTeck in its negotiated settlement to three related disputes arising from the terms of a manufacturing and supply agreement.

Notable practitioners

Regarding Jim McDermott , one recent client enthuses that "his presence in court was tremendous." Another source adds that McDermott is "very knowledgeable about state and federal courts in Oregon." He is particularly noted for his in-depth expertise regarding insurance disputes.