FWW Attorneys Selected as 2016 Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


Three attorneys from Farleigh Wada Witt have been named to the Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Oregon for 2016.  Each year, only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named.
Mark Wada has been listed for the eleventh consecutive year in the specialty area of banking. He has more than 30 years of experience representing financial service providers in commercial loan and lease documentation, real estate financings, workout negotiations, and portfolio acquisitions.
Also named for the eleventh straight year is Brad Stanford, a litigator with over 25 years of courtroom experience. Brad's practice focuses on commercial litigation and he is a recognized leader in ski area defense and recreational products liability defense.
Tara Schleicher was recognized for her work in the bankruptcy and creditors' rights area for the ninth consecutive year and was named to the 2016 Top 25 Women Oregon Super Lawyers list for receiving the highest point totals in the Oregon nomination. She is one of only seven attorneys in Oregon certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification.
In addition, three Farleigh Wada Witt attorneys have been named to the Oregon Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed on only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Trish Walsh, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and employment law, has been chosen for the fourth straight year in the primary area of business litigation. Melissa Chapman (Beyer), whose practice also focuses on commercial litigation, has been chosen for the third time as one of the best attorneys in Oregon under the age of 40 or in practice for less than ten years. Margot Seitz, whose practice focuses on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, has been named for the second time.

We are proud that six attorneys in three distinct practice areas have been honored by their peers, highlighting the breadth of expertise in our full-service commercial law practice. 
About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters, and is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, and independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

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