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“Ater Wynne is a firm where lawyers choose to work. We have a huge talent pool of well-educated, very experienced people. They work very hard. But we also honor the fact that they have a life outside the office. That makes them WELL-ROUNDED LAWYERS. I don’t think enough firms honor their people in that way.”

– Jonathan Ater, Partner Emeritus

At Ater Wynne, we do our best to remember that it is the work that must be taken seriously, not ourselves. However, we take pride in our commitment to providing excellent professional services and strong community support. We appreciate others’ recognition of that service.

Benchmark Litigation Recommends Ater Wynne's Litigation Group 

Ater Wynne LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized in the 2017 Benchmark Litigation Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, as among the highest ranked law firms in the state of Oregon.

Benchmark Litigation, now in its 10th Edition, is an annual publication that distinguishes America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys. The results are based on nation-wide interviews of individuals in the legal profession, internal counsel, and business owners.

Benchmark Litigation Stars

This year Benchmark recognized four partners in our litigation practice as Litigation Stars: Michael “Sam” Sandmire, Chair of the Litigation Department, Steven K. Blackhurst, Lori Irish Bauman, Nena Cook, and John M. Schultz.  In addition, Benchmark recognized Daniel P. Larsen as a Future Star.

City of Portland Sustainability at Work’s Gold Certification  

Ater Wynne has achieved the Sustainability at Work’s Gold certification and has been recognized for our leadership in helping make Portland one of the cleanest, most sustainable cities in the country. To earn this honor, Ater Wynne’s Green Team completed numerous actions to benefit our local economy, our community and our environment, which were verified during an onsite visit with a Sustainability at Work Advisor, 2013.

US Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell

The firm was selected as one of Martindale-Hubbell’s U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms™, 2011 through 2014.

Best Law Firms Ranking

Ater Wynne has been ranked as one of the nation’s top Best Law Firms® for the Portland and Seattle areas by US News Media Group, 2011 to 2015.

Best Lawyers in America

Twenty attorneys named to the list, 2015. Nineteen attorneys named to the list, 2014. Seventeen attorneys named to the list, 2013. Thirteen attorneys named to the list, 2012. Ten attorneys named to the list, 2011.

Super Lawyers & Rising Stars for Oregon and Washington

Thirteen attorneys selected to the list, 2015. Sixteen attorneys selected to the list, 2014. Fourteen attorneys selected to the list, 2013. Twelve attorneys selected to the list, 2012. Ten attorneys selected to the list, 2011.

Chambers USA

Four attorneys listed, 2015. Four attorneys listed, 2014. Four attorneys listed, 2013. Four attorneys listed, 2012. Four attorneys listed, 2011. Three attorneys listed, 2010.

Chambers USA recognized the firm’s Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental and Litigation Groups as Leaders in Oregon, 2011 to 2015.

Named Most Admired Company by the Portland Business Journal

Ater Wynne has been ranked Top Ten Most Admired Companies in Oregon in the professional services category by the Portland Business Journal, 2005 to 2010 and 2012 to 2015.

Named 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon  by Oregon Business Magazine

Ater Wynne has been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine, 2009 to 2015.

Named 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon  by Oregon Business Magazine

Ater Wynne has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine, 2015.

Partner in Sustainability Award by the Oregon State Bar

Ater Wynne has been recognized by the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section as a “Partner in Sustainability,” 2012.

Sustainable Law Office Leadership Award by the Oregon State Bar

Ater Wynne has been named the first recipient of the Sustainable Law Office Leadership Award by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section, 2010.

Albertina Kerr Community Service Award

Presented to Ater Wynne LLP and firm Chair Jonathan Ater. 2007.

“Amazing Attorney”

Designation by Washington CEO magazine for partners in Construction, Environmental, Government and Administrative, and Labor and Employment. 2006.

Service Provider Company of the Year

2006 Technology Awards. Ater Wynne is one of only two companies to have received this award more than once. The firm was first named Service Provider Company of the Year in 1991.