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Date: July 24, 2018
GSB Newsroom

Seattle, WA, July 24, 2018 – Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) is pleased to announce that 26 of its attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, including 16 attorneys on its Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys on its Rising Stars list.

This year, Akane Suzuki (Seattle office) was named among Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Women and the Top 100 Attorneys lists in Washington. Also, Larry Brant (Portland office) was named to the Top 50 Attorneys list in Oregon.

Organized by respective jurisdictions, the complete list of GSB attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers in 2018 is below:


  • Laurence Finegold, Super Lawyers | Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Claire Hawkins, Super Lawyers | Intellectual Property
  • Bruce Robertson, Super Lawyers | Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Donald Scaramastra, Super Lawyers | Business Litigation
  • Akane Suzuki, Super Lawyers | Estate Planning & Probate
  • Scott Warner, Super Lawyers | Intellectual Property
  • Michael Brunet, Rising Stars | Employment & Labor
  • Teresa Byers, Rising Stars | Estate Planning & Probate
  • Peter Cancelmo, Rising Stars | Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Michelle DeLappe, Rising Stars | Tax
  • Margaret Duncan, Rising Stars | Business Litigation
  • Stacy Marchesano, Rising Stars | Real Estate
  • Victoria Slade, Rising Stars | Employment Litigation
  • Jared Van Kirk, Rising Stars | Employment & Labor


  • Joseph Arellano, Super Lawyers | Securities Litigation
  • Larry Brant, Super Lawyers | Tax
  • Christine Brown, Super Lawyers | Estate Planning & Probate
  • Eric Lindenauer, Super Lawyers | Health Care
  • Paul Trinchero, Super Lawyers | Business Litigation
  • Robert Weaver, Jr., Super Lawyers | Business Litigation
  • Joseph West, Super Lawyers | Real Estate
  • Pat Conti, Rising Stars | Business Litigation 

New York Metro

  • Hillary Hughes, Super Lawyers | Entertainment & Sports
  • Joshua A. Bloomgarden, Rising Stars | Entertainment & Sports

Washington, D.C.

  • John Crigler, Super Lawyers | Communications
  • Melodie Virtue, Super Lawyers | Communications

About the Super Lawyers Selection Process

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list, while no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected for the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers 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. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

About GSB

Since its founding in 1966, GSB has provided results-oriented legal counsel to help clients – from established market leaders, to newly launched enterprises and governmental bodies – solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to managing clients’ needs, with attorneys who possess deep industry experience and a thorough understanding of current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, and Beijing. More information is available on the web at

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