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Date: August 15, 2017
GSB Newsroom

Seattle, WA, August 15, 2017 – Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) is proud to announce that 30 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® by Best Lawyers. This year, Akane R. Suzuki (Trusts and Estates), Eric A. Lindenauer (Health Care Law) and Joseph C. Arellano (Litigation - Securities) were awarded with Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" recognitions, which are given to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

Best Lawyers employs a peer survey process designed to elicit substantive evaluation of the quality of legal services provided by a particular attorney.

The complete listing of GSB attorneys named in this year’s rankings is below:

Seattle office:

  • Norman J. Bruns | Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Tax Law
  • Judith A. Endejan | Communications Law
  • Laurence B. Finegold | Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Barbara L. Holland | Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Stephen B. Johnson | Admiralty and Maritime Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ronald J. Knox | Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Ada Ko | Tax Law
  • Brian A. Morrison | Labor Law - Management
  • Gregg Rodgers | Immigration Law
  • Mark A. Rowley | Real Estate Law
  • Sara P. Sandford | International Trade and Finance Law
  • Diana S. Shukis | Employment Law - Management
  • David H. Smith | Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense - White-Collar
  • Robert Spitzer | Real Estate Law
  • Akane R. Suzuki* | Trusts and Estates
  • Gary P. Tober | International Trade and Finance Law; Tax Law
  • Scott G. Warner | Copyright Law

Portland office:

  • Joseph C. Arellano* | Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities
  • Larry J. Brant | Tax Law
  • Christine P. Brown | Trusts and Estates
  • Vincent P. Cacciottoli | Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Nancy M. Cooper | Labor Law - Management
  • Joy Ellis | Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Cynthia M. Fraser | Arbitration; Mediation
  • Gary I. Grenley | Commercial Litigation
  • Eric A. Lindenauer* | Health Care Law; Insurance Law
  • Paul H. Trinchero | Litigation - Securities
  • Robert C. Weaver, Jr. | Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense - General Practice; Criminal Defense - White-Collar; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Securities
  • Joseph W. West | Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law

Washington, D.C. office:

  • Melodie A. Virtue | Communications Law

* Named 2018 "Lawyer of the Year"

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 that are deep in industry experience as well as broad in 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

Media Contact: John Williams for Garvey Schubert Barer, (206) 625-0075 x1


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