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Date: August 15, 2019
Foster Garvey Newsroom

Foster Garvey is pleased to announce that 50 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America©.

The 2020 list includes new listings for Todd Reuter (Commercial Litigation) and Denny Wong (Tax Law). Foster Garvey attorneys honored with “Lawyer of the Year” include:

    • Robert Chadwell (Seattle; Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
    • John Ray Nelson (Spokane; Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Additionally, five of the Foster Garvey attorneys receiving recognition this year have received Best Lawyers® distinction for more than 25 years. Bradley Berg, Vincent Cacciottoli, Philip Carstens, Gary Fluhrer and Robert Weaver, Jr. have been included on the list for 25 years. Laurence Finegold and Scott Osborne have been listed for 30 years.

Foster Garvey attorneys included in the 2020 Best Lawyers list are:


    • Joseph 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
    • Steven D. Nofziger – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Tax Law
    • Tara J. Schleicher – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • 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.

Best Lawyers® is based on exhaustive peer-review evaluation and since it was first published in 1983, has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. To learn more about Best Lawyers and its methodology for recognition, please visit its website at

Note: Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer PC merged on October 1, 2019. The Best Lawyers in America© rankings above were earned by the individual firm.

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