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Date: August 18, 2022
Foster Garvey Newsroom

Foster Garvey today announced that 45 of the firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® as Best Lawyers or Ones to Watch. Three attorneys also received the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” distinction, including:

“We are pleased to once again celebrate Best Lawyers’ recognition of our talented colleagues. These well-deserved accolades are representative of our attorneys’ tireless efforts and firmwide dedication to our clients,” said Foster Garvey Co-Chair Rafael Stone. “It is their trust in our exceptional team and the confidence of our peers in the legal field that enable us to continue earning such high honors,” added Foster Garvey Co-Chair Diana Shukis.   

Foster Garvey attorneys included in the 2023 Best Lawyers list are: 

Portland, Oregon:

    • Jason M. Ayres – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Larry J. Brant – Tax Law
    • Christine P. Brown – Trusts and Estates
    • Vincent P. Cacciottoli – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Joy Ellis – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Cynthia M. Fraser – Arbitration and Mediation
    • Daniel L. Keppler – Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Securities
    • Steven D. Nofziger – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Tax Law
    • Tara J. Schleicher – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Paul H. Trinchero – Litigation – Securities
    • Joseph W. West – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Real Estate Law
    • Matthew J. Yium – Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Seattle, Washington:

Spokane, Washington:

Washington, D.C.

Attorneys recognized as Ones to Watch include:

To learn more about Best Lawyers and its methodology for recognition, please visit

Foster Garvey PC, a preeminent law firm with offices on both coasts, offers an extended national and international reach to serve many influential and innovative companies, government entities, and individuals across a full spectrum of legal services. The firm's attorneys are consistently recognized for their deep industry knowledge and superior client service by prominent legal industry publications including Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition to providing efficient and effective counsel, Foster Garvey upholds a strong commitment to community service, pro bono representation, diversity and inclusion efforts, and a collegial and equitable work environment. SeattlePortlandWashington, D.C.New York and Spokane.


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