International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that 11 lawyers in the Firm’s Seattle office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and Best Lawyers' 2015 Lawyers of the Year.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. More than 50,000 attorneys cast more than five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The lawyers listed in Best Lawyers do not decide in which legal specialties they are listed. They are included in specialties as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The specialties listed are based on information from a variety of sources. For more information, visit the Best Lawyers website.

Listed below are the Dorsey lawyers named as Best Lawyers, the specialty in which they are named, the first year they were listed.

The Best Lawyers in America 2015:

      • Christopher J. Barry (2009)
        Corporate Law
        Mergers & Acquisitions Law
        Securities / Capital Markets Law
      • Terrence I. Danysh (2011)
        Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Michael W. Droke (2007)
        Employment Law – Management
        Labor Law – Management
      • Gary R. Duvall (1995)
        Franchise Law
      • Peter S. Ehrlichman (2007)
        Commercial Litigation
        Litigation – Intellectual Property
        Litigation – Labor & Employment
        Litigation – Real Estate
        Litigation – Securities
      • Kimton N. Eng (2011)
        Patent Law
      • Joseph M. Gaffney (1995)
        Trusts and Estates
      • John D. Hollinrake Jr. (2012)
        Tax Law
      • Traeger Machetanz (2006)
        Construction Law
      • Lisa M. Marchese (2013)
        Commercial Litigation
        Construction Law
      • Marianne O'Bara (2007)
        Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

In addition, Kimton N. Eng has been named Best Lawyers' 2015 Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers’ 2015 Lawyer of the Year:

      • Kimton N. Eng
        Seattle Patent Law