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© 2017. These are among a total of 100 Dorsey lawyers in 12 offices selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, a total of seven Dorsey lawyers have been named Best Lawyers’® 2017 Lawyers of the Year.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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 Seattle lawyers named as Best Lawyers, the specialties in which they are named, and the first year they were listed.

The Best Lawyers in America 2017:

  • Christopher J. Barry (2009)
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Terrence I. Danysh (2011)
    Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Elizabeth J. Deckman (2013)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) 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
  • J. Michael Keyes (2013)
    Commercial Litigation
    Copyright Law
    Litigation – Intellectual Property
    Litigation – Patent
    Patent Law
    Trademark Law
  • Marianne O'Bara (2007)
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law