International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that nine lawyers in the Firm’s Seattle office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.

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 Best Lawyers reports that it has 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 2016 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 areas of the law they are listed. They are included in areas as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The areas 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 areas in which they are named, and the first year they were listed.

The Best Lawyers in America 2016:

      • 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
      • Marianne O'Bara (2007)
        Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law