Markowitz Ranked Among the Top for Litigation in Oregon

June 1, 2016

Portland, Ore. – For the twelfth consecutive year, Chambers USA Client’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Markowitz Herbold PC one of the top commercial litigation firms in Oregon, awarding it a “Band 1” placement.

Shareholder David Markowitz was one of a small number of lawyers in the U.S., and only two in Oregon, who obtained a “Star Performer” classification for general commercial litigation. According to Chambers USA, the star category is reserved for those individuals who have received exceptional recommendations by their peers and clients. Shareholders Renée Rothauge, Kerry Shepherd, Lisa Kaner, and Matt Levin were recognized as leaders in their field.

Here’s what Chambers USA says about Markowitz Herbold’s ranked attorneys:

  • “Preeminent litigator” David Markowitz is regarded as “the top dog of all” for commercial litigation matters in Oregon. He handles sophisticated cases for an impressive client list including state and local government entities and multi-national corporations.
  • The “brilliant” Renée Rothauge is respected for her considerable ability in a range of commercial matters, with particular experience in IP litigation and shareholder disputes. Clients comment that “her legal and litigation expertise helped us succeed.”
  • Lisa Kaner is well regarded by peers who “have a lot of respect for her and her skill set” across a spectrum of litigation matters. Her areas of expertise include insurance coverage, employment disputes and securities matters.
  • Kerry Shepherd is recognized for his skill in commercial litigation including securities fraud, malpractice claims and breach of contract matters. He has notable experience advising municipalities, financial organizations and professionals.
  • The “outstanding” Matthew Levin is highlighted for his skill in a range of commercial litigation matters including malpractice, employment and real estate litigation. Clients report that “he is super-responsive and gets great results.”

The Chambers USA directory rates law firms and leading lawyers across the U.S. More than 14,000 in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients were conducted in order to compile the rankings. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

For more information about the Chambers USA rankings, visit the Chambers & Partners Web site at

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