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Douglas Oles Named to List of Best Lawyers By U.S. News and Best Lawyers

Mon Feb 25, 2013

SEATTLE, Washington, Jan. 24, 2013 – Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP has announced that Partner Douglas Oles has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2013, (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), which is the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 50% of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than three million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

For more than 25 years, Oles has concentrated his practice on helping clients avoid and resolve disputes on complex contracts relating to construction, supply, real estate development and intellectual property licensing. He has prepared, negotiated and litigated claims resulting in recoveries in excess of $100 million on major projects performed for government agencies and private owners. Most of his work has been in the western United States and Alaska, but assignments have ranged from Europe to South America. He first appeared on the Best Lawyers list in 2003.

“We are delighted to again have Doug selected by his peers as being among the nation’s very best lawyers,” said Bob Burke, one of the firm’s managing partners.

With offices in Washington, Alaska and California, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP has practice areas in construction litigation, government contracts and public procurement. The firm represents both national and international clients on projects in the United States and abroad. The Oles Morrison attorneys, with the assistance of a seasoned team of in-house consultants and paralegals, provide advice on issues arising from requests for proposals and invitations to bid, through protests, requests for equitable adjustments, disputes and terminations.


About Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP
Founded in 1893, Oles Morrison is one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and most respected law firms. While focusing on construction litigation, government contracts, and public procurement, we are also able to address the wide range of legal matters that most businesses face: employment, bankruptcy and insolvency, tax and estate planning and business formation. We represent both national and international clients on projects in the United States and abroad. From our offices in Washington, Alaska and California, we are able to deploy attorneys who have the experience necessary to provide timely and cost-effective solutions to the most complex problems. More information is available at

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About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 39,709 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. At, Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.