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Six Karr Tuttle Campbell Attorneys Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America”

Karr Tuttle Campbell is proud to announce that six of our attorneys, Richard Omata, Walter Maas III, Mark Johnsen, James Treadwell, James Austin and Diana Carey were named to the 2015 list of Best Lawyers in America.

Best Lawyers selected Mr. Omata for his work in three fields: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation. He is Chair of the Labor and Employment department and represents public and private employers in employment and labor related cases before city, state and federal agencies. Mr. Omata also spent time early in his career working as part of the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Maas was recognized for his work in two fields: Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Tax Law. Chair of the firm’s Business and Finance department, Mr. Maas’ practice focuses on corporate law and finance; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; and the formation and capitalization of venture capital, buy out, real estate and other investment funds.

Mr. Johnsen was selected for his litigation work for defendants in personal injury cases. He represents individuals, public entities, and businesses in a wide range of litigation in both federal and state courts. He has successfully represented clients in numerous major appellate cases. Many of these cases have resulted in published opinions establishing judicial precedent on a variety of legal issues.

Mr. Treadwell, Chair of our Estate Planning and Administration department, was recognized for his work in Trusts and Estates Law. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, and also helps clients with asset protection, complex estates and dispute resolution arising in estate administration.

Mr. Austin was recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. In his practice, Mr. Austin represents both established and emerging companies in a wide variety of matters, including formation, transactional dealings, acquisitions, dispositions and dissolution.

Ms. Carey was recognized for her work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. She was also named the 2015 Seattle “Lawyer of the Year” for that practice area. Ms. Carey is Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency practice group and focuses primarily on bankruptcy and receivership. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with this designation in a given year.

The Best Lawyers in America awards have been around since 1981 and are based entirely upon peer review. To learn more about Best Lawyers’ methodology, visit their website. To see all of Karr Tuttle Campbell’s attorney profiles and practice areas, visit our website.