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Jim Torgerson Named Anchorage Best Lawer of Year

Anchorage, AK — Stoel Rives LLP, a U.S. business law firm, today announced that Jim Torgerson of the firm’s Anchorage office has been named the “Anchorage Best Lawyers Litigation-Environmental Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Torgerson is the only lawyer honored in Anchorage in this area of law. His recognition is based on earning top ratings in Best Lawyers’ legal research, reflecting a high level of respect among his peers for his “abilities, professionalism, and integrity.”

Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million peer evaluations. Only one lawyer in each specialty in each city where reviews are done is selected as a “Lawyer of the Year.”
A profile of Torgerson appears below.

James E. Torgerson - 2012 Anchorage Best Lawyers Litigation-Environmental Lawyer of the Year.

Jim Torgerson is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group and the managing partner of the firm's Anchorage office. Torgerson has litigated a wide variety of disputes, including defending clients against claims of alleged business torts, contractual breaches, improper employment actions and professional negligence. He also has tried real property and products liability disputes. His federal practice includes litigating environmental, False Claims Act, Native American and white-collar criminal disputes.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Torgerson was the managing shareholder of Heller Ehrman LLP’s Anchorage office, chief of the civil division and chief of the criminal division in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska, and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska in Washington, D.C.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. The firm has offices in Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.
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