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Thirty-Five Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Attorneys Named to 2017 Washington Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Lists



Super Lawyers Recognizes Two Attorneys in Top 100 and Two in Top 50 Women

SEATTLE – Thirty-five attorneys from the Seattle and Vancouver offices of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP have been named to the 2017 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state.


The annually published Super Lawyers list, based on peer recognition, recognizes the top 5 percent of attorneys in Washington for their professional achievement. Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's intellectual property partner Bob Cumbow and business litigation partner Brian Esler were ranked in the top 100 statewide. Additionally, employment law partner Susan Eberle Stahlfeld and intellectual property partner Kathleen Petrich (recently retired) ranked among the top 50 women in the state.


Fourteen Miller Nash Graham & Dunn attorneys were selected to the Rising Stars list, which recognizes only the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have practiced for 10 years or less.


The Miller Nash Graham & Dunn attorneys named to the 2017 Washington Super Lawyers list are:


From the Seattle office

  • Nancy Anderson, employment & labor
  • Clemens Barnes, employment & labor
  • Jeffrey Beaver, eminent domain
  • Douglas Berry, franchise/dealership
  • Robert Cumbow, intellectual property
  • Brian Esler, business litigation
  • Michael Fandel, business litigation
  • Marcia Fujimoto, estate & probate
  • Matthew Hansen, eminent domain
  • David Lundsgaard, class action
  • Christine Masse, Native American law
  • Diane Meyers, energy & natural resources
  • Steven Miller, banking
  • Mark Northrup, creditor debtor rights
  • Kathleen Petrich, intellectual property (recently retired)
  • Elaine Spencer, environmental litigation
  • Susan Eberle Stahlfeld, employment & labor
  • Frank Van Dusen, employment & labor
  • Marisa Velling, eminent domain
  • James Yand, business litigation


From the Vancouver office

  • Joseph Vance, employment litigation: defense


The Miller Nash Graham & Dunn attorneys named to the 2017 Washington Rising Stars list are:


From the Seattle office

  • Madeline Engel, business litigation
  • Paul Firuz, estate & probate
  • Kellen Andrew Hade, business litigation
  • Danielle Hunt, business/corporate
  • Brie Coyle Jones, Native American law
  • Daniel Oates, franchise/dealership
  • Connor O'Brien, eminent domain
  • Tara O'Hanlon, business litigation
  • Aubrey Seffernick, Native American law
  • Megan Starich, employment & labor
  • Jacqualyne Walker, eminent domain
  • Vanessa Wheeler, intellectual property


From the Vancouver office

  • Jeff Miller, environmental
  • Meghan Williams, business/corporate


About Super Lawyers


Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that identifies outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

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