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Thirty-Four Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Attorneys Named to 2016 Washington Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Lists



Thirty-four attorneys from the Seattle and Vancouver offices of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP have been named to the 2016 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 IP partner Kathleen Petrich and employment law partner Susan Eberle Stahlfeld ranked among the top 50 women in the state. Additionally, employment law senior counsel Clem Barnes and IP partner Bob Cumbow were ranked in the top 100 statewide. 

Twelve 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 2016 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
  • Jennifer Divine, schools & education
  • Brian Esler, business litigation
  • Michael Fandel, business litigation
  • Marcia Fujimoto, estate & probate
  • Geoffrey Groshong, bankruptcy: business
  • Matthew Hansen, eminent domain
  • David Lundsgaard, class action
  • Christine Masse, Native American law
  • Steven Miller, banking
  • Mark Northrup, creditor debtor rights
  • Kathleen Petrich, intellectual property
  • 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 2016 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
  • Diane Meyers, environmental
  • Daniel Oates, franchise/dealership
  • Tara O'Hanlon, business litigation
  • Aubrey Seffernick, Native American law
  • Megan Starich, employment & labor
  • Jacqualyne Walker, eminent domain

From the Vancouver office

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

“Having so many of our attorneys recognized this year is truly gratifying,” said Steve Miller, partner and head of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Seattle office. “We are particularly honored to have our partners Clem Barnes, Bob Cumbow, Kathleen Petrich, and Susan Stahlfeld recognized as top in their fields.”

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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