Adele J. Ridenour

Adele J. Ridenour

Ball Janik LLP

Recognized since 2018

Portland, Oregon

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

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Adele Ridenour is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex construction, insurance, and design related disputes. She has also developed an extensive background and practice advising educational institutions regarding Title IX, including analysis of Title IX with regard to school facilities and new construction. She handles all aspects of property tax appeals for both residential and commercial owners. Ms. Ridenour was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” in 2014 and 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates, and has been selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list since 2013. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Construction

In February 2016, Ms. Ridenour successfully represented multiple homeowners in an 8-day jury trial. The case resulted in a jury verdict in favor of each of the owners, with a total verdict over four times the defendant’s last settlement offer

Ms. Ridenour is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Board of Directors and a member of the Multnomah County and Clark County (Washington) bar associations. She is the current treasurer of the University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association, and a former adjunct professor for the University, where she co-taught a course in Green Construction Law. Additionally, Ms. Ridenour is a member of the housing committee of Bienestar, Inc. Bienestar is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing affordable community housing, leadership development, and resident service programs that integrate housing, health, education, and skill development.


  • 101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100
    Portland, OR 97204


  • Gonzaga University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, graduated 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 05/02/2014
  • Utah, 2/23/2015
  • Washington, 12/14/2004
  • Oregon, 5/1/2006

Ball Janik LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

12 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Construction


  • Oregon Super Lawyers list, 2013-2017
  • 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Construction Defect & Dispute Conference Northwest Region
  • 2015 Runner-Up, Portland Business Journal's “Forty Under 40”
  • Selected as “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” by the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014 and 2015
  • Recipient, 2014 University of Oregon School of Law Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
  • Recognized in 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition, The List of Construction, Real Estate and Environmental Firms

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