Dwain Clifford is a partner of Ball Janik LLPDwain Clifford

Dwain Clifford has established a reputation for his skill in representing insureds involved in insurance-coverage disputes with insurers. He represents policyholders in matters related to denial of claims,  insurance recovery, broker malpractice, general commercial litigation, and construction law.  He has litigated cases in state and federal courts in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  Dwain has represented clients in cases involving multi-million dollar insurance payments for fire loss, business-interruption losses, construction defects, and disability payments, among others.  Dwain has been recognized by his peers as an Oregon Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Insurance Coverage.


Headshot photo of author Kelly Corcoran

Kelly Corcoran

Kelly Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings including apartment complexes, condominiums, and single-family homes, as well as other coverage issues involving personal injury and property damage claims.


Kevin Mapes is a partner of Ball Janik LLP

Kevin Mapes

Kevin Mapes is a commercial litigator, with a special emphasis representing  policyholders in insurance coverage disputes and construction defects.  Kevin has helped recover millions of dollars for his policyholder clients, and he has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry.  Additionally, Kevin was listed as one of “Oregon’s Top Rated Lawyers” in 2013 by ALM Legal Leaders, published by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine, affiliated with Martindale-Hubbell®.


Margo Meta is a partner of Ball Janik LLP

Margo Meta

Margo E. Meta is an associate in Ball Janik LLP’s Insurance Coverage and Construction Defect practice groups. Ms. Meta’s practice is focused on prosecuting insurance coverage and construction defect matters for policyholders and owners. Prior to joining Ball Janik, she concentrated her practice on representing national insurers in coverage disputes and bad faith defense.


Jim McDermottJames McDermott is a partner of Ball Janik LLP

Jim McDermott heads the firm’s Litigation practice group and has an active policyholder-side insurance practice. He is consistently highly ranked by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. McDermott is a commercial business litigator and trial lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases. He has tried scores of cases and argued appeals in federal and state courts on a broad range of issues for nationally known public and private companies, small businesses, and individuals.


Adele Ridenour is a partner of Ball Janik LLP

Adele Ridenour

Adele Ridenour’s practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. She has developed significant experience litigating construction defect cases involving complex commercial projects, condominiums, warehouses and hotels. She has also successfully represented commercial and individual property owners, and homeowners’ associations in insurance recovery actions.


Gabe Weaver is a partner of Ball Janik LLP

Gabe Weaver

Gabe Weaver has broad experience in business and commercial litigation in state and federal court, and before arbitration panels, with a focus on sophisticated large–dollar bankruptcy and financial restructuring cases.  Mr. Weaver has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in contested matters and adversary proceedings in complex Chapter 11 cases.  His practice includes assisting financial institutions with troubled loans, workouts, fraudulent transfer allegations, and lender liability claims.  He has represented domestic and international companies, financial services firms, accounting firms, directors, and officers in matters involving contract disputes, negligence, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder derivative complaints.