Portland, OR — Stoel Rives LLP is very pleased to announce that Portland partner Michelle Rudd has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list. The publication issues an annual list of the nation’s elite African American lawyers — either partners at leading national law firms or corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 corporations — who are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.
“We are thrilled for Michelle to receive such significant and national recognition, said Tim Taylor, Chair of the Stoel Rives Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “A long-time champion of professional opportunities for minorities at our firm, she is an exceptional role model for all of us, both as a lawyer and as a person.”
Savoy’s Most Influential Black Lawyers list is the latest addition to the magazine’s recognition of influential African American professionals, which includes a Most Influential Black Executives and a Most Influential Black Women listing. Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering all aspects of the African American lifestyle, from entertainment to sports, business to politics, and design to style.
Rudd focuses her practice on community development issues related to condemnation and eminent domain and land use permitting, and she works with municipal agencies, private utilities and property owners in achieving resolution in a variety of condemnation actions. She is also experienced in land use law including permitting, responses to notices of land use violations and zone and comprehensive plan changes as well as property tax issues. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® for the past five years, is currently listed in both the eminent domain and land use areas, and was selected as the Portland Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year in 2014.
See the full listing of 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers.