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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among 2019 'Best Lawyers in America'

September 5, 2018

Thirty Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion inBest Lawyers Plunkett Cooney the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which lawyers within their own geographic region nominate their peers. These lawyers are not allowed to select nominees from the same area(s) in which they practice. Inclusion in Best Lawyers (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) is considered a singular honor because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

In addition to inclusion on the list this year, the following Plunkett Cooney attorneys received the “Lawyer of the Year” honor from Best Lawyers, a designation awarded to only a single attorney in each practice area in each community:

  • Amelia A. Bower – Litigation – Real Estate (Columbus Ohio)
  • D. Jennifer Andreou – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Troy, Michigan)
  • Robert G. Kamenec – Appellate Practice (Troy, Michigan)
  • David K. Otis – Municipal Law (Lansing, Michigan)

Below is the complete list of Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2019 Best Lawyers designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft (partner) – Legal Malpractice Law. Ashcraft has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.
  • Douglas C. Bernstein (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law / Real Estate Law
  • William D. Booth (of counsel) – Personal Injury Litigation. Booth has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 30 years.
  • Charles W. Browning (partner) – Insurance Law. Browning has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson (of counsel) – Professional Malpractice Law
  • Michael A. Fleming (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish (partner) – Appellate Law
  • Gregory Gromek (partner) – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Robert G. Kamenec (partner) – Appellate Practice. Kamenec has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.
  • Mark S. Kopson (partner) – Health Care Law
  • David A. Lerner (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Mary Massaron (partner) – Appellate Law. Massaron has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.
  • Saulius K. Mikalonis (senior attorney) – Environmental Law
  • Kenneth C. Newa (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Scott H. Sirich (partner) – Construction Law and Litigation
  • Thomas P. Vincent (partner) – Commercial Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Columbus, Ohio Best Lawyers:

  • Amelia A. Bower (partner) – Real Estate Litigation
  • Daniel J. Hurley (senior attorney) – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Jack S. Levey (senior attorney) – Real Estate Law. Levey has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • D. Jennifer Andreou (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • James R. Geroux (partner) – Workers’ Compensation Law. Geroux has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.
  • Laurel F. McGiffert (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • Claudia D. Orr (senior attorney) – Employment Law
  • Stanley A. Prokop (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Mary Catherine Rentz (partner) – Insurance Law

Plunkett Cooney’s East Lansing, Michigan Best Lawyer:

  • David K. Otis (partner) – Municipal Litigation and Law. Otis has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years

Plunkett Cooney’s Indianapolis, Indiana Best Lawyer:

  • Stephen J. Peters (partner) – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Construction Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Kalamazoo, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael S. Bogren (partner) – Municipal Law and Litigation. Bogren has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.
  • Keith A. Peterson (senior attorney) – Banking and Finance Law

Plunkett Cooney’s Petoskey, Michigan Best Lawyer:

  • Jerome A. Galante (partner) – Personal Injury Litigation. Galante has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for 10 years.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs approximately 140 attorneys in eight Michigan cities; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms and is listed among the “Best Law Firms” in 2018 as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Plunkett Cooney has also received numerous awards naming the firm as a top place to work within the legal industry.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2019 “Best Lawyers in America,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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