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Ashcraft newest member of ABOTA – Michigan Chapter

November 19, 2018

Plunkett Cooney partner Michael P. Ashcraft, Jr. was recently inducted as a member of the Michael Ashcraft Professional Liability Attorney Plunkett Cooney Bloomfield HillsAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) – Michigan Chapter.

“ABOTA is a dynamic organization with many talented trial attorneys,” said Ashcraft, who serves as co-leader of Plunkett Cooney’s Professional Liability Practice Group. “It’s a tremendous honor to have been selected, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue strengthening the reputation of our profession.”

Ashcraft is one of 112 attorneys in ABOTA’s Michigan Chapter. Membership is by invitation only. Any trial lawyer who is of high personal character and honorable reputation, and who is a member of the state bar, province, district, territory or country in which he or she practices may become a member of the organization upon nomination and election by chapter members.

Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of highly experienced trial lawyers and judges, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 plaintiff and defense lawyers and judges from 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Ashcraft, who is the Secretary/Treasurer of Plunkett Cooney’s Board of Directors, concentrates his practice in the defense of attorneys and accountants in malpractice claims and professional disciplinary matters. In addition, he represents a wide range of other professionals, including judges, insurance brokers and agents, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, real estate brokers and agents, officers and directors and notaries public in many different types of complex litigation. A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Ashcraft also counsels professional services firms on risk management, ethics, professional responsibility, and claims avoidance issues.

In the field of professional malpractice law, Ashcraft has been selected as a Best Lawyer in America®, a Michigan Super Lawyer, a Leading Lawyer and a Top Lawyer. He has also earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating of AV Preeminent™. Ashcraft is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Negligence Section, the Professional Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Liability and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, another leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also recently selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about the induction of Michael Ashcraft as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates – Michigan Chapter, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Practice Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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