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Legal publication names firm among nation’s largest law firms


Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was recently listed among the largest law firms in the United States by the National Law Journal’s (NLJ). This is the second consecutive year the firm has made the list.

“It is quite an accomplishment for Plunkett Cooney to be among the country’s top 250 largest law firms,” said Plunkett Cooney President and CEO, Henry B. Cooney. “The firm’s management has implemented programs that attract and retain talented personnel, which has stimulated the continued growth and success of our firm.”

In determining its list of the top law firms, The NLJ, one of the leading legal industry newspapers, sent surveys to hundreds of firms to identify the 250 largest. The lawyer totals were based on the average number of full-time equivalent attorneys for the period Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Lawyer counts did not include contract or temporary attorneys.

For over 30 years, the NLJ has published its list of largest firms. Plunkett Cooney, which was ranked 242 in 2010, dropped one spot to 243 in this year’s survey.

Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of litigation and transactional services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm represents clients in such diverse areas as appellate law, banking law, bankruptcy, business litigation, construction law, corporate law, environmental liability, healthcare law, insurance law, labor and employment law, marine liability, mergers and acquisitions, motor vehicle liability, medical malpractice, municipal liability, product liability, professional liability, title insurance and workers’ compensation. 

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs over 160 attorneys in nine Michigan cities and one each in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm has also achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, a leading peer-to-peer review service to the legal industry. Named by Fortune magazine and LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell as one of the top law firms in the United States, Plunkett Cooney was also recently named “Go-To” Law Firm for litigation by American Lawyer Media.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s inclusion among the top largest 250 law firms in the United States, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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