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Plunkett Cooney named among 'Best Law Firms' in America

U.S. News & World Report

Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, recently received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2012 “Best Law Firms” edition of U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News, in conjunction with Best Lawyers in America, a global peer-to-peer attorney rating service, has ranked 9,633 law firms across the nation in one or more of 75 legal practice areas, as well as ranking metropolitan or state law firm in one or more of 119 practice areas in seven states.

“I am pleased to see that the firm continues to receive service-based honors like this one,“ said Plunkett Cooney President & CEO Henry B. Cooney. “Our attorneys and staff work extremely hard and it’s nice to see the results they achieve for their clients to be acknowledged on a national level.”

Based on a tiered rather than a ranked system, Plunkett Cooney was recognized in the following first-tier categories:

–        Appellate Practice

–        Litigation – Construction

–        Litigation – Municipal

–        Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

This Tier 1 ranking was determined through Plunkett Cooney's overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of the firm’s clients’ impressive feedback, and the high regard that  

lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for our firm, and the information that was provided in response to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers annual law firm survey.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs more than 160 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm provides a complete range of transactional and litigation services to clients in both the public and private sectors.

In addition to the Best Lawyers Tier 1 Ranking, Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Plunkett Cooney has also recently received several awards naming the firm as a top place to work in the legal industry.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s recognition as a 2012 “Best Law Firm,” contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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