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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among 2021 ‘Best Lawyers in America’

08.27.2020

Twenty five Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021.

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 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, David K. Otis received the Best Lawyers™ 2021 Municipal Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" award in Lansing, Michigan and Mary Massaron was named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Lawyer of the Year is a designation awarded to only a single attorney in each practice area in each community.

Below is the complete list of Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2021 Best Lawyers designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft (partner) – Legal Malpractice Law. [Named to 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. [Named to Best Lawyers list for over 30 years]
  • Charles W. Browning (partner) – Insurance Law. [Named to 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
  • Robert G. Kamenec (partner) – Appellate Practice. [Named to 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. [Named to Best Lawyers list for 10 years]
  • Lauren B. McMillen (partner) – Insurance Law. [New to the list this year]
  • Saulius K. Mikalonis (senior attorney) – Environmental Law
  • Kenneth C. Newa (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Scott H. Sirich (partner) – Construction Law and Litigation. [Named to Best Lawyers list for 10 years]
  • Thomas P. Vincent (partner) – Commercial Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Columbus, Ohio Best Lawyers:

  • Amelia A. Bower (partner) – Real Estate Litigation. [Named to Best Lawyers list for 10 years]
  • Daniel J. Hurley (senior attorney) – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • D. Jennifer Andreou (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • Laurel F. McGiffert (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • Claudia D. Orr (senior attorney) – Employment Law, Labor and Employment Litigation
  • 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. [Named to Best Lawyers list for 10 years]

Plunkett Cooney’s Grand Rapids, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael S. Bogren (partner) – Municipal Law and Litigation. [Named to Best Lawyers list for 10 years]

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

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2021 “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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