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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among 2022 Best Lawyers in America


Twenty-six Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022.

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, D. Jennifer Andreou received the Best Lawyers™ 2022 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year award in Detroit, Michigan and Douglas C. Bernstein was named the Best Lawyers® 2022 Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law "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 2022 Best Lawyers designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft (partner) – Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • 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 - Defendants
  • Charles W. Browning (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson (of counsel) – Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants 
  • Michael A. Fleming (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish (partner) – Appellate Practice
  • Howard B. Goldman (senior attorney) – Real Estate Law
  • Robert G. Kamenec (partner) – Appellate Practice
  • Mark S. Kopson (partner) – Health Care Law
  • David A. Lerner (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Scott K. Lites (partner) – Corporate Law
  • Mary Massaron (partner) – Appellate Practice 
  •  Lauren B. McMillen (partner) – Insurance Law
  • 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:

  • Daniel J. Hurley (senior attorney) – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • D. Jennifer Andreou (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Laurel F. McGiffert (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • 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 Grand Rapids, Michigan Best Lawyers: 

  •  Michael S. Bogren (partner) – Municipal Law and Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Lansing, Michigan Best Lawyer: 

  • David K. Otis (partner) – Municipal Law and Litigation

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.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2022 “Best Lawyers in America,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;