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Plunkett Cooney named among ‘Best Law Firms’ in America

Best Lawyers in America® and U.S. News & World Report

Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, recently received Tier 1 rankings in the 2014 “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 firms in one or more of 119 practice areas in seven states.

“We are grateful to our clients which continue to acknowledge the high-quality services our attorneys and staff have provided over the years,“ said Plunkett Cooney President & CEO Henry B. Cooney. “Our staff is truly dedicated, and it’s nice to see the firm has received this national service-based honor once again.”

Based on a tiered rather than a ranked system, Plunkett Cooney, which was also recognized as a “Best Law Firm” last year, was recognized in the following first-tier categories:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Municipal
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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 the firm, as well as the information that was provided by the firm in response to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers annual law firm survey.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, and one each in 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 with the legal industry.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s recognition as a 2014 “Best Law Firm,” contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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