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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among Michigan 'Super Lawyers'

Michigan Super Lawyers

Michigan Super Lawyers magazine recently named 28 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2014 list of “Super Lawyers.”

Super Lawyers features a newly-patented selection process involving three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. Those named to the annual list represent only five percent of the state’s licensed practitioners.

Mary Massaron, Plunkett Cooney’s Appellate Law Practice Group Leader, received special recognition by the magazine for the eighth consecutive year with her inclusion among the state’s top 100 attorneys and the top 50 women lawyers. In addition to being a member of the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and numerous other honors, Massaron has the distinction of being a past president of the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, an international organization of defense attorneys and in-house corporate counsel.

Below is a list of Plunkett Cooney’s partners who have received the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyer designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office members:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft, Jr. – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Douglas C. Bernstein – Bankruptcy
  • Charles W. Browning – Insurance Coverage
  • Henry B. Cooney – Civil Litigation Defense
  • Dennis G. Cowan – Land Use/Zoning
  • Jerome A. Galante – Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish – Appellate
  • Robert G. Kamenec – Appellate
  • Mark S. Kopson – Health Care
  • Theresa Smith Lloyd – Employment Litigation Defense
  • Stanley C. Moore, III – Employment & Labor
  • Kenneth C. Newa – Insurance Coverage
  • Scott H. Sirich – Construction Litigation
  • Thomas P. Vincent  – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Michael D. Weaver – Employment Litigation Defense

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit office members:

  • Loretta M. Ames – Personal Injury Defense: General
  • James R. Geroux – Workers’ Compensation
  • Stanley A. Prokop – Insurance Coverage
  • Mary Catherine Rentz – Insurance Coverage

Plunkett Cooney’s East Lansing office member:

  • David K. Otis – Government

Plunkett Cooney’s Flint office members:

  • Audrey J. Forbush – Government
  • H. William Reising – Civil Litigation Defense

Plunkett Cooney’s Kalamazoo office member:

  • Michael S. Bogren – Civil Rights

Plunkett Cooney’s Mount Clemens office members:

  • D. Jennifer Andreou - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Peter W. Peacock – Government

Plunkett Cooney’s Petoskey office members:

  • Steven L. Barney – Professional Liability: Defense

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Plunkett Cooney is also a recipient of numerous awards designating it as a “great place to work.”

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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