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Plunkett Cooney adds three attorneys to transportation group


Plunkett Cooney, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the Midwest, recently added further depth to its growing Transportation Law Practice Group with the arrival of attorneys Michael W. Slater, Andrea Forsyth Telling and Benjamin M. Glazebrook.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike and his team to our transportation group,” said Carolyn M. Jereck, who served as Plunkett Cooney’s Litigation Department Leader. “Each of these attorneys is extremely talented, and they have particular expertise in fraud investigations as they relate to auto liability claims.”

A partner in the Grand Rapids office, Slater represents some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers and their policyholders in first- and third-party auto liability claims. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict, and he works with his insurance professional clients to develop strategies to vigorously investigate and defend fraudulent claims.

Slater is a 1998 graduate of Case Western University Law School, and he received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in 1995. An accomplished speaker, Slater frequently addresses his areas of expertise in seminars and lectures to members of legal and insurance industry organizations.

Forsyth Telling is also a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Grand Rapids office, where she works with Slater in the defense of motor vehicle liability claims. Admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois and Colorado, Forsyth Telling has developed her practice to include complex medical fraud litigation, sophisticated attendant care matters and extra-contractual disputes.

A 2005 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, Forsyth Telling also has extensive commercial litigation and employment liability experience, and she is a certified divorce mediator. Her professional affiliations include the state bar associations in Michigan, Illinois and Colorado.

Glazebrook is an attorney in Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit office who focuses his practice in the areas of first- and third-party motor vehicle liability claims.

Like his colleagues, Glazebrook has particular expertise conducting investigations of alleged fraud and suspicious claims involving insurance policyholders and medical providers. He represents several national insurance companies and has successfully resolved numerous fraud cases, resulting in the recovery of overpaid and ill-gotten benefits.

Glazebrook is a 2006 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2002.

Plunkett Cooney’s Transportation Law Practice Group includes the talents of more than 20 attorneys across the states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The group members provide an array of litigation and risk management services, including particular expertise in the areas of trucking liability, first- and third-party auto liability, cross-border claims with Canada, fraud investigation services and emergency accident response.

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. Fortune magazine has also named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about the recent addition of the above-referenced attorneys to the firm’s Transportation Law Practice Group, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or

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