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Plunkett Cooney named among ‘Best Law Firms’ in America

Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report

For the fifth consecutive year, Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, has been ranked as one of the “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report in 2015.

Four of the firm’s offices received tier-one ratings in multiple practice areas. Criteria for inclusion included firm practice areas, expertise, responsiveness, integrity, major legal assignments, cost-effectiveness, pro-bono commitment and diversity, among others.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty. Over 17,000 attorneys provided approximately 600,000 law firm assessments, and nearly 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations.

Awards were given to law firms across the country in 74 national practice areas. Rankings were also conducted by metropolitan and state segments in 120 practice areas.

Based on a tiered rather than a ranked system, Plunkett Cooney was recognized in the following first-tier categories:

Columbus, Ohio:

–      Litigation – Real Estate

Metro Detroit:

–      Appellate Practice

–      Employment Law - Management

–      Insurance Law

–      Labor Law - Management

–      Litigation - Construction

–      Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

–      Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

–      Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Kalamazoo, Michigan:

–      Banking and Finance Law

Lansing, Michigan:

–      Litigation - Municipal

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, the Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the top lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 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 2015 “Best Law Firm,” contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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