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Plunkett Cooney attorneys named ‘Leading Lawyers’

Leading Lawyers
12.12.2014

Leading Lawyers magazine recently named 35 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its inaugural list of “Leading Lawyers” in Michigan.

Published quarterly, Leading Lawyers Magazine is a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, which has served the legal and business communities of the Chicago area since 1854. Starting in Illinois and eventually expanding worldwide, Leading Lawyers provides assistance with selecting highly-qualified attorneys.

When compiling the list of Leading Lawyers, the publisher surveyed lawyers, asking them which of their peers they would recommend to family members or friends if they could not take a case within their area of law or geographic region. To maintain the quality and credibility of the survey, lawyers were not allowed to nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Based upon these nominations and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership.

Below is a list of Plunkett Cooney’s attorneys who have received the 2015 Leading Lawyer designation:

Bloomfield Hills office members:

Maureen C. Adkins                    Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Michael P. Ashcraft Jr               Professional Malpractice Defense: Incl. Legal/Technical/Financial

Douglas C. Bernstein                Banking & Financial Institutional Law / Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial /
                                                             Creditor's Rights/Commercial Collections Law

Matthew J. Boettcher                Commercial Litigation

William D. Booth                       Personal Injury Defense Law: Gen. / Prod. Liability Def. Law / Prof. Mal. Def.: Incl.
                                                   Legal/Technical/Financial / ADR Law: Personal Injury

Charles W. Browning               Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Dennis G. Cowan                      Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law

Jerome A. Galante                    Personal Injury Defense Law: General / Products Liability Defense Law

Jeffrey C. Gerish                       Civil Appellate Law / Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Willard S. Holt III                       Association & Non-Profit Law / Tax Law: Business / Tax Law: Individual / Trust, Will & Estate
                                                   Planning Law

Robert G. Kamenec                Civil Appellate Law / Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Mark S. Kopson                        Health Law

Theresa Smith Lloyd                Employment Law: Management

Mary Massaron                        Civil Appellate Law / Appellate Law

Stanley C. Moore III                  Employment Law: Management / Labor Law: Management

Scott H. Sirich                          Construction Law

Thomas P. Vincent                  Commercial Litigation

Michael D. Weaver                   Commercial Litigation / Products Liability Defense Law

Detroit office members:

Loretta M. Ames                       Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law / Personal Injury Defense Law: General

James R Geroux                       Workers' Compensation Defense Law

Stanley A. Prokop                    Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Mary C. Rentz                           Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Michael K. Sheehy                   Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

East Lansing office members:

David K. Otis                            Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law

Phillip A. Erickson                   School Law

Anita B. Folino                         Medical Malpractice Defense Law / Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Flint office members:

Audrey J. Forbush                   Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law

H. William Reising                    Personal Injury Defense Law: General

Grand Rapids office members:

Mark H. Verwys                        Commercial Litigation

Kalamazoo office members:

Michael S. Bogren                   Civil Rights/Constitutional Law / Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law

Keith A. Peterson                    Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial / Creditor's Rights/Commercial Collections Law

Mt. Clemens office members:

D. Jennifer Andreou                Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Lawrence R. Donaldson         ADR Law: Commercial Litigation / Professional Malpractice Defense: Incl. Legal/Technical/Financial

Peter W. Peacock                    Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law

Patrick D. Ryan                       Commercial Litigation

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 “Leading Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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