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Bogren, Ashcraft re-elected Plunkett Cooney board officers


At a recent meeting of the Plunkett Cooney Board of Directors, partners Michael S. Bogren and Michael P. Ashcraft, Jr. were re-elected Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively.

The managing partner of Plunkett Cooney’s Kalamazoo office, Michael S. Bogren has been a member of the firm’s board of directors since 2003 and has served as chair of the board since 2012. He is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Governmental Law Practice Group, focusing his practice in the areas of municipal law, civil rights, and labor and employment law.

A 1982 cum laude graduate of University of Detroit School of Law, Bogren has extensive experience representing municipalities in both state and federal court claims involving police liability, due process matters, first amendment issues, Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Act violations, zoning disputes and employment law.

Bogren is a member of several professional organizations, including the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan (Public Corporations and Real Property sections), American Bar Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association and Association of Governmental Risk Pools.

Michael P. Ashcraft, Jr. was also recently re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer of Plunkett Cooney’s Board of Directors. A partner in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Ashcraft currently serves as the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group Leader. He is one of the state’s leading professional liability attorneys, concentrating his practice primarily on the defense of attorneys and accountants in malpractice claims. Ashcraft also represents insurance brokers and agents, securities brokers, real estate brokers and agents, investment advisors, corporate officers and directors, and notaries public involved in professional liability litigation.

Admitted to state and federal courts in Michigan and Nebraska, Ashcraft graduated, cum laude, from Detroit College of Law in 1992. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in 1987. Ashcraft is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Negligence Section, the State Bar of Michigan’s Professional Ethics Committee and the American Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Liability.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs approximately 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 also recently named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s recent board officer election, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or

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