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Firm expands litigation practice with addition of Rochelle (Ralph) Clarke


Attorney Rochelle L. (Ralph) Clarke recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, as an associate in its Insurance, Professional and Governmental Law Department.

“Rochelle is an outstanding attorney, who has a passion for the practice of law,” said the firm’s President & CEO Henry B. Cooney. “Rochelle’s involvement in our Medical Liability and Governmental law practice groups provides even more depth to these growing areas of our practice.”

Clarke, who focuses her practice primarily in the areas of medical liability, professional liability and governmental law, works in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Her clients include hospitals, physicians, physician groups, municipalities and various other clients with general liability matters.

Prior to working for Plunkett Cooney full time, Clarke worked as research clerk in the firm’s East Lansing and Flint offices. She also previously worked as a research assistant for Michigan State University College of Law, as a student attorney for the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and as a legal extern for the Flint City Attorney's office.

A member of the Genesee County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, Clarke received her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2014 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2011.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs over 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and it was named by American Lawyer Media’s as a “ Go-To” law firm in 2015. The firm has also received several awards naming the firm as a top place to work within the legal industry.

For more information about Rochelle L. (Ralph) Clarke joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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