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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among legal industry ‘Rising Stars’

Michigan Super Lawyers

In its annual review of the state’s top young attorneys, Michigan Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Rising Stars Plunkett Cooney Michiganmagazine has awarded 11 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, its “Rising Star” honor.

Published by Thomson Reuters, Michigan Super Lawyers compiles its annual list based upon a patented selection process that involves the creation of a candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by an in-house research department; and a peer evaluation process. To be considered a Rising Star, candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or licensed to practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys receive the “Rising Star” designation.

Following are the Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star designation:

Bloomfield Hills office members:

Hilary A. Ballentine – Appellate

Abe Barlaskar – Personal Injury General: Defense

Jeffrey S. Hengeveld – Professional Liability: Defense

Marc P. Jerabek – Bankruptcy: Business

Patrick C. Lannen – Banking

Megan P. McKnight – Business Litigation

Lauren B. McMillen – Insurance Coverage

Patrick E. Winters – Insurance Coverage

Detroit office member:

Paul J. Dwaihy – Personal Injury General: Defense

Grand Rapids office members:

Lisa A. Hall – Creditor Debtor Rights

Matthew T. Tompkins – Civil Litigation: Defense

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, and one office each in 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. The firm has also been recognized for several consecutive years as one of southeast Michigan’s top workplaces.

For more information regarding a named 2015 “Rising Star,” contact Plunkett Cooney’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008;

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