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Plunkett Cooney named among ‘Best Law Firms’ In America

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

For the sixth consecutive year, Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, has been ranked as one of the 2016 “Best Law Firms” in the nation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®.

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

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm and the Law Firm Leaders surveys and Best Lawyers peer-review. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who has received high enough peer-review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers. Firms are eligible in the practice area(s) and metro region(s) in which they have listed lawyers.

Awards were given to law firms across the country based on rankings of more than 12,000 firms in 122 practice areas in 177 metropolitan areas and eight states. Using 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
  • ­   Construction Law
  • ­   Employment Law - Management
  • ­   Insurance Law
  • ­   Labor Law - Management
  • ­   Litigation - Construction
  • ­   Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • ­   Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • ­   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. U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information. It is also a recognized leader in college, graduate school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine offices located in Michigan, 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 2016 “Best Law Firm,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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