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Plunkett Cooney attorneys to join prestigious Inn of Court program

03.11.2016

Four attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, were selected to participate in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (DMBA) Inn of Court program.

Benjamin M. Glazebrook, Mitchell McIntyre and Kimberly K. Seibert from Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit office, as well as Olivia M. Paglia from the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, were selected to participate in the program, which started at the beginning of this year.

The DMBA Inn of Court is designed to promote strong relationships between attorneys in different firms and practice areas, to create more frequent mentorship and training opportunities, and to foster more regular and constructive contacts between the bench and the bar. Based on the English model of legal apprenticeship, the DMBA Inn of Court program involves monthly, team-led programs over a five-month period that address issues of law, ethics and practice.

The 2015-2016 DMBA Inn of Court is under the leadership of Inn Chancellor, the Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

The DMBA was established in 1836 as a forum for lawyers and judges who sought to improve the administration and quality of justice in their community through education, dialogue and community activities. The association continues to advance these goals through its Inn of Court program.

A member of Plunkett Cooney’s Transportation Law Practice Group, Benjamin Ben Glazebrook Detroit Plunkett Cooney attorneyGlazebrook focuses his litigation practice in the areas of motor vehicle liability and no-fault law. He represents clients involved in first and third-party liability claims, as well as in lawsuits involving uninsured and underinsured motorists. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Glazebrook has extensive experience resolving cases of alleged fraud and suspicious claims involving insureds and medical providers.

Mitchell McIntyre Detroit Plunkett Cooney attorneyMitchell McIntyre is also a member of the firm’s Transportation Law Practice Group who focuses his practice on insurance-related work involving coverage disputes, entitlement issues and catastrophic injuries, as well as no-fault and motor vehicle liability matters. In addition to the areas of Michigan No-Fault Personal Injury Protection and third-party liability, McIntyre has experience representing clients in cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability and employment litigation. He graduated, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School.

Olivia Paglia is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Insurance Law Practice Groups. Olivia Paglia Bloomfield Hills Plunkett Cooney attorneyShe represents major property and casualty insurance companies in insurance coverage disputes throughout the Midwest. Her coverage work includes handling a variety of issues, including high-exposure product liability, environmental contamination and construction defect claims. Paglia received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Kim Seibert Detroit Plunkett Cooney attorneyA member of the firm’s Transportation Law Practice Group, Kimberly Seibert focuses her practice in the areas of motor vehicle negligence and no-fault law. She routinely defends insurers, rental car companies, trucking companies and corporations in no-fault coverage disputes and negligence suits. Seibert received her law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

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 2016. The firm has also received several awards naming it among the top workplaces in the legal industry.

For more information about the Plunkett Cooney attorneys involved in the DMBA Inn of Court program, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development  John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 ; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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