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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among Michigan ‘Super Lawyers’


Michigan Super Lawyers magazine recently named 25 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney,Plunkett Cooney 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2016 list of “Super Lawyers.”

Super Lawyers features a patented selection process involving three steps: (1) creation of a candidate pool; (2) evaluation of candidates by the research department; and (3) peer evaluation by practice area. Those named to the annual list represent only five percent of the state’s licensed practitioners.

For the tenth consecutive year, Mary Massaron, Plunkett Cooney’s Appellate Law Practice Group Leader, has received special recognition by the magazine – inclusion among the state’s top 100 attorneys and top 50 women lawyers.

Below is a list of Plunkett Cooney’s partners who have received the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office members:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft, Jr. – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Douglas C. Bernstein – Bankruptcy
  • Charles W. Browning – Insurance Coverage
  • Henry B. Cooney – Civil Litigation Defense
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish – Appellate  
  • Robert G. Kamenec – Appellate
  • Mark S. Kopson – Health Care
  • Stanley C. Moore, III – Employment & Labor
  • Kenneth C. Newa – Insurance Coverage
  • Anthony J. Rusciano – Business Litigation
  • Scott H. Sirich – Construction Litigation
  • Thomas P. Vincent – Professional Liability: Defense
  • Michael D. Weaver – Employment Litigation Defense

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit office members:

  • Loretta M. Ames – Personal Injury Defense: General
  • D. Jennifer Andreou - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • James R. Geroux – Workers’ Compensation
  • Stanley A. Prokop – Insurance Coverage
  • Mary Catherine Rentz – Insurance Coverage
  • Matthew J. Stanczyk – Personal Injury Defense: Products

Plunkett Cooney’s East Lansing office member:

  • David K. Otis – Government 

Plunkett Cooney’s Flint office members:

  • Audrey J. Forbush – Government

Plunkett Cooney’s Kalamazoo office member:

  • Michael S. Bogren – Civil Rights

Plunkett Cooney’s Petoskey office members:

  • Jerome A. Galante – Personal Injury Defense: Products 

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 approximately 145 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;


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