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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among Michigan ‘Super Lawyers’


Michigan Super Lawyers magazine recently named 24 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2017 list of “Super Lawyers.”

Super Lawyers features a patented selection process involving three steps:Michigan Super Lawyers Plunkett Cooney (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 eleventh 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 2017 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:

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

Plunkett Cooney’s East Lansing office members:

  • David K. Otis – Government

Plunkett Cooney’s Flint office members:

  •  Audrey J. Forbush – Government

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 eight 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 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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