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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among 2020 ‘Best Lawyers in America’

08.30.2019

Twenty five Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which lawyers within their own geographic region nominate their peers. These lawyers are not allowed to select nominees from the same area(s) in which they practice. Inclusion in Best Lawyers (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) is considered a singular honor because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be selected.

In addition to inclusion on the list this year, David K. Otis (Lansing, Michigan) received the “Lawyer of the Year” honor from Best Lawyers, a designation awarded to only a single attorney in each practice area in each community, in the area of Municipal Litigation.

Below is the complete list of Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2020 Best Lawyers designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft (partner) – Legal Malpractice Law. Ashcraft has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.
  • Douglas C. Bernstein (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law / Real Estate Law
  • William D. Booth (of counsel) – Personal Injury Litigation. Booth has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 30 years.
  • Charles W. Browning (partner) – Insurance Law. Browning has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson (of counsel) – Professional Malpractice Law
  • Michael A. Fleming (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish (partner) – Appellate Law
  • Robert G. Kamenec (partner) – Appellate Practice. Kamenec has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.
  • Mark S. Kopson (partner) – Health Care Law
  • David A. Lerner (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Mary Massaron (partner) – Appellate Law. Massaron has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.
  • Saulius K. Mikalonis (senior attorney) – Environmental Law
  • Kenneth C. Newa (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Scott H. Sirich (partner) – Construction Law and Litigation
  • Thomas P. Vincent (President & CEO) – Commercial Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Columbus, Ohio Best Lawyers:

  • Amelia A. Bower (partner) – Real Estate Litigation
  • Daniel J. Hurley (senior attorney) – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Jennifer Andreou (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • Laurel F. McGiffert (partner) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • Claudia D. Orr (senior attorney) – Employment Law, Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Stanley A. Prokop (of counsel) – Insurance Law
  • Mary Catherine Rentz (partner) – Insurance Law

Plunkett Cooney’s East Lansing, Michigan Best Lawyer:

  • David K. Otis (partner) – Municipal Litigation and Law. Otis has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.

Plunkett Cooney’s Kalamazoo, Michigan Best Lawyer:

  • Michael S. Bogren (partner) – Municipal Law and Litigation. Bogren has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.

Plunkett Cooney’s Petoskey, Michigan Best Lawyer:

  • Jerome A. Galante (partner) – Personal Injury Litigation. Galante has the distinction of being named to the Best Lawyers list for over 10 years.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 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. The firm was also recently selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year and as a Cool Place to Work!

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2020 “Best Lawyers in America,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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