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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among 2024 Best Lawyers in America


Thirty-one Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 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 is considered an honor because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

Below is the complete list of Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2024 Best Lawyers designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael P. Ashcraft  – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Douglas C. Bernstein – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law / Real Estate Law
  • Matthew J. Boettcher – Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Charles W. Browning – Insurance Law
  • Dennis G. Cowan – Government Relations Practice
  • Michael A. Fleming – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish – Appellate Practice
  • Howard B. Goldman – Real Estate Law
  • Mark S. Kopson – Health Care Law
  • David A. Lerner – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Scott K. Lites – Corporate Law / Real Estate Law
  • Mary Massaron – Appellate Practice
  • Lauren B. McMillen – Insurance Law
  • Kenneth C. Newa  – Insurance Law
  • Elaine M. Pohl – Insurance Law / Insurance Litigation
  • Scott H. Sirich – Construction Law and Litigation
  • Thomas P. Vincent – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael D. Weaver – Commercial Litigation / Labor and Employment Litigation / Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Patrick E. Winters  – Insurance Law / Insurance Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Columbus, Ohio Best Lawyers:

  • Christina L. Corl – Employment Law – Management / Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Daniel J. Hurley – Insurance Law / Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Jennifer Andreou – Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Laurel F. McGiffert – Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Claudia D. Orr – Employment Law, Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Stanley A. Prokop – Insurance Law
  • Mary Catherine Rentz – Insurance Law
  • Matthew J. Stanczyk – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants / Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • David R. Stechow – Construction Law and Litigation / Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Plunkett Cooney’s Grand Rapids, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael S. Bogren – Municipal Law and Litigation
  • Timothy F. Sheridan – Construction Litigation / Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Plunkett Cooney’s Lansing, Michigan Best Lawyer:                

  • Peter D. Cronk – Commercial Litigation

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 130 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Plunkett Cooney recently received Mansfield Rule Certification for midsize law firms, which recognizes leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal industry.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2024 “Best Lawyers in America,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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