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Plunkett Cooney attorneys among 2023 Best Lawyers in America


Thirty-two Plunkett Cooney attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 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.

In addition to inclusion on the list this year, three Plunkett Cooney attorneys received the Best Lawyers™ Lawyer of the Year award. Daniel J. Hurley was named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year in Columbus, Ohio. In Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Jeffrey C. Gerish received the Best Lawyers® 2023 Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year award and Scott H. Sirich was recognized as the Construction Law Lawyer of the Year award winner. This designation is awarded to only a single attorney in each practice area in each community.

Below is the complete list of Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2023 Best Lawyers designation:

Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  •  Michael P. Ashcraft (partner) – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Douglas C. Bernstein (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law / Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law / Real Estate Law
  • Matthew J. Boettcher (partner) – Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • William D. Booth (of counsel) – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Charles W. Browning (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson (of counsel) – Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Michael A. Fleming (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey C. Gerish (partner) – Appellate Practice
  • Howard B. Goldman (partner) – Real Estate Law
  • Mark S. Kopson (partner) – Health Care Law
  • David A. Lerner (partner) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Scott K. Lites (partner) – Corporate Law
  • Mary Massaron (partner) – Appellate Practice
  • Lauren B. McMillen (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Kenneth C. Newa (partner) – Insurance Law
  • Scott H. Sirich (partner) – Construction Law and Litigation
  • Thomas P. Vincent (partner) – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael D. Weaver (partner) – Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Patrick E. Winters (partner) – Insurance Law

Plunkett Cooney’s Columbus, Ohio Best Lawyers:

  • Christina L. Corl (partner) – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Daniel J. Hurley (senior attorney) – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit, Michigan Best Lawyers:

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

Plunkett Cooney’s Grand Rapids, Michigan Best Lawyers:

  • Michael S. Bogren (partner) – Municipal Law and Litigation

Plunkett Cooney’s Lansing, Michigan Best Lawyer:                

  • Peter D. Cronk (partner) – Commercial Litigation
  • David K. Otis (of counsel) – Municipal Law and 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 140 attorneys in seven 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 2023 “Best Lawyers in America,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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