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Bogren among publication’s 2022 Class of Leaders in the Law


Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW) recently named Plunkett Cooney partner Michael S. Bogren to its 2022 Class of Leaders in the Law.

Bogren, who has served as chair of Plunkett Cooney’s board of directors since 2012 and a member since 2003, is a one of the most accomplished members of the firm’s Governmental Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, civil rights, police liability and employment law.

Bogren and the other class of 2022 honorees were selected by MiLW for, among other things, their significant contributions to the practice of law in Michigan, their expertise and leadership, as well as for setting an example for other lawyers.

The annual Leaders in the Law award ceremony will be held on Dec. 2 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. The “Lawyer of the Year,” as selected by a vote of the class, will be announced during the event. Each of the 2022 honorees will be profiled in a special section of the Dec. 5 issue of MiLW, an industry publication serving the state’s legal community.

A 1982 cum laude graduate of University of Detroit School of Law, Bogren has extensive experience representing municipalities in both state and federal court claims involving due process matters, first amendment issues, Michigan Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Act violations, zoning disputes and employment law disputes, including cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Bogren is a member of the Public Corporations Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Civil Rights Section of the Federal Bar Association.

Plunkett Cooney's Governmental Law Practice Group features the collective talents of attorneys who focus on the defense of all manner of municipal litigation, and they provide direct representation to Michigan’s cities, villages, townships and counties. Group members have expertise in such areas as charter law, constitutional matters, election law, employment liability, ordinance drafting and revisions, public safety liability, and zoning and planning.

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 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 and was named earlier this year as one of the best law firms in the nation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.

For more information about Bogren’s selection by MiLW as a 2022 Leader in the Law, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or via email at