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Attorney Stephanie Brochert to lead Women’s Bar Association, Oakland Region


Plunkett Cooney associate attorney Stephanie M. Brochert was recently elected president of the Women's Bar Association, Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WBA | Oakland).

Brochert, who was sworn in during the WBA | Oakland annual dinner on May 26 at the Birmingham Athletic Club, will serve a one-year term as president.

Founded in 1919, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) works to advance the interest of women in the legal profession and promote equality and justice for all people. The organization has eight regions that provide wide-ranging educational, networking and advocacy programming for lawyers, judges and law students. WLAM has been actively supporting the advancement of women lawyers by seeking their appointment and election to public and professional positions.

A 2019 WLAM Regional Leadership Award recipient, Brochert has been an active member of the WBA | Oakland for several years. She has progressed through the organization’s leadership track, having previously served as president-elect, vice president and treasurer.

Brochert, who is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, practices primarily
in the area of insurance coverage. She represents major property and casualty insurance companies in coverage cases throughout the United States. Her work includes the defense of a variety of claims, including environmental contamination, construction defect and high-exposure product liability coverage disputes.

Admitted to practice law in Michigan, New York and New Jersey, Brochert has experience representing insurers in complex coverage disputes involving multi-million-dollar construction projects, severe personal injuries, exposures to toxic materials, and matters involving state and local government entities, including the city of New York.

Brochert received her law degree, cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2013 and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Marist College in 2008.

Plunkett Cooney is recognized as one of the nation’s leading law firms for the defense of insurance coverage litigation. Several members of the firm’s Insurance Law Practice Group have been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. In addition to their litigation expertise, Plunkett Cooney attorneys work with their clients to develop new insurance products and to address emergent theories of legal liability.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the oldest and most accomplished law firms in the Midwest with offices in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which employs approximately 140 attorneys, has built a reputation as a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and was named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in 11 practice areas, including insurance law, as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2022.

For more information about Stephanie Brochert’s election as WBA | Oakland president, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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