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DBusiness names Plunkett Cooney attorneys Top Lawyers


DBusiness magazine recently named 20 metro Detroit attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2020 list of “Top Lawyers.”

The DBusiness Top Lawyers list was compiled based on a peer-review survey open to all metro Detroit lawyers. The publication polled 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties to nominate lawyers among 50 practice areas. There is no commercial relationship to the listings, and no payment is required to be listed and listings cannot be purchased. The list was published in the November/December edition.

Below is a list of the Plunkett Cooney attorney who received the 2020 Top Lawyer honor from DBusiness:

  • Jennifer Andreou (Partner, Detroit) – Medical Malpractice Law
  • Michael P. Ashcraft, Jr. (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Legal Malpractice Law
  • Hilary A. Ballentine        (Senior Attorney, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law
  • Douglas C. Bernstein    (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, Banking & Financial Service Law
  • Charles W. Browning    (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Insurance Law
  • Dennis G. Cowan           (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Land Use & Zoning
  • Lawrence R. Donaldson (Of Counsel, Bloomfield Hills) – Legal Malpractice
  • Jeffrey C.  Gerish           (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law
  • Robert G. Kamenec       (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law, Medical Malpractice Law
  • Mark S. Kopson             (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Health Care Law
  • Mary Massaron              (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law
  • Laurel F. McGiffert        (Partner/Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Detroit) – Labor and Employment Law, Medical Malpractice
  • Kenneth C. Newa           (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Insurance Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Claudia D. Orr                (Senior Attorney, Detroit) – Litigation, Labor Employment Benefits
  • Stanley A. Prokop         (Of Counsel, Detroit) – Insurance Law
  • Mary Catherine Rentz   (Partner, Detroit) – Insurance Law
  • Anthony J. Rusciano    (Of Counsel, Bloomfield Hills) – Health Care Law
  • Scott H. Sirich                (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Litigation - Construction
  • Matthew J. Stanczyk     (Partner, Detroit) – Product Liability
  • Thomas P. Vincent        (President & CEO, Bloomfield Hills) – Labor and Employment Law

DBusiness is the region’s only independently-published, general-interest business magazine. It provides timely, local business intelligence and insights to over 150,000 readers, including business owners and decision-makers throughout metro Detroit.

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. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2020 DBusiness “Top Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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