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Legal publication names Gross among 2021 Unsung Heroes


Longtime Plunkett Cooney Controller Karin Gross was recently selected as a member of the Class of 2021 Unsung Heroes by Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW), an industry publication serving the state’s legal community.

Gross, along with 26 other law firm employees, was selected for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty, often behind the scenes. This honor is reserved for the state’s most talented and dedicated legal support professionals from accounting to firm administrators to legal marketers to paralegals.

Profiles of the honorees will appear in a special digital section later this month. In addition, they will be featured on the publication’s website and in the Daily Alert, a subscriber-based email focusing on the latest legal news.

Gross, who is Plunkett Cooney’s unsung hero in accounting, has been with the firm for over 30 years. After graduating from Walsh College in December 1985, she began her career with the firm as an accounting clerk. She then took on the role of accounting supervisor before she left the firm in 1996 for an opportunity in the health care industry. She returned shortly after to become the firm’s controller, a position she has held since late 2000.   

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 150 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 Karin Gross’ selection as a 2021 Unsung Hero, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or via email at