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Crain’s Detroit Business names Massaron Notable Woman in Law

04.21.2021

Plunkett Cooney appellate attorney Mary Massaron was recently named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of Michigan’s 2021 Notable Women in Law.

“Mary’s selection by Crain’s for this honor is a testament to her more than 30 years in practice as one of the state’s top appellate attorneys,” said Plunkett Cooney’s President and CEO Thomas P. Vincent. “Mary has built a national reputation for excellence, and we are extremely proud that she has been named among this year’s class of notable women in the law.”

Massaron, along with 46 other female attorneys and judges, were selected to the 2021 class for their work in establishing legal precedents, for relentlessly pursuing justice and for winning big cases on behalf of their clients. Winners were also selected for their efforts to mentor the next generation of women in law and for their philanthropic endeavors. Winners were featured in an April 19 special section of Crain's Detroit Business.

Massaron was nominated for her extensive career in the area of appellate law practice, her successful and award-winning amicus brief writing, her leadership positions with national legal organizations (serving as president of the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and Lawyers for Civil Justice), and for mentoring the firm’s younger appellate attorneys.

Massaron is one of Plunkett Cooney’s most accomplished appellate attorneys with over 400 appeals to her credit, approximately 50 of which are published decisions. She has the distinction of being inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Attorneys. Massaron is a past chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Amicus Briefs, and she is perennially identified as a top appellate attorney in Michigan by Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America and other leading peer review organizations.

Over the last 30 years, Plunkett Cooney’s appellate lawyers have been lead counsel in more than 1,500 cases decided by state and federal appellate courts, including all Michigan appellate courts, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Indiana appellate courts, the California Court of Appeals, and numerous federal circuit courts of appeal. The firm’s lawyers have argued cases before the Michigan Supreme Court during each term since 1988. Collectively, they provide appellate expertise in a range of litigation from class actions to product liability to municipal law.

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 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 and Crain’s Detroit Business named the firm its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Mary Massaron as one of Crain’s Notable Women in Law, contact Plunkett Cooney’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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