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Newa among nation’s elite insurance coverage, extra-contractual attorneys


Plunkett Cooney partner Kenneth C. Newa was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (the College).

By vote of the American College of Coverage Counsel board of regents, Newa, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Plunkett Cooney – one of the oldest and largest law firms in the Midwest, is now among the College’s over 300 experienced and highly-recognized fellows from the United States and Canada practicing in the areas of insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation.

Established in 2012, the College is composed of attorneys who represent both policyholders and insurers. The organization is focused on the creative, ethical and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extra-contractual disputes, peer-provided scholarships, professional coordination and the improvement of relationships between and among its diverse members.

A partner in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Newa focuses his practice principally on the representation of insurance companies in a variety of insurance coverage disputes, including complex, high-exposure coverage litigation related to environmental liability, asbestos exposure, toxic torts and construction defect claims.

Newa is a member of the State bars of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin; as well as the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar.

Admitted to practice in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and several federal courts, Newa received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1989 and his undergraduate degree in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University in 1986.

Plunkett Cooney has long been recognized as having one of the nation’s premier Insurance Coverage Practice Groups. This group’s insurance consulting and litigation practice involves coverage disputes and regulatory proceedings in a range of matters, including, but not limited to, claims of bad faith, toxic torts, personal and advertising injury, construction liability, reformation and rescission, professional liability and first party property coverage.

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

For more information about Kenneth Newa’s induction as a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or via email at



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