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Legal publication names Plunkett Cooney among America’s largest law firms


Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms, is once again ranked by the National Law Journal (NLJ) among the 350 largest and most distinguished firms for female diversity in the United States.

Plunkett Cooney ranks 275 in the 2021 survey, moving up 58 places in the ranking from last year. According to a recent NLJ article, the firm was also one of the top five in the nation for percentage growth at 16.8% in 2020.

In determining its list of the top law firms, The NLJ, one of the leading legal industry newspapers, surveyed more than 900 law firms to identify the 500 largest in the United States during the previous calendar year. The attorney totals are based on the average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) attorneys for the period Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.

In addition, the NLJ has ranked Plunkett Cooney 148 nationally on its “Women in Law Scorecard 2021.” Of the attorneys employed at the firm, 34.2% are female. From this grouping, 24.7% are partners and 45.2% are associates. The Women’s Scorecard is produced as part of the annual NLJ 500 firm head count report, and it only includes FTE attorneys. Data on gender diversity at firms is collected simultaneously with lawyer totals. The largest 350 firms are eligible for the Women’s Scorecard.

Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of litigation and transactional services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm represents clients in such diverse practice areas as appellate law, banking law, bankruptcy, business litigation, construction law, corporate law, environmental liability, governmental relations, healthcare law, insurance law, labor and employment law, mergers and acquisitions, motor vehicle liability, medical malpractice, municipal liability, product liability, professional liability, real estate law and title insurance.

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, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s inclusion among the largest 350 law firms in America and the Women’s Scorecard, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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