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Plunkett Cooney named among Best Law Firms in America


For the 11th consecutive year, Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, has been named one of the Best Law Firms in the nation in 2021 by Best Lawyers®.

“This is a tremendous honor for Plunkett Cooney and further validation of the tremendous results our attorneys and staff obtain every day for their clients,” said Plunkett Cooney President & CEO Thomas P. Vincent. “National recognition like this is reserved for the very best firms in the country, and there is no doubt that Plunkett Cooney is among the best of the best.”

Using a tiered rather than a ranked system, tier positions were assigned to law firms in 127 metropolitan areas in 75 specialties, based on 8.3 million evaluations of over 110,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. Plunkett Cooney was recognized in the following first- and second-tier metropolitan categories:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law

The Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, the Best Lawyers in America list recognizes top lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country. U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information.

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, another leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s recognition in the “Best Law Firms” 2021 edition, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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