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Plunkett Cooney named among Best Law Firms in America


Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, has been named a Tier 1 National Best Law Firms in 11 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2022.

“Each year Plunkett Cooney is listed as a Best Law Firm, and I consider it as a validation of the tremendous results our attorneys and staff obtain every day for our clients,” said the firm’s 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 in Michigan and Ohio:

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

The current edition of Best Lawyers recognizes the “Best Law Firms” on a national and regional-based scale with ranking based on practice and metropolitan areas. 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 among the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For four decades, the publication has compiled the lists by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. 

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” 2022 edition, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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