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Sirich named among legal publication’s Go To Lawyers for construction law


Plunkett Cooney partner Scott H. Sirich was recently named to the 2023 class of Go To Lawyers for construction law as determined by Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW).

Sirich will be featured, along with 19 other attorneys, in a special section that will appear in the March 27 print and digital editions of MiLW, an industry publication serving the state’s legal community. In its third year, Michigan’s Go To Lawyers is a peer-nomination program that recognizes the top lawyers across the state in a given practice area.

Attorneys are selected as a Go To Lawyer based on expertise in their field, including how well-versed they are in the nuances of case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter. Selection criteria also includes a successful record with cases and/or transactions, high referral rate based on expertise and accomplishments, and creative problem solving that identifies all options for clients. Nominated lawyers are those whose colleagues would refer to a friend or use themselves in that field of expertise.

A Plunkett Cooney partner since 2001, Sirich joined the firm a few years after graduating from Wayne State University Law School in 1992. He received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan in 1989.

Sirich focuses his practice in the area of construction law with particular expertise in representing design professionals including architects and engineers. He also practices in the areas of general commercial litigation and occupational health and safety law. His clients include architectural and engineering design firms, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, owners and developers.

In addition to being named a MiLW Go To Construction Lawyer, Sirich has been honored as a Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law and Litigation since 2012, and he received the Best Lawyers™ 2023 Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Bloomfield Hills. Sirich has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation since 2009, and he has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating-AV Preeminent™ each year since the designation was created.

Sirich is a member of the Real Property Law Section – Construction Committee of the State Bar of Michigan, the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, the Construction Law Practice Group of ALFA International, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Locally, he serves as a member of his hometown city of Birmingham, Michigan Board of Building Trades Appeals.

Plunkett Cooney is a leading law firm to the construction industry with expertise in the representation of design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, developers and their insurance providers. The firm’s construction industry practice includes architect and engineer liability, construction liens, accident investigations and litigation, contractors’ legal issues and OSHA/MIOSHA regulations.

Plunkett Cooney was established in 1913 and is a leading provider of business and litigation services to public and private sector clients across a range of industries. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information about Scott Sirich’s selection as a 2023 MiLW Go To Lawyer for Construction Law, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;