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Sirich appointed to city of Birmingham Board of Building Trades Appeals


Scott H. Sirich, a partner at Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was recently appointed to serve a three-year term on the city of Birmingham Board of Building Trades Appeals.

Sirich was appointed to the position unanimously by the Birmingham Board of Commissioners. His three-year term concludes on May 23, 2023.

“I’ve never done anything like this before, and I thought it would be great if I could give something back to my community,” said Sirich who works in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. “There aren’t too many local opportunities to lend a hand in my particular area of practice, so I think serving on this board is a perfect fit for me.”

The Birmingham Board of Building Trades Appeals hears and grants or denies requests for variances from strict application of the provisions of the Michigan Building, Residential, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes and the National Electrical Code. The board rules on matters pertaining to specific code requirements related to the construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure.

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

Sirich focuses his practice in the area of construction law with particular expertise in the defense of litigation involving architect and engineer liability. He also practices in the areas of insurance law, occupational health and safety law and general commercial litigation. His clients include architectural and engineering design firms, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and developers. In addition to the direct representation of clients, Sirich serves as approved litigation defense panel counsel for some of the nation’s leading insurance providers.

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.

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, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. 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 Scott Sirich’s appointment to the Birmingham Board of Building Trades Appeals, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008;