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Stevenson joins Plunkett Cooney’s Business Law Department


Senior attorney John R. Stevenson recently joined the Commercial Litigation and Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice groups of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Stevenson focuses his practice on the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, corporate bankruptcy and auto supplier issues. Throughout his nearly 20-year legal career, he has represented creditors, creditors’ committees, distressed businesses, and other parties in bankruptcy matters in various industries, including automotive, technology, telecommunications, construction, housing, and food service and hospitality.

Whether through negotiated settlements or litigation, Stevenson has helped numerous clients navigate through insolvency and litigation matters to successful conclusion. These assignments include multi-million-dollar disputes and proceedings with complex elements.

Stevenson is licensed to practice in the states of Michigan and California and admitted to practice in the federal courts of the eastern and western districts of Michigan and the central and northern districts of California. In addition, he is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, a global organization of professionals in the corporate restructuring, renewal and corporate health space.

Stevenson received his law degree from the University of California - Hastings College of the Law in 2002 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1993.

Plunkett Cooney's Commercial Litigation Practice Group members represent a range of clients in litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in business-related disputes. Group members have extensive experience in matters involving contracts, business torts, real estate, business ownership conflicts, bankruptcy, antitrust claims, corporate compliance issues, tax and finance issues, commercial collections, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, civil RICO, ERISA, intellectual property claims and many other areas of litigation.

Plunkett Cooney is also one of Michigan’s leading law firms to the banking and finance industry. The firm represents numerous local, regional and national lenders in loan originations and workouts, acquisition of new banking powers, regulatory/legislative issues and related litigation. Plunkett Cooney attorneys also serve as counsel to businesses in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights with noteworthy participation in numerous complex and high-profile bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, including the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy.

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 John Stevenson joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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