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Michael P. Coakley Named Leader of Firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group

March 19, 2008

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Michael P. Coakley, a principal in the Detroit office, has been named leader of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.

Miller Canfield’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group has approximately 100 lawyers who spend a majority of their time on litigation matters. Coakley practices commercial litigation including securities, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, trademarks, trade names, commercial transactions, banks and banking, and insurance.

Coakley is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association. He is past chair of the ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (including International) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and is a case evaluator for the Wayne County Circuit Court and the Oakland County Circuit and District Courts. He also serves as private mediator in civil matters.

Coakley is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007 edition for his work in litigation. He is a member of the Detroit Economic Club, the Detroit Athletic Club, and has served on the board of directors of the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellows for over 20 years.

He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. from Richard Stockton State College.

He resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he is chairman and a member of its Zoning Board of Appeals. Bloomfield Hills recently recognized him for ten years of volunteer service.

With over 350 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. is among the 200 largest law firms in the U.S. and is Michigan’s largest and oldest law firm.

The firm was established in Detroit in 1852 and currently employs 800 in offices in Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.