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Miller Canfield Attorney Appointed to Chair of ABA Petroleum Marketing Committee

August 1, 2007

Amy M. Johnston, a principal in the Troy office of Miller Canfield, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Petroleum Marketing Committee, effective August 12, 2007.

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world, with more than 400,000 members. The Committee provides attorneys whose practice includes petroleum marketing matters with an opportunity to exchange ideas, obtain timely information concerning cases, statutes and regulations in the industry, and address issues that affect their practice.

Johnston’s practice includes petroleum marketing litigation, franchise litigation, product litigation and torts, corporate discovery management, and product safety. She is an experienced lead trial lawyer in complex commercial, franchise, product liability, business and personal injury matters, primarily for corporate defendants.

She is named in Michigan Super Lawyers, a ranking of the top 5% of lawyers in Michigan and Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders 2007. Johnston is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. She serves as Master of the Bench of the American Inns of Court and is president and serves of on the board of directors of the Catholic Lawyers’ Society. Johnston is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Ohio Bar Association, Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

She received her J.D, cum laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law, and holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan.

She resides in Grosse Pointe, with her husband and two children.

The law firm of Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs more than 800 in offices in Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.