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Miller Canfield's Joseph F. Galvin Named Detroit's "Municipal Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

December 8, 2010

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Joseph F. Galvin, a principal in the Detroit office, as the “Detroit Best Lawyers Municipal Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

At Miller Canfield, Galvin is a litigator and trial lawyer, focusing on real estate, zoning and land use, environmental and municipal issues. He is active in the American Bar Association, Litigation, Probate & Property and Governmental Contracts Sections as well as the State Bar of Michigan, Property Law Section. He’s been a Michigan Super Lawyer for Litigation since 2006, is part of the Founders’ Society for the Detroit Institute of Arts and serves as an adjunct professor for both the University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University Law Schools.

Galvin earned his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A. from Michigan State University.