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107 Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2011

Miller Canfield Tops the List in Michigan

September 12, 2011

Miller Canfield announced today that 81 of its lawyers have been named in Michigan Super Lawyers 2011 and in Illinois Super Lawyers 2011.  In addition, 26 lawyers were recognized as “Rising Stars.”  As the leading law firm in Michigan, Miller Canfield has more lawyers earning Super Lawyers designation than the next most recognized firms.

Miller Canfield lawyers named in Super Lawyers Michigan 2011 (* denotes new to the list.)

Ann Arbor office: Gregory L. Curtner, Antitrust Litigation; Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate; Linda O. Goldberg, Employment + Labor; Frederick R. Juckniess*, Antitrust Litigation; Sonal Hope Mithani*, Civil Litigation Defense; Thomas C. O’Brien, Criminal Defense; Stephen G. Palms, Real Estate; Robert J. Wierenga*, Antitrust Litigation

Detroit office: Marjory G. Basile, Intellectual Property Litigation (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); William B. Beach, Government/Cities/Municipalities; Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Beverly Hall Burns, Employment + Labor; Michael P. Coakley, Securities Litigation; Donna J. Donati, Employment + Labor; Lawrence M. Dudek, Real Estate; W. Mack Faison, Business Litigation; Joanne B. Faycurry, Tax (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); Adam S. Forman, Employment + Labor; Joseph F. Galvin, Litigation; Leonard D. Givens, Employment + Labor; Gary R. Glenn, Tax; Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy + Creditor/Debtor Rights; Michael W. Hartmann, Litigation; Irene Bruce Hathaway, Litigation; Amy M. Johnston, Personal Injury Defense: Products (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers); Stephen S. LaPlante, Bankruptcy + Creditor-Debtor Rights; Thomas W. Linn, Government/Cities/Municipalities; Michael P. McGee, Bonds/Government Finance; Jeffrey M. McHugh*, Tax; Samuel J. McKim III, Tax; Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Megan P. Norris, Employment + Labor (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers); Kathryn L. Ossian, Information Technology/Outsourcing; A. Michael Palizzi, Business Litigation; Thomas G. Parachini, Business Litigation; Joel L. Piell*, Government/Cities/Municipalities; Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Business Litigation; Steven A. Roach, Bankruptcy + Creditor-Debtor Rights; Jerry T. Rupley, Bonds/Government Finance; Larry J. Saylor, Business Litigation; Richard J. Seryak, Employment Litigation Defense; Michael H. Traison, Bankruptcy + Creditor-Debtor Rights; Amanda Van Dusen, Bonds/Government Finance; Carl H. von Ende, Corporate Governance + Compliance; Richard A. Walawender, Mergers + Acquisitions; Peter W. Waldmeir, Litigation; Jerome R. Watson, Employment Litigation Defense (Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers); John H. Willems, Employment + Labor

Grand Rapids office: Robert L. DeJong, Litigation; Richard A. Gaffin, Intellectual Property Litigation; Charles (Sandy) Mishkind, Employment Litigation Defense; Stanley J. Stek, Litigation; Robert E.L. Wright, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kalamazoo office: Ronald E. Baylor, Environmental; Eric V. Brown, Jr., Securities + Corporate Finance; Douglas L. Callander, Employment + Labor; Pamela C. Enslen, Employment Litigation Defense (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); Don M. Schmidt, Government/Cities/Municipalities

Lansing office: William J. Danhof, Bonds/Government Finance; Christopher J. Dembowski, Bonds/Government Finance; Harvey J. Messing, Utilities; Thomas C. Phillips, Environmental

Troy office: James L. Allen, Real Estate; Thomas G. Appleman, Securities + Corporate Finance; Brad B. Arbuckle, Securities + Corporate Finance; Thomas W. Cranmer, White-Collar Criminal Defense (Top 10 Michigan Super Lawyers); Gerald J. Gleeson II, Litigation; Kal G. Goren, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Robert J. Haddad, Civil Litigation Defense; Ronald E. Hodess, Real Estate; David D. Joswick, Securities + Corporate Finance; Kenneth E. Konop, Estate Planning + Probate; Matthew F. Leitman, White-Collar Criminal Defense; Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); Stephen J. Ott, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Ronald H. Riback, Banking; Dawn M. Schluter, Estate Planning + Probate; James A. Simpson, Banking; Mark E. Wilson*, Health Care

Miller Canfield lawyers named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Michigan 2011

Ann Arbor office: Jose J. Bartolomei, Bankruptcy + Creditor/Debtor Rights; David R. Grand, Entertainment + Sports; Lisa C. Hagan*, Bonds/Government Finance; Kimberly K. Kefalas, Antitrust Litigation; David D. O’Brien, Criminal Defense

Detroit office: Jeffrey S. Aronoff, Bonds/Government Finance; Steven M. Frank, Bonds/Government Finance; Paul D. Hudson*, Business Litigation; Carla S. Machnik, Banking; Jennifer L. Sabourin, Employment Litigation Defense; Saura James Sahu*, Employment + Labor; Brian M. Schwartz, Employment Litigation Defense; Christopher M. Trebilcock, Employment + Labor; Joseph G. Vernon, Business Litigation; Richard W. Warren, Jr., Employment + Labor

Grand Rapids office: Joseph M. Infante*, Business Litigation

Kalamazoo office: Justin M. Crawford*, Business/Corporate; Leigh M. Schultz*, Employment + Labor; Billee Lightvoet Ward*, Health Care

Lansing office: Scott R. Eldridge, Employment Litigation Defense; Jaclyn Shoshana Levine, Environmental

Troy office: Eric C. Bartley, Banking; Brian H. Holt, Real Estate; Abdu H. Murray, Business Litigation; Kenneth J. Sachs, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Miller Canfield lawyers named in Super Lawyers Illinois 2011

Chicago office: Darryl R. Davidson, Bonds/Government Finance; Robert T. Zielinski, Labor + Employment

Miller Canfield lawyers named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Illinois 2011

Chicago office: Kathleen E. Koppenhoefer, Business Litigation

Super Lawyers magazine names lawyers in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research. Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming lawyers. It combines peer nominations and evaluations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

Michigan Super Lawyers is published annually in September in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times.  Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars is published annually in February in a special advertising section in Chicago magazine.