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"Consummate Professionalism" - Soni Mithani Recognized for Leadership in Firm & Community
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Congratulations to Soni Mithani, who has been recognized in Crain's Detroit Business' 2019 Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan! A principal attorney in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and as the resident director of our Ann Arbor office, Soni was chosen for the honor "because she has a reputation among her peers for having the absolute highest ethical standards and impeccable ethical judgment, and for demonstrating the leadership and mentoring skills required to lead a diverse group of attorneys," said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. 

Soni's recent high-profile work includes a case involving the City of Detroit and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, which had issued water shutoff notices to customers who were long in arrears on their water bills. The success ensured that the City's bankruptcy could move forward, a move that has enabled Detroit to experience a healthy post-recession comeback.

All over the state, Soni has defended municipal bodies against constitutional challenges that contend certain municipal fees are taxes in disguise. Many of these claims, which have sought to impose judgments that must be paid by individual taxpayers, were in excess of $20 million and have included class-action lawsuits against the City of Detroit, the City of Royal Oak and Washtenaw County—actions that she has been able to successfully dismiss. Her work on behalf of these local governmental entities has helped them preserve their ability to provide services that citizens use every day, and ensure that they can continue to care for the public health and welfare by providing clean water, managing wastewater and flooding, improving infrastructure, and performing other essential day-to-day services.

Congratulations, Soni!

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