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109 Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2012

September 17, 2012

Miller Canfield announced today that 109 of its lawyers have been recognized in Super Lawyers in 2012.  Seventy-eight lawyers were named as “Super Lawyers” in Michigan; three in Illinois. Twenty-seven lawyers in Michigan were named as “Rising Stars;” one in Illinois. Special recognition went to Thomas W. Cranmer, recognized in the Top 10 of all Michigan lawyers.

Miller Canfield lawyers named in Super Lawyers Michigan 2012 (* denotes new to the list.)

Ann Arbor office

Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate

Sonal Hope Mithani, Civil Litigation Defense (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers)

Thomas C. O’Brien, Criminal Defense

Stephen G. Palms, Real Estate

Detroit office

Marjory G. Basile, Intellectual Property Litigation

William B. Beach, Government/Cities/Municipalities

Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Harold W. Bulger, Jr.*, Bonds/Government Finance

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)

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

Trent J. Taylor*, Banking

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

Kurt N. Sherwood, Employment + Labor

Lansing office

William J. Danhof, Bonds/Government Finance

Christopher J. Dembowski, Bonds/Government Finance

Michael J. Hodge, Employment Litigation Defense

Harvey J. Messing, Utilities

Thomas C. Phillips, Environmental

Sherri A. Wellman*, Energy & Natural Resources

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

Miller Canfield lawyers named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Michigan 2012


Ann Arbor office

Lisa C. Hagan, Bonds/Government Finance

David D. O’Brien, Criminal Defense

Kimberly L. Scott*, Intellectual Property Litigation

Suzanne K. Sukkar*, Immigration

Detroit office

Steven M. Frank, Bonds/Government Finance

Paul D. Hudson, Appellate

Carla S. Machnik, Banking

David R. Mitchell, Banking

Adam B. Norlander*, Banking

Nelson O. Ropke, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor

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

Heather M. Olson*, Business Litigation

Kenneth J. Sachs, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Miller Canfield lawyers named in Super Lawyers Illinois 2012

Chicago office

Darryl R. Davidson, Bonds/Government Finance

Cara M. Houck, Business Litigation

Robert T. Zielinski, Labor + Employment

Miller Canfield lawyers named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Illinois 2012

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.