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Eighty-Four Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Best in U.S.

September 14, 2007

Miller Canfield announced today that 84 of its lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the pre-eminent legal referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America® 2008 (Copyright 2007 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The firm has more lawyers named than any other firm in Michigan.

In addition, Miller Canfield leads the state with the most lawyers named in the categories of Banking Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation, and Public Finance Law; and the firm has more lawyers listed from the cities of Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo and Troy than any other law firm in Michigan.

Following is a list of Miller Canfield attorneys honored in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008.

Ann Arbor office: Gregory L. Curtner, Antitrust Law and Sports Law; Paul R. Dimond, Real Estate Law; Bettye S. Elkins, Health Care Law and Information Technology Law; Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate Law; Robert E. Gilbert, Real Estate Law; Linda O. Goldberg, Labor and Employment Law; Allyn D. Kantor, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation; Marta A. Manildi, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law; Thomas C. O’Brien, Personal Injury Litigation; Roselyn R. Parmenter, Health Care Law; Erik H. Serr, Corporate Law; Timothy D. Sochocki, Health Care Law

Detroit office: Marjory G. Basile, Intellectual Property Law; Bruce D. Birgbauer, Corporate Law and International Trade and Finance Law; Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits Law; Harold W. Bulger, Jr., Public Finance Law; Beverly Hall Burns, Labor and Employment Law; Donna J. Donati, Labor and Employment Law; Lawrence M. Dudek, Construction Law and Real Estate Law; W. Mack Faison, Commercial Litigation; Brant A. Freer, Tax Law; Joseph F. Galvin, Land Use & Zoning Law, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law; Leonard D. Givens, Labor and Employment Law, Kalman G. Goren, Employee Benefits Law; Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Michael W. Hartmann, Commercial Litigation; Donald W. Keim, Public Finance Law; Douglas M. Kilbourne, Banking Law; Thomas W. Linn, Banking Law; Jeffrey M. McHugh, Public Finance Law; Samuel J. McKim III, Tax Law; Christopher A. McMican, Employee Benefits Law; Megan P. Norris, Labor and Employment Law; Kathryn L. Ossian, Information Technology Law; Thomas G. Parachini, Commercial Litigation; Joel L. Piell, Public Finance Law; Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Commercial Litigation; Jerry T. Rupley, Public Finance Law; Larry J. Saylor, Antitrust Law; Richard J. Seryak, Labor and Employment Law; Deborah W. Thompson, Employee Benefits Law; Michael H. Traison, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Amanda Van Dusen, Public Finance Law and Banking Law; Carl H. von Ende, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Banking Law; Peter W. Waldmeir, Energy Law; Jerome R. Watson, Labor and Employment Law

Grand Rapids office: Robert L. DeJong, Commercial Litigation; Richard A. Gaffin, Intellectual Property Law; Stanley J. Stek, Commercial Litigation; Robert E.L. Wright, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kalamazoo office: Ronald E. Baylor, Environmental Law; Eric V. Brown, Jr., Corporate Law; John A. Campbell, Commercial Litigation; John R. Cook, Corporate Law; Pamela C. Enslen, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Thomas P. Hustoles, Labor and Employment Law; Robert R. Lennon, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law; Don M. Schmidt, Municipal Law; James E. Spurr, Construction Law; B. Jay Yelton III, Commercial Litigation.

Lansing office: Michael R. Atkins, Gaming Law; Ronald W. Bloomberg, Energy Law; Douglas W. Crim, Environmental Law; William J. Danhof, Public Finance Law and Banking Law; Christopher J. Dembowski, Public Finance Law; Michael J. Hodge, Administrative Law; Harvey J. Messing, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law; Thomas C. Phillips, Environmental Law; Sherri A. Wellman, Energy Law

Troy office: James L. Allen, Banking Law; Thomas G. Appleman, Corporate Law; Brad B. Arbuckle, Corporate Law and Securities Law; Thomas W. Cranmer, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and White-Collar Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation; Gregory V. DiCenso, Trusts and Estates; Robert J. Haddad, Mass Tort Litigation; Ronald E. Hodess, Construction Law and Real Estate Law; David D. Joswick, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Banking Law; Kenneth E. Konop, Trusts and Estates; Matthew F. Leitman, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law; Stephen J. Ott, Mass Tort Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation; James A. Simpson, Banking Law; David M. Thoms, Trusts and Estates; James W. Williams, Trusts and Estates

The 2008 directory is the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because it is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which leading attorneys throughout the country cast more than two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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.