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Miller Canfield Deputy CEO Honored as 2003 Executive Woman of the Year Finalist

November 24, 2003

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. is proud to announce that Beverly Hall Burns, Deputy CEO, was honored on November 19 as a finalist for the 2003 Executive Woman of the Year Award. Over 140 nominations from across the state were submitted for the annual award which honors women who demonstrate successful leadership in business, charitable or civic roles, while balancing their work and personal lives.

"The award program brought together so many exceptional women," said Burns. "I was honored to be recognized among leaders from all over the state." The winner and five finalists were selected by a distinguished judging panel of professional women.

At Miller Canfield, Burns practices labor law and represents private and public employers in NLRB and state employment relations matters, labor negotiations, contract administration, and arbitration. She also represents clients on employment discrimination matters before federal and state agencies and courts, wrongful discharge, Section 301 and other employment-related litigation, and general labor-related matters. She also is a member of the firm's Automotive Industry Group. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan.

She is a member of the Michigan Bar Association’s Labor Law Section, the American Bar Association's Labor Law Section and Committee on Law Firm Management; Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association; Michigan Council of School Attorneys and National Council of School Attorneys. She is past chair of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Board of Directors, serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Detroit, and is a fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation. She is chair-elect of the Alumni Board of the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Arts and Letters, on the board of directors of the MSU Alumni Association, and is also a member of the board of trustees and chair-elect of the Michigan Women's Foundation.

Burns received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.

She resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

The 300-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. Visit