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Miller Canfield Attorney Recognized for Volunteer Service

April 10, 2003

Michael P. Coakley, principal in the Detroit law office of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. and a deputy practice group leader for its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, was recently recognized by the city of Bloomfield Hills for five years of volunteer service on its Zoning Board of Appeals.

Coakley practices commercial litigation including securities, antitrust, unfair competition, copyright, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, franchises, commercial leases, commercial transactions, banks and banking, debts, fraud, closely held corporations, legal malpractice defense, and insurance.

He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. from Richard Stockton State College. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association, and the American Arbitration Association. He is an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., National Association of Securities Dealers, American Stock Exchange, Inc., and the American Arbitration Association, and also is an arbitrator training instructor for these same associations, and is a case evaluator for the Wayne County Circuit Court and the Oakland County Circuit and District Courts.

He is past president of Rudgate Associates, Inc., a homeowners’ association of Bloomfield Hills, and has been a member of the board of directors of the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow fund for several years.

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