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Ninety-Three Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Best in U.S. in 2008

October 9, 2008

Miller Canfield announced today that 93 of its lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the pre-eminent legal referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (Copyright 2008 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 ADR, Antitrust, Banking, Construction, Criminal Defense, Energy, Environmental, Information Technology, Litigation, Private Funds, Public Finance, and Sports 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® 2009.

Ann Arbor office: Mark T. Boonstra, Commercial Litigation; 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, Information Technology Law, and Intellectual Property Law; Sonal Hope Mithani, Commercial Litigation; Thomas C. O’Brien, Personal Injury Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense; Stephen G. Palms, Real Estate Law; Roselyn R. Parmenter, Health Care Law; Erik H. Serr, Corporate Law; Timothy D. Sochocki, Health Care Law

Chicago office: Darryl R. Davidson, Public Finance 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, Public Finance Law and Tax Law; Joseph F. Galvin, Land Use & Zoning Law, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law; Leonard D. Givens, Labor and Employment Law; Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Michael W. Hartmann, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law and Professional Malpractice Law; Donald W. Keim, Public Finance Law; Douglas M. Kilbourne, Banking Law; Stephen S. LaPlante, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; Thomas W. Linn, Banking Law; Jeffrey M. McHugh, Public Finance Law; Samuel J. McKim III, Tax Law; David K. McLeod, Banking 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; Steven A. Roach, Banking Law; 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; John M. Sommerdyke, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Private Funds 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 R. Cook, Corporate Law; Pamela C. Enslen, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation; 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: 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; James R. Lancaster, Environmental Law and Government Relations Law; Harvey J. Messing, Administrative Law, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law; Kevin J. Moody, Gaming Law and Native American Law; Thomas C. Phillips, Environmental Law; Sherri A. Wellman, Energy Law

Troy office: James L. Allen, Banking Law; Thomas G. Appleman, Corporate Law and Securities Law; Brad B. Arbuckle, Corporate Law and Securities Law; Thomas W. Cranmer, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense, and Commercial Litigation; Gregory V. DiCenso, Trusts and Estates; Kalman G. Goren, Employee Benefits Law; 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, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation; James A. Simpson, Banking Law and Financial Institution Law; David M. Thoms, Trusts and Estates; J. Kevin Trimmer, Real Estate Law, Brian S. Westenberg, Mass Tort Litigation; James W. Williams, Trusts and Estates

The 2009 directory is the 15th 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.”