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Ninety-One Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2009

Firm Leads the State in Number of Lawyers Named

October 15, 2009

Miller Canfield announced today that 71 of its lawyers have been named in Michigan Super Lawyers 2009 and in Illinois Super Lawyers 2009.  In addition, 20 lawyers were recognized as “Rising Stars.” The firm has more lawyers named than any other firm in Michigan.

Super Lawyers are the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Super Lawyers 2009 is based on the survey of more than 800,000 attorneys across the nation who have been in practice for five years or more.

Following is a list of Miller Canfield attorneys named in Super Lawyers Michigan 2009.

(* denotes new to the list.)

Ann Arbor office: Gregory L. Curtner, Antitrust Litigation; Bettye S. Elkins, Health Care; Joseph M. Fazio, Real Estate; Linda O. Goldberg*, Labor and Employment; Marta A. Manildi, Tax; Thomas C. O’Brien, Criminal Defense; Stephen G. Palms, Real Estate

Detroit office: Marjory G. Basile, Intellectual Property Litigation (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); William B. Beach, Government/Cities/Municipalities; Orin D. Brustad, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Beverly Hall Burns, Labor and Employment; Michael P. Coakley, Securities Litigation; Donna J. Donati, Labor and Employment (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); Lawrence M. Dudek, Real Estate; W. Mack Faison, Litigation; Adam S. Forman*, Labor and Employment; Joseph F. Galvin, Litigation; Leonard D. Givens, Labor and Employment; Jonathan S. Green, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Stephen S. LaPlante, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights; Thomas W. Linn, Government/Cities/Municipalities; Michael P. McGee, Bonds/Government Finance (Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers); Samuel J. McKim III, Tax; Christopher A. McMican*, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Megan P. Norris, Labor and Employment (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); Kathryn L. Ossian, Information Technology/Outsourcing (Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers); A. Michael Palizzi*, Business Litigation; Thomas G. Parachini, Business Litigation; 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, Business Litigation (Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers); Richard A. Walawender*, Mergers & Acquisitions, Jerome R. Watson, Employment Litigation Defense (Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers); John H. Willems, Labor and Employment

Grand Rapids office: Robert L. DeJong, Litigation; Richard A. Gaffin, Intellectual Property Litigation; Charles S. Mishkind, Employment Litigation Defense; Stanley J. Stek, Litigation; Robert E.L. Wright, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kalamazoo office: Ronald E. Baylor, Environmental; Eric V. Brown, Jr., Securities & Corporate Finance; Douglas L. Callander, Labor and Employment; Pamela C. Enslen, Employment Litigation Defense; Don M. Schmidt, Government/Cities/Municipalities; James G. Vantine, Jr., Business Litigation 

Lansing office: William J. Danhof, Bonds/Government Finance; Christopher J. Dembowski, Bonds/Government Finance; Thomas C. Phillips, Environmental 

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); Kalman G. Goren, Employee Benefits/ERISA; Ronald E. Hodess, Real Estate; Amy M. Johnston, Personal Injury Defense: Products; David D. Joswick, Securities & Corporate Finance; Kenneth E. Konop, Estate Planning & Probate; Matthew F. Leitman, Litigation; 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; J. Kevin Trimmer, Real Estate

Following is a list of Miller Canfield attorneys named in Super Lawyers Illinois 2009.

Chicago office: Darryl R. Davidson, Bonds/Government Finance; Paul D. Durbin*, Bonds/Government Finance

Following is a list of Miller Canfield attorneys named “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Michigan 2009.

Ann Arbor office: David R. Grand*, Entertainment & Sports; Leigh R. Greden*, Employment Litigation Plaintiff; Frederick R. Juckniess*, Antitrust Litigation; Atleen Kaur, Antitrust Litigation; Gurinder J. Singh*, Business/Corporate

Detroit office: Jeffrey S. Aronoff*, Bonds/Government Finance; Eric D. Carlson*, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Jackie J. Cook*, Tax; Kristin A. Hermann, Banking; David R. Mitchell, Banking; Jennifer L. Sabourin, Employment Litigation Defense; Christopher M. Trebilcock, Labor and Employment; Joseph G. Vernon*, Business Litigation; Richard W. Warren, Jr.*, Labor and Employment

Lansing office: Jaclyn Shoshana Levine, Environmental

Troy office: Matthew P. Allen*, Business Litigation; Gerald J. Gleeson II, Litigation; Brian R. Jenney, Estate Planning & Probate; Kelly M. Martorano, Environmental; Abdu H. Murray*, Business Litigation.

Michigan Super Lawyers is published annually in September in a special advertising supplement in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, and in The New York Times. Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars is published annually in February in a special advertising section in Chicago magazine.

The law firm of Miller Canfield offers businesses, governments, nonprofits, individuals and families a broad array of integrated legal and business services in over 55 areas.  With Michigan roots for 157 years and a global reach for two decades, the firm has more than 370 lawyers throughout offices in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, New York, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. For more information, visit