Bodman Ranked Among Michigan’s Top Law Firms by Chambers USA


The internationally-recognized journal Chambers USA has once again rated Bodman PLC as one of Michigan’s top business law firms. 

In its just-released 2011 edition, Chambers places Bodman in the “first band” (the highest possible rating) for Banking & Finance. Chambers has ranked Bodman in the first band in Banking & Finance for nine consecutive years, and Bodman has been the only Michigan firm ranked in the first band for four consecutive years, indicating a level of service that is unmatched in the market.  Chambers also ranked Bodman among Michigan’s top law firms in Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, and Labor & Employment. 

Chambers also ranks individual attorneys based on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment, and other qualities deemed most valuable to clients. Bodman attorneys ranked individually (by area of specialty) are:            

  • Banking & Finance:  Scott P. Gyorke, Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, Joseph J. Kochanek, Larry R. Shulman, Daniel C. Watson, Wendy L. Zabriskie          
  • Banking & Finance:  Bankruptcy:  Robert J. Diehl, Jr., Ralph E. McDowell          
  • Commercial Litigation:  Dennis J. Levasseur, Joseph J. Shannon, Thomas J. Tallerico          
  • Corporate/M&A:  Timothy R. Damschroder, Laurence B. Deitch, F. Thomas Lewand         
  • Labor & Employment:  Karen L. Piper          
  • Real Estate:  David W. Hipp, Nicholas P. Scavone, Jr., Andrew Z. Spilkin  

Bodman is one of Michigan’s largest business law firms with 144 lawyers in four Michigan offices in Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, and Cheboygan, and an affiliate office in Dallas, Texas.  Bodman has a diverse client base that includes individuals and businesses in a variety of industries with emphasis on financial services, automotive, real estate and construction, high tech, health care, manufacturing, and other sectors.