Clark Hill Names New Attorneys to Detroit Office


DETROIT — Clark Hill PLC has named six attorneys who have been elected to membership in the firm. 

The attorneys  include:

Stephon B. Bagne is part of Clark Hill’s Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups in Detroit. He has handled a wide variety of commercial and real estate litigation matters. He focuses primarily upon eminent domain, real estate, and commercial litigation. Bagne obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.

Maria Fracassa Dwyer is a member in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group in Detroit. Dwyer is an adviser and counselor to senior management across a wide range of industries including public and private employers. She represents clients across the entire spectrum of employment and labor law. Her clients include the staffing, education, nonprofit, and food industries. In 2013, Dwyer was named by DBusiness as one of the Top Lawyers in the food and beverage industry. 

Cynthia M. Filipovich is chair of Appellate Practice in the Detroit office. She specializes in appellate practice with an emphasis on federal courts of appeals nationwide. Her practice also includes trial litigation, including commercial litigation and products liability disputes. Filipovich was selected by her peers as one of the 2013 Top Lawyers in DBusiness

Jennifer K. Green is a member with the Litigation Practice Group in the Detroit office. She focuses her practice primarily in the area of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, employment-related disputes, lender liability, and a broad array of banking and financial institution disputes. Green has litigation experience in both state and federal courts, including discovery, dispositive motions, trials, and appellate work.

Charles A. Lawler is a member based in Clark Hill’s Lansing office. Prior to joining Clark Hill, he was involved in private business as both an owner and manager. Lawler is fully experienced in civil and commercial litigation proceedings including bankruptcy, real estate, creditor’s rights, property tax, and construction matters.

Stuart M. Schwartz is a member in the Construction Practice Group and is adjunct to the Litigation Practice Group in the Detroit office. He concentrates his practice in construction law and commercial litigation, including contract disputes, employment issues, business torts, collection matters, post-judgment proceedings, lien and bond claims, landlord/tenant actions, and other real property matters. Schwartz was selected for appointment to the State Bar of Michigan’s Character and Fitness Committee.

Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 300 attorneys and professionals.