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VIEW THE 2011 TOP LAWYERS

For our 2011 Top Lawyers peer review survey, we polled more than 15,000 private attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties.

While in the past we relied on third-party research companies to prepare our annual listings, this year we asked attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan to rate the top lawyers within 49 specialized practice areas. From Alternative Dispute Resolution to Workers Compensation Law, thousands of votes were cast electronically.

For the poll, lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys in a given area of law. Of the nearly 900 honorees selected, it should be noted that special weight was given to lawyers chosen by attorneys working at firms other than their own. Additionally, favor was given to prior honorees.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Tracy L. Allen, Global Resolutions
Kathleen L. Bogas, Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas
Samuel C. Damren, Dykema
James P. Feeney, Dykema
Edward D. Gold, Butzel Long
Pamela R. Harwood, Law Offices Pamela R. Harwood
Kevin S. Hendrick, Clark Hill
Barry L. Howard, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin
Stuart M. Israel, Martens, Ice, Klass, Legghio & Israel
Barbara A. Johannessen, Mediation Specialists, Inc.
Alan M. Kanter, Vestevich, Mallender, DuBois & Dritsas
Richard C. Kaufman, Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler
Peter M. Kellett, Dykema
Sheldon G. Larky, Sheldon G. Larky
Bryan H. Levy, Bryan H. Levy
Henry J. Maher, Henry J. Maher
Daniel P. Makarski, Secrest Wardle
Paul F. Monicatti, Law Office of Paul Monicatti
Michael G. Nowakowski, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright
Richard E. Rassel, Butzel Long
Martin I. Reisig, Martin I. Reisig Mediation Services
Craig S. Ross, Law Office of Craig S. Ross
Peter M. Ruggirello, Ruggirello, Velardo, Novara & Ver Beek
Richard A. Soble, Soble Rowe Krichbaum
James E. Stewart, Butzel Long
Jeffrey Michael Thomson, Morganroth & Morganroth
Martin G. Waldman, Martin G. Waldman
Martin C. Weisman, Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp

Antitrust Law

Irwin M. Alterman, Kemp Klein Law Firm
Peter E. Boivin, Honigman
Gregory L. Curtner, Miller Canfield
Eugene  Driker, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
David A. Ettinger, Honigman
Howard B. Iwrey, Dykema
Monte D. Jahnke, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Philip J. Kessler, Philip J. Kessler Law Offices
Sheldon H. Klein, Butzel Long
Ari W. Lehman, Lehman Law
William A. Sankbeil, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Larry J. Saylor, Miller Canfield
William B. Slowey, Butzel Long

Appellate Law

Anne L. Argiroff, Anne Argiroff
Mark R. Bendure, Bendure & Thomas
Timothy A. Diemer, Jacobs and Diemer
Donald M. Fulkerson, Donald M. Fulkerson
Mark R. Granzotto, Mark Granzotto
James G. Gross, Gross & Nemeth
Deborah A. Hebert, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff
John P. Jacobs, Jacobs and Diemer
Robert G. Kamenec, Plunkett Cooney
Mary T. Nemeth, Gross & Nemeth
Leonard M. Niehoff, Butzel Long
Steven M. Ribiat, Butzel Long
Rosalind Rochkind, Garan Lucow Miller
Mary Massaron Ross, Plunkett Cooney
Daniel S. Saylor, Garan Lucow Miller
Bruce L. Sendek, Butzel Long
Brian G. Shannon, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Noreen L. Slank, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff

Automobile Accidents

Jonathan D. Abrahams, Abrahams Law
David E. Christensen, Michigan Auto Law
Louis G. Corey, The Corey Law Firm
Chad D. Engelhardt, Moran, Raimi, Goethel & Karnani
Steven M. Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
Lawrence E. Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
Leonard M. Koltonow, Michigan Auto Law
Jody B. Lipton, Lipton Law Center
Michael J. Morse, Michael J. Morse
Andrew C. Rogers, Law Office of Sheldon L. Miller
Marc J. Shefman, Law Offices of Marc J. Shefman
Ronald A. Steinberg, Law Offices of Ronald Steinberg 

Banking Law

James L. Allen, Miller Canfield
Robert S. Bolton, Simon, Galasso, & Frantz
Matthew K. Casey, O’Reilly Rancilio
Robert J. Diehl, Jr., Bodman
Craig W. Hammond, Dickinson Wright
Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, Bodman
David D. Joswick, Miller Canfield
Douglas M. Kilbourne, Miller Canfield
Joseph J. Kochanek, Bodman
Howard A. Lax, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin
Thomas W. Linn, Miller Canfield
Anthony J. Mavrinac, Miller Canfield
David K. McLeod, Miller Canfield
Cyril Moscow, Honigman
David K. Page, Honigman
Steven A. Roach, Miller Canfield
Nicholas P. Scavone, Bodman
William P. Shield, Dickinson Wright
Larry R. Shulman, Bodman
James A. Simpson, Miller Canfield
Amanda Van Dusen, Miller Canfield
Carl H. Von Ende, Miller Canfield
Wendy L. Zabriskie, Bodman

Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law

Joel D. Applebaum, Clark Hill
Marc M. Bakst, Bodman
Donald F. Baty, Honigman
Michael E. Baum, Schafer & Weiner
Stanley M. Bershad, Goldstein, Bershad & Fried
Charles D. Bullock, Stevenson & Bullock
Judy B. Calton, Honigman
Robert J. Diehl, Jr., Bodman
Douglas S. Ellmann, Ellmann & Ellmann
Earle I. Erman, Erman, Teicher, Miller, Zucker & Freedman
Joseph M. Fischer, Carson Fischer
Deborah L. Fish, Allard & Fish
Marcy J. Ford, Trott & Trott
Jack A. Gibson, Jr., Jack A. Gibson Jr.
Stuart A. Gold, Gold, Lange & Majoros
Jonathan S. Green, Miller Canfield
Lisa Sommers Gretchko, Howard & Howard
Wallace M. Handler, Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton
Robert S. Hertzberg, Pepper Hamilton
Steven G. Howell, Dickinson Wright
Dennis S. Kayes, Pepper Hamilton
Richardo I. Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick & Associates
Kay Standridge Kress, Pepper Hamilton
Ralph E. McDowell, Bodman
Max J. Newman, Butzel Long
Judy A. O’Neill, Foley & Lardner
James A. Plemmons, Dickinson Wright
Thomas B. Radom, Butzel Long
Louis P. Rochkind, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Ronald L. Rose, Dykema
E. Todd Sable, Honigman
John A. Simon, Foley & Lardner
Julie Beth Teicher, Erman, Teicher, Miller, Zucker & Freedman
Sheryl L. Toby, Dykema
Michael H. Traison, Miller Canfield
Brian R. Trumbauer, Bodman
Robert B. Weiss, Honigman
Robert M. Weiss, Honigman
Jay L. Welford, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Scott A. Wolfson, Wolfson Bolton

Business Law

Robert S. Bick, Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett
Gene P. Bowen, Bodman
Keefe A. Brooks, Brooks, Wilkins, Sharkey & Turco
James C. Bruno, Butzel Long
Jonathan M. Colman, Law Office of Jonathan Colman
Timothy R. Damschroder, Bodman
Joseph J. DeVito, Howard & Howard
Forrest O. Dillon, Bodman
Michael D. DuBay, Honigman
David Foltyn, Honigman
Joseph K. Grekin, Schafer & Weiner
Steven H. Hilfinger, Foley & Lardner
Robert A. Hudson, Butzel Long
David D. Joswick, Miller Canfield
Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long
Edwin J. Lukas, Bodman
Daniel H. Minkus, Clark Hill
David C. Stone, Bodman

Business Litigation

Frederick A. Acomb, Miller Canfield
Peter M. Alter, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Norman Ankers, Honigman
Keefe A. Brooks, Brooks, Wilkins, Sharkey & Turco
Howard William Burdett, Jr., Boyle Burdett DiDio
Lawrence S. Charfoos, Charfoos, Giovan and Birach
Jonathan M. Colman, Law Office of Jonathan Colman
Andrew S. Doctoroff, Honigman
Eugene  Driker, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
Joseph K. Grekin, Schafer & Weiner
Patrick F. Hickey, Dykema
Philip J. Kessler, Philip J. Kessler Law Offices
Julie Lyons Kosovec, Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco
E. Powell Miller, The Miller Law Firm
Lawrence J. Murphy, Honigman
Marc L. Newman, The Miller Law Firm
Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright
Steven M. Ribiat, Butzel Long
Bruce L. Sendek, Butzel Long
Joseph J. Shannon, Bodman
Thomas Tallerico, Bodman
Jeffrey Michael Thomson, Morganroth & Morganroth
Carl H. Von Ende, Miller Canfield
S. Thomas Wienner, Wienner & Gould
I. W. Winsten, Honigman

Civil Rights Law

Kathleen L. Bogas, Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas
Regan K. Dahle, Butzel Long
Hugh M. Davis, Constitutional Litigation Associates
John P. Hancock, Butzel Long
Thomas M. Loeb, Law Office of Thomas M. Loeb
Michael L. Pitt, Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden
Patricia A. Stamler, Hertz Schram
Daniel B. Tukel, Butzel Long
Gregory W. Wix, Fieger, Fieger, Kenney, Johnson & Giroux

Collections

Michael H. R. Buckles, Buckles & Buckles
Jeffrey J. Fleury, Ahern Fleury
Steven A. Harms, Muller, Muller, Richmond, Harms & Myers
Anthony Wayne Kahn, Law Office of Anthony Wayne Kahn
Richardo I. Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick & Associates
Bryan D. Marcus, Bryan D. Marcus
Chiara F. Mattieson, Holzman, Ritter & Corkery, PLLC
Gary D. Nitzkin, Nitzkin & Associates
Craig S. Schoenherr, Sr., O’Reilly Rancilio
Roy C. Sgroi, Sgroi Law Firm
Michael R. Stillman, Stillman Law Office 

Commercial Law

James C. Bruno, Butzel Long
Michael F. Golab, Butzel Long
Robert A. Hudson, Butzel Long
Joseph R. Sgroi, Honigman
John R. Trentacosta, Foley & Lardner
Richard A. Walawender, Miller Canfield
Robert M. Weiss, Law Office of Robert M. Weiss

Commercial Litigation

Peter M. Alter, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Norman Ankers, Honigman
Susan Artinian, Dykema
Joseph Aviv, Honigman
Keefe A. Brooks, Brooks, Wilkins, Sharkey & Turco
Lawrence G. Campbell, Dickinson Wright
Robert M. Carson, Carson Fischer
Samuel C. Damren, Dykema
Andrew S. Doctoroff, Honigman
Eugene  Driker, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
W. Mack Faison, Miller Canfield
James P. Feeney, Dykema
Robert J. Franzinger, Dykema
Dennis M. Haffey, Dykema
William P. Hampton, Secrest Wardle
Michael W. Hartmann, Miller Canfield
Raymond W. Henney, Honigman
Robert M. Jackson, Honigman
John P. Jacobs, Jacobs and Diemer
William R. Jansen, Warner, Norcross & Judd
Peter M. Kellett, Dykema
Philip J. Kessler, Philip J. Kessler Law Offices
Kathleen A. Lang, Dickinson Wright
Michael J. Lavoie, Butzel Long
Michael B. Lewiston, Bodman
Daniel P. Malone, Butzel Long
Patrick M. McCarthy, Howard & Howard
David S. Mendelson, The Mendelson Law Firm
E. Powell Miller, The Miller Law Firm
Lawrence J. Murphy, Honigman
Marc L. Newman, The Miller Law Firm
Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright
Thomas G. Parachini, Miller Canfield
Clarence L. Pozza, Miller Canfield
Richard E. Rassel, Butzel Long
William A. Sankbeil, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Bruce L. Sendek, Butzel Long
Joseph J. Shannon, Bodman
Daniel N. Sharkey, Brooks, Wilkins, Sharkey & Turco
Mark A. Stern, Honigman
Thomas Tallerico, Bodman
Jeffrey Michael Thomson, Morganroth & Morganroth
John R. Trentacosta, Foley & Lardner
Thomas  Van Dusen, Bodman
Carl H. Von Ende, Miller Canfield
Stephen F. Wasinger, Stephen F. Wasinger
I. W. Winsten, Honigman
Timothy D. Wittlinger, Clark Hill
Rodger D. Young, Young & Susser
Richard E. Zuckerman, Honigman

Construction Law

Harvey W. Berman, Bodman
Marty A. Burnstein, Law Offices of Marty A. Burnstein
James R. Case, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Ronald A. Deneweth, Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt
Lawrence M. Dudek, Miller Canfield
Eric J. Flessland, Butzel Long
Kevin J. Gleeson, Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton
Margaret E. Greene, Honigman
David M. Hayes, Clark Hill
Kevin S. Hendrick, Clark Hill
Jeffrey G. Heuer, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Mark L. McAlpine, McAlpine & Associates
Gary D. Reeves, Bodman
John M. Sier, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Ronald Paul Strote,May, Simpson & Strote
Stuart H. Teger, Honigman

Construction Litigation

Marty A. Burnstein, Law Offices of Marty A. Burnstein
Ronald A. Deneweth, Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt
Lawrence M. Dudek, Miller Canfield
Eric J. Flessland, Butzel Long
Bruce M. Gorosh, Lefkofsky & Gorosh
Kevin S. Hendrick, Clark Hill
Matthew T. Jane, Bodman
Ryan W. Jezdimir, McAlpine & Associates
Gary D. Reeves, Bodman
John M. Sier, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Ronald Paul Strote, May, Simpson & Strote

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

Michael Ben, Honigman
Patrick D. Daugherty, Foley & Lardner
Arthur  Dudley, Butzel Long
David  Foltyn, Honigman
Mark R. High, Dickinson Wright
Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long
George E. Kuehn, Butzel Long
Donald J. Kunz, Honigman
Mark A. Metz, Dykema
Aleksandra A. Miziolek, Dykema
Cyril Moscow, Honigman

Corporate Law

Brad B. Arbuckle, Miller Canfield
Bruce D. Birgbauer, Miller Canfield
Richard M. Bolton, Dickinson Wright
James C. Bruno, Butzel Long
James R. Cambridge, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Timothy R. Damschroder, Bodman
Herold McC. Deason, Bodman
Laurence B. Deitch, Bodman
Bernadette M. Dennehy, Dickinson Wright
Arthur  Dudley, Butzel Long
Patrick T. Duerr, Honigman
David Foltyn, Honigman
Verne C. Hampton, II, Dickinson Wright
John J. Hern, Jr., Clark Hill
Steven H. Hilfinger, Foley & Lardner
Robert A. Hudson, Butzel Long
Ira J. Jaffe, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
David D. Joswick, Miller Canfield
Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long
Jin-Kyu Koh, Dykema
George E. Kuehn, Butzel Long
Donald J. Kunz, Honigman
F. Thomas Lewand, Bodman
Mark A. Metz, Dykema
Daniel H. Minkus, Clark Hill
Jeffrey H. Miro, Honigman
Aleksandra A. Miziolek, Dykema
Cyril Moscow, Honigman
David K. Page, Honigman
Alex L. Parrish, Honigman
Paul R. Rentenbach, Dykema
Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr., Dykema
Alan S. Schwartz, Honigman
Alan E. Schwartz, Honigman
Mark Shaevsky, Law Offices of Mark Shaevsky
Samuel T. Stahl, Honigman
Peter Sugar, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Duane L. Tarnacki, Clark Hill
Thomas S. Vaughn, Dykema

DUI/DWI Defense

Patrick T. Barone, Barone Defense Firm
Edward Earl Duke, II, Duke Law Group
Daniel T. Geherin, Simon & Geherin
Robert W. Larin, Robert W. Larin
Edwin R. Leonard, Edwin R. Leonard
William J. Maze, Maze Legal Group
John C. Talpos, Talpos & Arnold

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Alan T. Ackerman, Ackerman, Ackerman, & Dynkowski
James C. Adams, Butzel Long
Norman Ankers, Honigman
H. Adam Cohen, Steinhardt, Pesick & Cohen
Darius W. Dynkowski, Ackerman, Ackerman & Dynkowski
Jerome P. Pesick, Steinhardt, Pesick & Cohen
Carl Rashid, Jr., Butzel Long
Mark J. Zausmer, Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler

Employee Benefits Law

Alexander B. Bragdon, Butzel Long
Orin D. Brustad, Miller Canfield
Robert G. Buydens, Butzel Long
Kalman G. Goren, Miller Canfield
Roberta P. Granadier, Butzel Long
Margaret A. Hunter, Dykema
Mark Jane, Butzel Long
Theresa C. Joswick, Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler
Nancy  Keppelman, Stevenson Keppelman Associates
Mary Jo Larson, Warner, Norcross & Judd
Charles M. Lax, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
Christopher A. McMican, Miller Canfield
David M. Rosenberger, Rosenberger Law Group
Gregory R. Schermerhorn, Honigman
Jordan S. Schreier, Butzel Long
Michael R. Shpiece, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Robert B. Stevenson, Stevenson Keppelman Associates
Deborah W. Thompson, Stevenson Keppelman Associates
David B. Walters, Bodman
Warren J. Widmayer, Ferguson & Widmayer

Entertainment and Sports

Howard Hertz, Hertz Schram
J. Michael Huget, Butzel Long
Laurie J. Michelson, Butzel Long
Alan R. Miller, Alan R. Miller
Michael A. Novak, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton
S. Gary Spicer, Law Offices of S. Gary Spicer
James E. Stewart, Butzel Long

Environmental Law

Richard A. Barr, Honigman
Paul F. Bohn, Fausone Bohn
Kurt M. Brauer, Warner, Norcross & Judd
Margaret A. Coughlin, Dickinson Wright
Fredrick J. Dindoffer, Bodman
James G. Fausone, Fausone Bohn
Grant P. Gilezan, Dykema
Kenneth C. Gold, Honigman
Kenneth H. Gold, Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton
Beth S. Gotthelf, Butzel Long
Philip A. Grashoff, Jr., Strobl & Sharp
Jeffrey K. Haynes, Beier Howlett
R. Craig Hupp, Bodman
Susan L. Johnson, Butzel Long
Anna M Maiuri, Miller Canfield
Steven C. Nadeau, Honigman
Sharon R. Newlon, Dickinson Wright
Patricia  Paruch, Kemp Klein Law Firm
Gary A. Peters, Howard & Howard
Joseph M. Polito, Honigman
Susan J. Sadler, Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler
Jack D. Shumate, Butzel Long
Thomas P. Wilczak, Pepper Hamilton
Jeffrey L. Woolstrum, Honigman

Family Law

Denise R. Alexander, Butzel Long
Joseph Aviv, Honigman
Mark A. Bank, The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer
Henry Baskin, The Baskin Law Firm
William M. Brukoff, Sommers Schwartz
Frederick G. Buesser, Butzel Long
Lori A. Buiteweg, Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg
Carole L. Chiamp, Chiamp & Associates
Robert Z. Feldstein, Robert Z. Feldstein
Amy B. Folbe, Honigman
Timothy T. Fryhoff, Fryhoff & Lynch
Edward D. Gold, Butzel Long
Gilbert Gugni, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton
Hanley M. Gurwin, Dickinson Wright
William P. Hampton, Secrest Wardle
John F. Mills, Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett
Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd, Law Office of Alisa A. Peskin-Shepherd
Kenneth E. Prather, Kenneth E. Prather Sr.
Diana  Raimi, Moran, Raimi, Goethel & Karnani
Harriet B. Rotter, Harriet B. Rotter
John F. Schaefer, The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer
T. Gordon Scupholm, II, Butzel Long
Karen S. Sendelbach, Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg
Richard S. Victor, Law Offices of Victor & Victor

First Amendment Law

Herschel P. Fink, Honigman
Laurie J. Michelson, Butzel Long
Leonard M. Niehoff, Butzel Long
Richard E. Rassel, Butzel Long
John J. Ronayne, Bernardi, Ronayne & Glusac
James E. Stewart, Butzel Long

Franchise Law

Irwin M. Alterman, Kemp Klein Law Firm
Stuart M. Bordman, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
David A. Ettinger, Honigman
Carl Rashid, Jr., Butzel Long
P. Rivka Schochet, Miller Canfield
David L. Steinberg, David L. Steinberg
Rebecca M. Turner, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller

Government Relations Law

George W. Ash, Foley & Lardner
Richard E. Rassel, Butzel Long
G. Scott Romney, Honigman
Reginald M. Turner, Jr., Clark Hill

Health Care Law

Maria B. Abrahamsen, Dykema
William M. Cassetta, Honigman
Sara B. Conn, Butzel Long
Donna J. Craig, Donna Craig & Associates
Gregory G. Drutchas, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Gilbert M. Frimet, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith
Alan G. Gilchrist, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith
William O. Hochkammer, Honigman
Ann T. Hollenbeck, Honigman
Monte D. Jahnke, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Carey F. Kalmowitz, The Health Law Partners
Kathrin E. Kudner, Dykema
Mark R. Lezotte, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
Stuart M. Lockman, Honigman
Rolf E. Lowe, Rogers, Mantese & Associates
Kenneth R. Marcus, Honigman
Joseph G. Nuyen, Nuyen, Tomtishen & Aoun
Roselyn R. Parmenter, Miller Canfield
Abby L. Pendleton, The Health Law Partners
Julie E. Robertson, Honigman
Alan T. Rogalski, Warner, Norcross & Judd
David L. Rogers, Rogers, Mantese & Associates
Linda S. Ross, Honigman
Chris E. Rossman, Foley & Lardner
Robert H. Schwartz, Butzel Long
E. William S. Shipman, Bodman
Keith J. Soltis, Kotz Sangster Wysocki and Berg
Andrew B. Wachler, Wachler & Associates
Mark E. Wilson, Miller Canfield 

Immigration Law

Christian S. Allen, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Nahil Peter Antone, Antone, Casagrande & Adwers
Linda J. Armstrong, Butzel Long
Dorothy H. Basmaji, Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone
Robert M. Birach, Charfoos, Giovan and Birach
Ingrid K. Brey, Law Offices of Ingrid K. Brey
Debra Auerbach Clephane, Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone
Scott F. Cooper, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
William H. Dance, Abbott Nicholson
Rami D. Fakhoury, Fakhoury Law Group
Leila Freijy, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Carol A. Friend, Honigman
Elise S. Levasseur, Dickinson Wright
Clara DeMatteis Mager, Butzel Long
Charles Steven Owen, Owen & Associates
Reginald A. Pacis, Butzel Long
David H. Paruch, Law Offices of David H. Paruch
Larry J. Stringer, Dickinson Wright

Information Technology Law

Courtland W. Anderson, Bodman
Jeremy D. Bisdorf, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Karl A. Hochkammer, Honigman
J. Michael Huget, Butzel Long
Michael S. Khoury, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Kathryn L. Ossian, Miller Canfield
Carol A. Romej, Butzel Long
Linda S. Ross, Honigman
Holli Hart Targan, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Stephen L. Tupper, Dykema

Insurance Law

William M. Cassetta, Honigman
Robert E. Graziani, Howard & Howard
William O. Hochkammer, Honigman
Monte D. Jahnke, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Phillip C. Korovesis, Butzel Long
John R. Monnich, John R. Monnich
Julie E. Robertson, Honigman
Rosalind Rochkind, Garan Lucow Miller
Daniel S. Saylor, Garan Lucow Miller
Daniel R. Siefer, Hom, Killeen, Siefer, Arlene & Hoehn 

Intellectual Property Law

Frank A. Angileri, Brooks Kushman
Thomas J. Appledorn, Honigman
Marjory G. Basile, Miller Canfield
Andrew R. Basile, Young, Basile, Hanlon & MacFarlane
John C. Blattner, Butzel Long
Beverly M. Bunting, Butzel Long
Mark A. Cantor, Brooks Kushman
Bernard J. Cantor, Law Office of Bernard J. Cantor
Christopher G. Darrow, Young, Basile, Hanlon & MacFarlane
Eric M. Dobrusin, Dobrusin & Thennisch
Alan N. Harris, Bodman
William H. Honaker, Dickinson Wright
J. Michael Huget, Butzel Long
Kristopher K. Hulliberger, Howard & Howard
Lawrence R. Jordan, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Susan M. Kornfield, Bodman
David M. LaPrairie, Howard & Howard
Robyn S. Lederman, Cantor Colburn
Michael A. Lisi, Honigman
Gerald E. McGlynn, III, Bliss McGlynn
Christopher W. Quinn, Quinn Law Group
Jeffrey A. Sadowski, Howard & Howard
Hope V. Shovein, Brooks Kushman
James D. Stevens, Reising Ethington
Michael B. Stewart, Rader, Fishman & Grauer

International Trade and Finance Law

Bruce D. Birgbauer, Miller Canfield
James C. Bruno, Butzel Long
D. Kerry Crenshaw, Clark Hill
Robert A. Hudson, Butzel Long
Nicholas J. Stasevich, Butzel Long
Bruce Thelen, Dickinson Wright
Shusheng  Wang, Butzel Long

Labor and Employment Law

Kathleen L. Bogas, Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas
Thomas P. Brady, Clark Hill
Darcie R. Brault, Dib, Fagan & Brault
Daniel J. Bretz, Clark Hill
Beverly H. Burns, Miller Canfield
Linda G. Burwell, Nemeth Burwell
David B. Calzone, Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone
John C. Cashen, Bodman
Thomas A. Cattel, Ogletree Deakins
David R. Deromedi, Dickinson Wright
Dennis M. Devaney, Devaney Jacob Wilson
Carey A. Dewitt, Butzel Long
Donna J. Donati, Miller Canfield
Sue Ellen Eisenberg, Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates
John A. Entenman, Dykema
Steven J. Fishman, Bodman
Martin Jay Galvin, Dykema
Donald J. Gasiorek, Gasiorek, Morgan & Greco
Leonard D. Givens, Miller Canfield
Joseph A. Golden, Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden
Deborah L. Gordon, Deborah L. Gordon
Gordon A. Gregory, Gregory, Moore, Jeakle, Heinen & Brooks
John P. Hancock, Butzel Long
Elizabeth P. Hardy, Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton
Ronald R. Helveston, Helveston & Helveston
Timothy H. Howlett, Dickinson Wright
Stuart M. Israel, Martens, Ice, Klass, Legghio & Israel
Thomas M. J. Hathaway, Clark Hill
Thomas G. Kienbaum, Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton
David A. Kotzian, David A. Kotzian
Bruce A. Miller, Miller Cohen
James M. Moore, Gregory, Moore, Jeakle, Heinen & Brooks
Stanley C. Moore, III, Plunkett Cooney
Sam G. Morgan, Gasiorek, Morgan & Greco
Gregory V. Murray, Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone
Patricia M. Nemeth, Nemeth Burwell
Megan P. Norris, Miller Canfield
Theodore R. Opperwall, Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton
Robert W. Palmer, Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden
Eric J. Pelton, Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton
Brad A. Rayle, Howard & Howard
Joseph A. Ritok, Dykema
James S. Rosenfeld, Butzel Long
William D. Sargent, Honigman
Craig S. Schwartz, Butzel Long
Richard J. Seryak, Miller Canfield
Daniel B. Tukel, Butzel Long
Robert M. Vercruysse, Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone
Jerome R. Watson, Miller Canfield 

Land Use & Zoning Law

Susan K. Friedlaender, Berry, Reynolds & Rogowski
Joseph F. Galvin, Miller Canfield
Alan M. Greene, Dykema
Norman Hyman, Strobl & Sharp
Thomas A. Kabel, Butzel Long
Edward F. Kickham, Kickham Hanley
Jerold D. E. Lax, Bodman
Carl Rashid, Jr., Butzel Long
Richard D. Rattner, Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett
Carol A. Rosati, Johnson, Rosati, LaBarge, Aseltyne & Field

Legal Malpractice Law

Lawrence J. Acker, Lawrence J. Acker
Michael P. Ashcraft, Plunkett Cooney
Thomas H. Blaske, Blaske & Blaske
David W. Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen
David F. DuMouchel, Butzel Long
Brian D. Einhorn, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff
Michael W. Hartmann, Miller Canfield
Harvey R. Heller, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
Miles A. Hurwitz, Hurwitz & Gantz
George G. Kemsley, Bodman
Kenneth M. Mogill, Mogill, Posner & Cohen
Phillip E. Seltzer, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin
Michael J. Sullivan, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff
Steve M. Wolock, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller

Medical Malpractice Law

William D. Chaklos, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
David W. Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen
Sara B. Conn, Butzel Long
Daniel J. Dulworth, Butzel Long
Chad D. Engelhardt, Moran, Raimi, Goethel & Karnani
Richard M. Goodman, Goodman Kalahar
James William Low, Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton
Frank  Mafrice, Frank Mafrice & Associates
Paul J. Manion, Rutledge, Manion, Rabaut, Terry & Thomas
James N. Martin, Martin, Bacon & Martin
Stephen D. McGraw, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Brian J. McKeen, McKeen & Associates
Norman H. Rosen, Erlich, Rosen, Bartnick & Cook
Juliana B. Sabatini Plastiras, Gregory & Reiter
Bruce R. Shaw, Corbet, Shaw, Essad & Tucciarone
Robert P. Siemion, Siemion Huckabay
Judith A. Susskind, The Thurswell Law Firm
Norman D. Tucker, Sommers Schwartz
Bruce A. Vande Vusse, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith
Barry P. Waldman, Sachs Waldman

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Joel M. Alam, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
J. Michael Bernard, Dykema
James C. Bruno, Butzel Long
Timothy R. Damschroder, Bodman
Joseph J. DeVito, Howard & Howard
Michael D. DuBay, Honigman
David Foltyn, Honigman
Mark R. High, Dickinson Wright
Robert A. Hudson, Butzel Long
David D. Joswick, Miller Canfield
John P. Kanan, Honigman
Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long
Donald J. Kunz, Honigman
Gerald T. Lievois, Dykema
Cyril Moscow, Honigman
Samuel T. Stahl, Honigman

Municipal Law

Charles T. Berschback, Law Office of Charles T. Berschback
Timothy J. Currier, Beier Howlett
Terence M. Donnelly, Dickinson Wright
William P. Hampton, Secrest Wardle
Jerold D. E. Lax, Bodman\
Michael P. McGee, Miller Canfield
Carl Rashid, Jr., Butzel Long
Thomas R. Schultz, Secrest Wardle
Peter H. Webster, Dickinson Wright

Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense

Anthony T. Chambers, Chambers & Associates
Thomas W. Cranmer, Miller Canfield
George B. Donnini, Butzel Long
David F. DuMouchel, Butzel Long
Neil H. Fink, Neil H. Fink, Esq.
Steven  Fishman, Law Office of Steven Fishman
Robert S. Harrison, Robert Harrison & Associates
Matthew F. Leitman, Miller Canfield
Robert M. Morgan, Law Office of Robert M. Morgan
Douglas R. Mullkoff, Kessler, Mullkoff & Hooberman
Cornelius  Pitts, Cornelius Pitts and Associates
Margaret S. Raben, Gurewitz & Raben
Neil S. Rockind, Neil Rockind
James C. Thomas, James C. Thomas

Nonprofit/Charities Law

Christopher A. Ballard, Bodman
Sean H. Cook, Butzel Long
Christopher J. Dine, Bodman
Jane Forbes, Dykema
Terry O. Lang, Butzel Long
Jeffrey D. Moss, Butzel Long
Charles  Nida, Honigman
Duane L. Tarnacki, Clark Hill
David M. Thoms, Miller Canfield 

Personal Injury 

Jonathan D. Abrahams, Abrahams Law
David W. Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen
Louis G. Corey, The Corey Law Firm
Geoffrey Fieger, Fieger, Fieger, Kenney, Johnson & Giroux
George A. Googasian, The Googasian Firm
Steven M. Gursten, Michigan Auto Law
Paul W. Hines, Gasiorek, Morgan & Greco
Arthur Y. Liss, Liss, Seder & Andrews
Jules B. Olsman, Olsman, Mueller, Wallace & MacKenzie
Daniel R. W. Rustmann, Butzel Long
Heidi L. Salter-Ferris, Ferris & Salter
James L. Spagnuolo, Jr., Freedman, Herskovic & Spagnuolo
Norman D. Tucker, Sommers Schwartz
Craig M. Weber, The Googasian Firm
Gregory W. Wix, Fieger, Fieger, Kenney, Johnson & Giroux
James E. Wynne, Butzel Long

Product Liability 

Thomas P. Branigan, Bowman and Brooke
Cheryl A. Bush, Bush Seyferth & Paige
Louis G. Corey, The Corey Law Firm
Herbert C. Donovan, Butzel Long
James P. Feeney, Dykema
Robert J. Haddad, Miller Canfield
Peter M. Kellett, Dykema
Edward M. Kronk, Butzel Long
Lawrence C. Mann, Bowman and Brooke
James T. Mellon, Mellon Pries, PC
Daniel J. Scully, Clark Hill
Maureen Terese Taylor, Butzel Long

Professional Malpractice Law

Lawrence J. Acker, Lawrence J. Acker
Michael P. Ashcraft, Plunkett Cooney
Thomas H. Blaske, Blaske & Blaske
William R. Buesser, Buesser & Buesser
David W. Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen
David F. DuMouchel, Butzel Long
George A. Googasian, The Googasian Firm
Michael W. Hartmann, Miller Canfield
Deborah A. Lujan, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff
Michael J. Sullivan, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff
Steve M. Wolock, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
Leroy H. Wulfmeier, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton

Public Finance Law

Harold W. Bulger, Miller Canfield
Thomas D. Colis, Miller Canfield
Terence M. Donnelly, Dickinson Wright
Lisa Hagan, Miller Canfield
Donald W. Keim, Miller Canfield
Michael P. McGee, Miller Canfield
Patrick F. McGow, Miller Canfield
Jeffrey M. McHugh, Miller Canfield
Joel L. Piell, Miller Canfield
Jerry T. Rupley, Miller Canfield
Stephen G. Schafer, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Robert L. Schwartz, Butzel Long
Amanda  Van Dusen, Miller Canfield 

Real Estate Law

James C. Adams, Butzel Long
Joel S. Adelman, Honigman
C. Leslie Banas, Banas and Associates
William G. Barris, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
Maurice S. Binkow, Honigman
Robert S. Bolton, Simon, Galasso, & Frantz
Stephen A. Bromberg, Butzel Long
Richard J. Burstein, Honigman
James N. Candler, Dickinson Wright
Mark A. Davis, Howard & Howard
Edward C. Dawda, Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler
Stephen E. Dawson, Dickinson Wright
Gregory J. DeMars, Honigman
Lawrence M. Dudek, Miller Canfield
William B. Dunn, Clark Hill
Joseph M. Fazio, Miller Canfield
James S. Fontichiaro, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
Joseph F. Galvin, Miller Canfield
Howard B. Goldman, Butzel Long
Bruce M. Gorosh, Lefkofsky & Gorosh
David Stewart Green, Butzel Long
Alan M. Greene, Dykema
Vicki R. Harding, Pepper Hamilton
Mark R. Hauser, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
Carl W. Herstein, Honigman
David W. Hipp, Bodman
Ronald E. Hodess, Miller Canfield
Alan M. Hurvitz, Honigman
Norman  Hyman, Strobl & Sharp
David J. Jacob, Honigman
Patrick A. Karbowski, Butzel Long
Martin L. Katz, Honigman
Joel D. Kellman, Dykema
Edward F. Kickham, Kickham Hanley
Timothy M. Koltun, Clark Hill
Jeffrey R. Kravitz, Jeffrey R. Kravitz
Joseph  Lloyd, Chard & Lloyd
Howard N. Luckoff, Honigman
Michael W. Maddin, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
Paul S. Magy, Kupelian, Ormond & Magy
Mark F. Makower, Makower, Abbate & Associates
Lawrence D. McLaughlin, Honigman
Michael D. Mulcahy, Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler
William T. Myers, Myers, Nelson, Dillon & Shierk
Allan  Nachman, Butzel Long
Gregg A. Nathanson, Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar
Robert R. Nix, II, Kerr, Russell & Weber
Stephen G. Palms, Miller Canfield
Robert V. Peterson, Dickinson Wright
Cameron H. Piggott, Dykema
Richard D. Rattner, Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett
Brian S. Raznick, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
J. Adam Rothstein, Honigman
Lowell D. Salesin, Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller
Anthony J. Saulino, Butzel Long
Nicholas P. Scavone, Bodman
Leon M. Schurgin, Bodman
Michael B. Shapiro, Honigman
Daniel M. Share, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
Catherine Kim Shierk, Myers, Nelson, Dillon & Shierk
Andrew Z. Spilkin, Bodman
Thomas E. Strasz, Thomas E. Strasz
Gary A. Taback, Gary A. Taback
David A. Trott, Trott & Trott
Margaret  Van Meter, Warner, Norcross & Judd
Sheldon P. Winkelman, Honigman
Laurence E. Winokur, Dickinson Wright
Richard A. Zussman, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

Securities Law

Brad B. Arbuckle, Miller Canfield
Patrick D. Daugherty, Foley & Lardner
Arthur Dudley, Butzel Long
David Foltyn, Honigman
Robert A. Hudson, Butzel Long
Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long
Jin-Kyu Koh, Dykema
Timothy E. Kraepel, Howard & Howard
Donald J. Kunz, Honigman
D. Richard McDonald, Dykema
Mark A. Metz, Dykema
Cyril Moscow, Honigman
Gary M. Saretsky, Saretsky, Hart, Michaels & Gould
Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr., Dykema
Peter Sugar, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Yvette M. VanRiper, Foley & Lardner
Thomas S. Vaughn, Dykema

Tax Law

Jess A. Bahs, Howard & Howard
Sean H. Cook, Butzel Long
Roger Cook, Honigman
George W. Gregory, George W. Gregory
Michael A. Indenbaum, Honigman
Terry O. Lang, Butzel Long
Samuel J. McKim, Miller Canfield
Jeffrey D. Moss, Butzel Long
Charles Nida, Honigman
Richard S. Soble, Honigman
Linda A. Wasserman, Honigman

Trusts and Estates

Joseph A. Bonventre, Clark Hill
Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Kemp Klein Law Firm
Michael G. Cumming, Dykema
Andrew H. Curoe, Bodman
Marie R. Deveney, Dykema
Gregory V. DiCenso, Miller Canfield
James M. Elsworth, Dykema
Julius H. Giarmarco, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton
Amy L. Glenn, Butzel Long
Joel S. Golden, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Sebastian V. Grassi, Jr., Grassi & Toering
George W. Gregory, George W. Gregory
Henry M. Grix, Dickinson Wright
David M. Hempstead, Bodman
Stephen W. Jones, Beier Howlett
Robert B. Joslyn, Joslyn & Vernon
Shirley A. Kaigler, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Robert E. Kass, Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker
Kenneth E. Konop, Miller Canfield
David P. Larsen, Bodman
Judith Fertel Layne, Dickinson Wright
Henry P. Lee, Howard & Howard
Marguerite Munson Lentz, Marguerite Munson Lentz
James H. LoPrete, LoPrete & Lyneis
John D. Mabley, Smith & Mabley
J. Thomas MacFarlane, Clark Hill
Alan A. May, Kemp Klein Law Firm
Dennis M. Mitzel, Berry Moorman
Charles Nida, Honigman
Lawrence S. Pepper, Law Office of Lawrence S. Pepper
Robert P. Perry, Butzel Long
Leonard J. Prekel, Morris, Rowland, Prekel & Lewinski
Patricia Gormely Prince, Prince Law Firm
Edgar W. Pugh, Pugh Moak
Douglas J. Rasmussen, Clark Hill
David W. Sommerfeld, Butzel Long
Thomas F. Sweeney, Clark Hill
David M. Thoms, Miller Canfield
Lauren M. Underwood, Lauren M. Underwood
Harvey B. Wallace, Berry Moorman
Linda A. Wasserman, Honigman
Nancy H. Welber, Nancy H. Welber
Susan S. Westerman, Westerman & Associates
James W. Williams, Miller Canfield 

White-Collar Criminal Defense

Christopher A. Andreoff, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Anthony T. Chambers, Chambers & Associates
Thomas W. Cranmer, Miller Canfield
George B. Donnini, Butzel Long
David F. DuMouchel, Butzel Long
Neil H. Fink, Neil H. Fink, Esq.
Steven  Fishman, Law Office of Steven Fishman
Gerald J. Gleeson, Miller Canfield
David Griem, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Harold Z. Gurewitz, Gurewitz & Raben
Robert S. Harrison, Robert Harrison & Associates
Michael J. Lavoie, Butzel Long
Matthew F. Leitman, Miller Canfield
Laurie J. Michelson, Butzel Long
Robert M. Morgan, Law Office of Robert M. Morgan
Walter J. Piszczatowski, Hertz Schram
Lawrence B. Shulman, Jackson Lewis
Joseph A. Simon, Simon & Geherin
James C. Thomas, James C. Thomas
Richard E. Zuckerman, Honigman

Workers Compensation Law

Joel L. Alpert, Alpert & Alpert
Myron B. Charfoos, Charfoos Reiter & Hebert
John P. Charters, Charters, Heck, O’Donnell, Petrulis & Tyler
Norton J. Cohen, Miller Cohen
Donald G. Ducey, Conklin Benham
Donald L. Petrulis, Charters, Heck, O’Donnell, Petrulis & Tyler
Richard L. Warsh, Law Offices of Richard L. Warsh 


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