Sixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Aug 15, 2016

DETROIT, MI – Sixty-four Clark Hill attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America, with five attorneys recognized with the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction. Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyer of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with the 15th edition (2009).

David M. Hayes has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2017 Litigation-Construction “Lawyer of the Year.”

Kevin S. Hendrick has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2017 Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year."

J. Thomas MacFarlane has been named Birmingham, Michigan’s 2017 Litigation - Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year."

Michael P. Nowlan has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2017 Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Duane L. Tarnacki has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2017 Non-Profit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The following attorneys have been selected for inclusion:

Birmingham, MI

  • Joel Applebaum - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Nancy L. Farnam - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • John Gierak - Education Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Robert D. Gordon - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Edward C. Hammond - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Douglas R. Kelly - Commercial Litigation
  • Ada Snyder Kerwin - Family Law Arbitration
  • J. Thomas MacFarlane - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Paul S. Magy - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Real Estate Law
  • Daniel H. Minkus - Corporate Law
  • Robert A. Strong - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Energy Law
  • Thomas F. Sweeney - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Chicago, IL

  • Frank D. Ballantine - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Detroit, MI

  • Fred W. Batten - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Jennifer A. Bielfield - Banking and Finance Law
  • Thomas P. Brady - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • James E. Brenner - Appellate Practice
  • Daniel J. Bretz - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Connie M. Cessante - Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • David M. Cessante - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Paul W. Coughenour - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Martin E. Crandall - Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • D. Kerry Crenshaw - International Trade and Finance Law
  • Thomas M. Dixon - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas M.J. Hathaway - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • David M. Hayes - Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Kevin S. Hendrick - Arbitration; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction, Mediation
  • John J. Hern, Jr. - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Timothy M. Koltun - Real Estate Law
  • Peter B. Kupelian - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • William A. Moore - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Michael P. Nowlan - Immigration Law
  • Andrew C. Richner - Government Relations Practice
  • Daniel J. Scully - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Duane L. Tarnacki - Corporate Law; Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Reginald M. Turner, Jr. - Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Government Relations Practice; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Municipal
  • Robert M. Vercruysse - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Timothy D. Wittlinger - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction

Grand Rapids, MI

  • David W. Centner - Commercial Litigation
  • William B. Dunn - Real Estate Law
  • Ingrid A. Jensen - Real Estate Law
  • Barbara A. Ruga - Education Law
  • Stephen J. Tjapkes - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen D. Turner, - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jeffrey Van Winkle - Corporate Law
  • James L. Wernstrom - Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Municipal

Lansing, MI

  • Roderick S. Coy - Administrative/Regulatory Law; Communications Law; Energy Law

Phoenix, AZ

  • P. Douglas Folk - Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Mark S. Sifferman - Commercial Litigation
  • Andrew B. Turk - Commercial Litigation

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Mario R. Bordogna - Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jeffrey A. Conn - Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Scott E. Henderson - First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Media Law
  • Sara A. Mercer - Trusts and Estates
  • Kurt A. Miller - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Mark F. Nowak - Commercial Litigation
  • John C. Rodney - Tax Law
  • Randolph T. Struk - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Kimberly Luff Wakim - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Keith H. West - Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

​Princeton, NJ

  • Steven M. Richman - International Trade and Finance Law

Washington, DC

  • Jane C. Luxton - Environmental Law
  • Sotiris "Ted" Planzos - Litigation – Securities
  • Thomas K. Ragland - Immigration Law

 

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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 350 attorneys and professionals.