Seventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Aug 15, 2017

DETROIT, MI – Seventy-four Clark Hill attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America, with six 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).

Joel D. Applebaum has been named Birmingham, Michigan’s 2018 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Daniel J. Bretz has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2018 Employment Law - Management Law "Lawyer of the Year."

P. Douglas Folk has been named Scottsdale, Arizona's 2018 Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" and Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year."

Kevin S. Hendrick has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2018 Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year."

Daniel H. Minkus has been named Birmingham, Michigan’s 2018 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Barbara A. Ruga has been named Grand Rapids, Michigan’s 2018 Education 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
  • Edward C. Hammond - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Douglas R. Kelly - Commercial Litigation
  • Ada Snyder Kerwin - Family Law; Family Law Arbitration; Family Law Mediation
  • 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
  • Ray J. Koenig, III - Trusts and Estates
  • Christopher J. Townsend - Energy Law

Detroit, MI

  • Anthony A. Agosta - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Fred W. Batten - Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Jay M. Berger - Construction Law
  • 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
  • Kevin DiDio - Corporate Law
  • Thomas M. Dixon - Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • 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
  • Steven F. Stapleton - Commercial Litigation
  • 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
  • Michael J. Pattwell - Litigation - Environmental 

Las Vegas, NV

  • Candace C. Carlyon - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Philadelphia, PA

  • Robert Tomilson - Insurance Law

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Paul D. Bangor - Trademark Law
  • Mario R. Bordogna - Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jeffrey A. Conn - Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Jarrod J. Duffy - Corporate 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
  • D. Craig Russell, III - Banking and Finance Law
  • Jerri A. Ryan - Commercial Litigation 
  • Randolph T. Struk - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Keith H. West - Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Princeton, NJ

  • Steven M. Richman - International Trade and Finance Law

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Darrell E. Davis - Commercial Litigation
  • P. Douglas Folk - Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • David L. Lansky - Real Estate Law
  • Andrew B. Turk - Commercial Litigation

Washington, DC

  • Jane C. Luxton - Environmental Law
  • Thomas K. Ragland - Immigration Law

 

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