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Sixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

September 1, 2016

DETROIT, MI – Sixty Clark Hill attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, published by Law & Politics magazine, is a consumer guide to outstanding attorneys based on a multi-step selection process including a survey and peer review.


Super Lawyers


  • Joel D. Applebaum (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Jordan S. Bolton (Business Litigation)
  • Kevin A. Fanning (Business Litigation)
  • John L. Gierak (Employment & Labor)
  • Robert D. Gordon (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Edward C. Hammond (Employee Benefits)
  • Kaveh Kashef (Business Litigation)
  • Douglas R. Kelly (General Litigation)
  • Peter B. Kupelian (Business Litigation)
  • Thomas J. MacFarlane (Estate & Probate)
  • Paul S. Magy (Real Estate)
  • Daniel H. Minkus (Business/Corporate)
  • Thomas F. Sweeney (Estate & Probate)
  • Linda M. Watson (Business Litigation)


  • Anthony A. Agosta (Business Litigation)
  • William G. Asimakis, Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • Frederick W. Batten (Employment & Labor)
  • Jay M. Berger (Construction Litigation)
  • Thomas P. Brady (Employment & Labor)
  • James E. Brenner (Business Litigation)
  • Daniel J. Bretz (Employment & Labor)
  • Connie M. Cessante (Employment Litigation: Defense)
  • David M. Cessante (Employment & Labor)
  • Paul W. Coughenour (Employment Litigation: Defense)
  • Thomas M. Dixon (Business Litigation)
  • Daniel J. Dulworth (Business Litigation)
  • Maria Fracassa Dwyer (Employment & Labor)
  • Cynthia M. Filipovich (Appellate)
  • Thomas M.J. Hathaway (Employment & Labor)
  • David M. Hayes (Construction Litigation)
  • Kevin S. Hendrick (Construction Litigation)
  • Edward J. Hood (Construction Litigation)
  • Thomas M. Keranen (Construction Litigation)
  • Timothy M. Koltun (Real Estate)
  • Michael P. Nowlan (Immigration: Business)
  • Stephen P. Ormond (Business Litigation)
  • Daniel J. Scully, Jr. (Personal Injury Defense: General)
  • Richard A. Sundquist (Real Estate)
  • Duane L. Tarnacki (Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Reginald M. Turner, Jr. (Employment & Labor)
  • Robert M. Vercruysse (Employment & Labor)
  • Timothy D. Wittlinger (Business Litigation)

Grand Rapids:

  • David W. Centner (Business Litigation)
  • William B. Dunn (Real Estate)
  • Stephen D. Turner (Business Litigation)
  • James L. Wernstrom (Business Litigation)


  • Matthew T. Smith (Construction Litigation)


Rising Stars


  • Stephanie M. Anderson (Personal Injury – Products: Defense)
  • Thomas E.F. Fabbri (Estate & Probate)
  • Loukas P. Kalliantasis (Business/Corporate)
  • Jonathan M. Martone (Criminal Defense)
  • Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch (Employment & Labor)


  • Jason R. Canvasser (General Litigation)
  • Ellen E. Hoepnner (Employment & Labor)
  • Carly E. Osadetz (Employment & Labor)
  • Brian D. Shekell (Employment & Labor)
  • Bethany G. Stawasz (Banking)


  • Sean P. Gallagher (Business Litigation)
  • Brian P. Lick (Construction Litigation)
  • Michael J. Pattwell (Business Litigation)


Firm Profile 

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, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 350 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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