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Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

September 5, 2017

DETROIT, MI – Sixty-six Clark Hill attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 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)
  • Andrew A. Ayar (Real Estate)
  • Jordan S. Bolton (Business Litigation)
  • Paul W. Coughenour (Employment & Labor)
  • Kevin A. Fanning (Business Litigation)
  • John L. Gierak (Employment & Labor)
  • 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)
  • Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch (Employment & Labor)


  • 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)
  • Thomas M. Dixon (Business Litigation)
  • Daniel J. Dulworth (Business Litigation)
  • Maria Fracassa Dwyer (Employment & Labor)
  • Cynthia M. Filipovich (Appellate)
  • 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)
  • Stuart M. Schwartz (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)
  • Paul A. Wilhelm (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)


  • Mikyia Aaron (Employment & Labor)
  • Scott D. Garbo (Construction Litigation)
  • Jennifer K. Green (Business Litigation)
  • Ellen E. Hoepnner (Employment & Labor)
  • Carly O. Machasic (Employment & Labor)
  • Mark A. Nasr (Construction Litigation)
  • Steven R. Pacynski (Business/Corporate)
  • Zachary A. Rowley (Business Litigation)
  • 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 provides distinctive solutions to a diverse range of businesses, public entities and individuals both nationally and internationally. Our talented attorneys and professionals use deep industry, policy and technical knowledge to provide innovative solutions to complex issues. Client’s objectives always set the agenda and together we collaborate on strategies, put up defenses, cut through obstacles and connect to business opportunities to get the best results possible. Our purpose is clear, to provide the best client service and guide clients to paths that generate growth and success.

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