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Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

September 7, 2018

DETROIT, MI – Sixty-six Clark Hill attorneys have been named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars. 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)
  • Paul W. Coughenour (Employment & Labor)
  • Kevin A. Fanning (Business Litigation)
  • John L. Gierak (Employment & Labor)
  • Edward C. Hammond (Employee Benefits)
  • 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)
  • Andrew A. Ayar (Real Estate)
  • Thomas E.F. Fabbri (Estate & Probate)
  • Loukas P. Kalliantasis (Business/Corporate)
  • Jonathan M. Martone (Criminal Defense)
  • Charles M. Russman (Employee Benefits)


  • Emily J. Baldwin (Government Contracts)
  • 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)
  • Brian D. Shekell (Employment & Labor)
  • Hamid M. Soueidan (Mergers & Acquisition)
  • Bethany G. Stawasz (Banking)


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

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