Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Aug 20, 2020

Clark Hill is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, with nine individuals recognized with the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction.

Lawyer of the Year

  • Taylor S. Boone has been named San Antonio, Texas' 2021 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Thomas M. Dixon has been named Detroit, Michigan's 2021 Litigation - Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • David M. Hayes has been named Detroit, Michigan's 2021 Litigation - Construction “Lawyer of the Year”
  • John A. Huddleston has been named San Antonio, Texas' 2021 Litigation - Construction “Lawyer of the Year”
  • J. Thomas MacFarlane has been named Birmingham, Michigan's 2021 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Michael P. Nowlan has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2021 Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Michael J. Pattwell has been named Lansing, Michigan’s 2021 Litigation - Environmental “Lawyer of the Year”
  • John K. Round has been named Dallas, Texas' 2021 Litigation - Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Reginald M. Turner, Jr. has been named Detroit, Michigan's 2021 Government Relations Practice “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers in America

Austin, TX

  • Thomas K. Anson - Energy Regulatory Law
  • Duane Brescia - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • James T. Cameron - Real Estate Law
  • Kathryn M. Darling - Health Care Law
  • William D. Darling - Health Care Law
  • Robert M. O'Boyle - Commercial Litigation
  • Stephen A. Roberts - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy

Beaumont, TX

  • Mark Freeman - Admiralty and Maritime Law

Birmingham, MI

  • Dana L. Abrahams - Real Estate Law
  • Jordan S. Bolton – Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Kevin A. Fanning – Commercial Litigation
  • John L. Gierak - Education Law; Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management
  • Randi P. Glanz - Family Law
  • Edward C. Hammond - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Douglas R. Kelly - Commercial Litigation
  • Ada Snyder Kerwin - Family Law; Family Law Arbitration; Family Law Mediation
  • Peter B. Kupelian - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • 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. W. Strong - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Law
  • Linda Watson – Commercial Litigation
  • Anne-Marie Welch - Employment Law-Management

Chicago, IL                                     

  • Ray J. Koenig III - Trusts and Estates
  • Royal B. Martin - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Leigh D. Roadman - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Nancy L. Schimmel - Banking and Finance Law
  • Jason Schwent - Patent Law

Dallas, TX

  • Luke D. Bailey - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Diana J. Bearden - Real Estate Law
  • Jules S. Brenner - Corporate Law
  • Daniel L. Butcher - Tax Law
  • Duncan L. Clore - Construction Law
  • R. Bradley Fletcher - Trusts and Estates
  • Carol A. Glendenning - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Earsa R. Jackson - Franchise Law
  • P. Michael Jung  - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Michael Keeley - Construction Law; Insurance Law
  • Barbara A. Kennedy - Real Estate Law
  • David N. Kitner - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Patrick J. Larkin - Environmental Law; Litigation-Environmental
  • David K. Meyercord - Corporate Law
  • Toni Scott Reed - Commercial Litigation
  • N. Tobias Smith - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Joseph A. Turano - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Christopher R. Ward - Construction Law; Insurance Law; Litigation-Construction
  • Allan C. Wisk - Real Estate Law
  • Robert J. Witte - Commercial Litigation

Detroit, MI

  • Anthony A. Agosta - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Fred W. Batten - Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management
  • John E. Berg - Commerical Litigation
  • Jay M. Berger - Construction Law
  • Jennifer A. Bielfield - Banking and Finance Law
  • 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
  • Kevin M. DiDio - Corporate Law
  • Thomas M. Dixon - Litigation-Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel J. Dulworth - Commerical Litigation
  • Maria Fracassa Dwyer - Employment Law - Management
  • Jeffrey M. Gallant - Litigation - Construction
  • David M. Hayes - Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  • Kevin S. Hendrick – Arbitration; Construction Law; Litigation-Construction; Mediation
  • John P. Hensien - Corporate Law
  • John J. Hern, Jr. - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Edward J. Hood  - Litigation-Construction
  • Thomas M. Keranen - Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  • Timothy M. Koltun - Real Estate Law
  • 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
  • Richard A. Sundquist - Real Estate Law
  • Duane L. Tarnacki - Corporate Law; Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Christopher M. Trebilcock - Employment Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • 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

Frisco, TX

  • Sam Hallman - Corporate Law
  • Kimberly S. Moore - Employment Law-Management
  • John K. Round - Litigation-Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Scott Shanes - Commercial Litigation

Grand Rapids, MI

  • David W. Centner - Commercial Litigation
  • William B. Dunn - Real Estate Law
  • Sean Fitzgerald - Commercial Litigation
  • Ingrid A. Jensen - Real Estate Law
  • Barbara A. Ruga - Education Law
  • James R. Stadler - Employment Law-Management
  • Steven F. Stapleton - Commercial Litigation
  • Steven J. Tjapkes - Litigation-Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen D. Turner - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Environmental; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation-Labor and Employment

Houston, TX

  • Michael J. Cenatiempo - Litigation-Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Richard D. Fladung - Litigation-Patent
  • W. Garney Griggs - Admiralty and Maritime Law; Corporate Law; Energy Law
  • Debra Hatter - Corporate Law
  • Elizabeth B. Kamin - Commercial Litigation
  • F. William Mahley - Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Bijan R. Siahatgar - Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Jana H. Woelfel - Employment Law-Management

Lansing, MI

  • Roderick S. Coy - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Communications Law; Energy Law
  • Charles A. Lawler - Commercial Litigation
  • Brian P. Lick - Litigation - Construction
  • Michael J. Pattwell - Litigation-Environmental

Las Vegas, NV

  • Paola Armeni - Civil Rights Law; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Mark S. Dzarnoski - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Dominic Gentile - Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; First Amendment Law
  • John A. Hunt - Litigation - Real Estate
  • Vincent Savarese, III - Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Los Angeles, CA

  • James C. Earle - Construction Law
  • Richard H. Nakamura - Appellate Practice
  • Rafael G. Nendel-Flores - Employment Law-Management
  • Carl Shusterman - Immigration Law

Philadelphia, PA

  • Robert S. Davis - Real Estate Law
  • Robert W. Tomilson - Insurance Law

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Paul D. Bangor - Patent Law; Trademark Law
  • Peter K. Blume - Corporate Law
  • Mario R. Bordogna - Employment Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Danny P. Cerrone, Jr. - Construction Law
  • Hal D. Coffey - Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey J. Conn - Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Jarrod J. Duffy - Corporate Law
  • Joshua M. Farber - Real Estate Law
  • James K. Goldberg - 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
  • Jacques Moye - Corporate Law
  • Mark F. Nowak - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  • Charles G. O'Hara - Health Care Law
  • James R. Olson - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Robert J. Ridge - Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Securities
  • John C. Rodney - Tax Law
  • D. Craig Russell III - Banking and Finance Law
  • Jerri A. Ryan - Commercial Litigation
  • Randolph T. Struk - Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • James P. Thomas - Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • James H. Webster - Public Finance Law
  • Keith H. West - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Princeton, NJ

  • Mark R. Kossow - Tax Law
  • Steven M. Richman - International Trade and Finance Law

San Antonio, TX

  • Judith R. Blakeway - Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Antitrust; Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Stanley L. Blend - Litigation and Controversy-Tax; Tax Law
  • Taylor S. Boone - Trusts and Estates
  • Katherine David - Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Real Estate Law; Tax Law
  • Cynthia Day Grimes - Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Reese L. Harrison, Jr. - Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation-Antitrust
  • John A. Huddleston - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation-Banking and Finance; Litigation-Construction
  • Farley P. Katz - Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy-Tax; Tax Law
  • Andrew L. Kerr - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Banking and Finance; Litigation-Bankruptcy; Litigation-Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • J. David Oppenheimer - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law
  • R. Bradley Oxford - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • John M. Pinckney III - Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Sona Ramirez - Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Martin I. Roos – Trusts and Estates
  • David P. Stanush - Trusts and Estates
  • Robert K. Sugg - Real Estate Law
  • John H. Tate II - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Gilbert F. Vazquez - Corporate Law

San Diego, CA

  • Mark E. Hellenkamp - Litigation - Insurance
  • Roger G. Perkins - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Charles R. Berry - Securities Regulation
  • Darrell E. Davis - Commercial Litigation
  • P. Douglas Folk - Construction Law; Litigation-Construction
  • Christopher D. Hossack - Construction Law
  • David L. Lansky - Real Estate Law; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Darra L. Rayndon - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Andrew B. Turk - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law
  • James B. Wright - Litigation - Construction

Washington, DC

  • Thomas K. Ragland - Immigration Law

Ones to Watch

Birmingham, MI

  • Lauren K. Burton - Natural Resources Law
  • Tiffany B. Hunter - Commerical Litigation; Transportation Law

Chicago, IL

  • Adam M. Ansari - Trusts and Estates
  • Ashley C. Coppola - Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Charles W. Deutsch - Insurance Law

Dallas, TX

  • Brooks Caston - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Elizabeth Cromwell - Corporate Law
  • Andrew G. Edson - Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Elizabeth Griffin - Commerical Litigation
  • Peter R. Thompson - Immigration Law

Detroit, MI

  • Brian D. Shekell - Labor and Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Frisco, TX

  • Emory Allen - Construction Law
  • Tolu Babade - Labor and Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Honey Gandhi - Real Estate Law

Houston, TX

  • Kristina Kunz - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Louis Williams - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction

Los Angeles, CA

  • Jennifer L. Rozdzielski - Immigration Law

Philadelphia, PA

  • Kevin Levine - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Lindsay S. Fouse - Commercial Litigation
  • Christine M. Green - Construction Law
  • Samuel A. Hornak - Litigation - Real Estate; Municipal Law
  • Ashley L. Wilkinson - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

San Antonio, TX

  • Kimberly A. Ford - Trusts and Estates
  • Lauren Laughlin - Corporate Law

San Diego, CA

  • Nicholas A. Arcamone - Litigation - Construction
  • Sarah L. Harty - Health Care Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Raquel E. Howard - Commercial Litigation

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Zara H. Torosyan - Commercial Litigation

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