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@Briefs Headline:<*C><s70>Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Five Kitch attorneys have bben recognized in The Best Lawyers in America. Among the five is John Sier who was listed as Lawyer of the Year 2020 Litigation Construction Detroit.

The other Kitch attorneys listed include:

Gregory G. Drutchas-Health Care Law

Harry J. Sherbrook-Medical Malpractice Law: Defense

Ronald E. Wagner-Product Liability Litigation: Defense

Ralph F. Valitutti Jr.-Medical Malpractice Law: Defense

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Aaron Burrell has been selected as a "40 Under 40" honoree by Crain's Detroit Business.

Burrell is a member in Dickinson Wright's Detroit office where he practices complex commercial litigation, labor and employment law, appellate law, and minority business enterprises. As a member of the firm's litigation practice, he has prevailed in numerous complex, commercial-litigation cases in a number of state and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. As a member of the firm's labor and employment practice, he has successfully defended clients in a wide range of discrimination claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he has counseled clients on all aspects of the employment relationship.

Burrell serves on the board of directors of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Oakland County Bar Association, is an officer on the State Bar of Michigan's Representative Assembly, and is a commissioner on the State Bar of Michigan's Board of Commissioners. He previously served as co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Equal Access Initiative, is a past president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and was an affiliate representative of the National Bar Association. He is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and Oakland County Bar Foundation. He is recognized as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and is listed as a "Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers.

Howard and Howard

Attorneys PLLC

Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that thirty-one of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice area(s) under which they are listed are:

W. West Allen: Trademark Law

Daniel H. Bliss: Patent Law, Trademark Law

Stephanie S. Buntin: Trademark Law

Jennifer L. Carleton: Gaming Law

Seaton J. Curran: Patent Law (Las Vegas "Lawyer of the Year" Patent Law)

Thomas W. Davis II: Commercial Litigation, LitigationConstruction

Joseph J. DeVito: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Trent K. English: Patent Law

Mark J. Gardberg: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Lisa S. Gretchko: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation

Andrew (Jake) Grove: LitigationIntellectual Property (Troy "Lawyer of the Year" LitigationIntellectual Property)

Robert W. Hernquist: Commercial Litigation, LitigationBanking and Finance

Amanda E. Hill: Trademark Law

Kristopher K. Hulliberger: LitigationIntellectual Property, LitigationPatent, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Michael V. Kell: Commercial Litigation

Rodger A. Kershner: Energy Law

Jon D. Kreucher: Utilities Law

Matthew J. Kreutzer: Franchise Law

Henry P. Lee: Trusts and Estates

Michael R. Lied: Labor LawManagement

Miles T. Macik: Commercial Litigation

Patrick M. McCarthy: Commercial Litigation, LitigationIntellectual Property

Gerald E. McGlynn III: LitigationIntellectual Property, LitigationPatent, Patent Law

R. Saleha Mohamedulla: Trademark Law

Gwen Rutar Mullins: Construction Law

Brian J. Pezzillo: Construction Law

Brad A. Rayle: Labor LawManagement

Robert L. Rosenthal: Employment LawManagement, Labor LawManagement, LitigationLabor and Employment

Leonard W. Sachs: Employment LawManagement

Jeffrey A. Sadowski: LitigationIntellectual Property, LitigationPatent, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Jay Young: Arbitration

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Bodman PLC

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that the editors of Michigan Super Lawyers have included three local members of the firm Michelle Thurber Czapski, Marguerite Munson Lentz, and Wendy L. Zabriskie in the publication's 2019 Top 50 Women Attorneys list.

Czapski, of Bodman's Troy office, is chair of the firm's Insurance Practice Group and a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She represents major corporate clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings pending across the United States. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Business Litigation and is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation and DBusiness Top Lawyers as one of the state's top business litigation attorneys. Czapski has also been recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Michigan's Notable Women Lawyers.

Lentz, of Bodman's Detroit office, is a member of the firm's High Net Worth Practice Group and chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Probate and Estate Planning Section. She represents high net worth individuals in estate planning, probate, and trust matters, and regularly advises nonprofit and tax exempt organizations. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Estate & Probate and is also listed in Chambers High Net Worth, The Best Lawyers in America, and DBusiness Top Lawyers as one of Michigan's leading attorneys for trusts & estates. Lentz has appeared on the Top 50 Women list for three consecutive years.

Zabriskie, of Bodman's Troy office, is a member of the firm's Banking and Real Estate Practice Groups. She has extensive experience in complex commercial real estate matters including financing, acquisition, sale, construction and development matters. She is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers under Banking and is also recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000 and DBusiness Top Lawyers as one of Michigan's leading banking attorneys. She has also been recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Michigan's Notable Women Lawyers. Zabriskie has appeared on the Top 50 Women list a total of nine times since 2009.

In addition, Bodman is pleased to announce that experienced labor and employment attorney Gary S. Fealk has joined the firm as a member.

Fealk will practice in Bodman's Troy office as a member of the Workplace Law Practice Group. He practices in all areas of labor and employment litigation on behalf of public and private employers.

Fealk has expertise in union/management relations including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and in multi-employer benefit fund collection actions. He has experience defending discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims in state and federal courts and before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also represents employers in cases involving non-competition agreements, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Before joining Bodman, Fealk was a shareholder in a southeast Michigan-based labor and employment boutique law firm where he represented management exclusively in a broad range of labor and employment matters.

Fealk has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2015 under Employment & Labor. He has been selected by his peers as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is a frequent author and presenter to professional and employer groups and served as co-editor of the Michigan Employment Law Letter from 2015 to 2019.

Published: Mon, Sep 16, 2019