Duly Noted

Miller Johnson tops “first tier” list for Grand Rapids

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2011-12 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the second edition of this highly-acclaimed analysis. They awarded Miller Johnson with first tier rankings for 33 practice areas—the top of all law firms in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area for the second year. In addition, the firm received 4 first-tier rankings in the Kalamazoo area.

Achieving a top ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise according to the report.

“Firm culture and client relationships set Miller Johnson apart. We believe our success in being recognized with first-tier rankings relates directly to the work we do for our clients. We’ve never strived to be the biggest law firm. Miller Johnson’s standard has always been, simply, to be the best.” Craig Mutch, Managing Member, says. “We are privileged to practice law and appreciate the opportunity to serve our clients and the communities we live in.”

Miller Johnson’s top ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers attests to the firm’s preeminence in the following areas: arbitration; banking and finance; bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization; commercial litigation; construction; education; elder law; employee benefits (ERISA); employment law - individuals; employment law - management; environmental; ethics and professional responsibility; family law; health care; labor law - management; land use and zoning; legal malpractice - defendants; litigation - bankruptcy; litigation - eminent domain and condemnation; litigation - ERISA; litigation - labor and employment; litigation - tax; litigation - trusts and estates; media and first amendment law; mediation; mergers and acquisitions; private funds / hedge funds; product liability litigation - defendant; professional malpractice - defendants and plaintiffs; real estate; tax law; and trusts and estates.

Forty of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 and seven of these were further honored as “Grand Rapids Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas.

The list of rankings and attorneys can be found at: www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms; www.bestlawyers.com; www.millerjohnson.com

“U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings for a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor.