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Warner Norcross partners recognized in Benchmark Litigation

Four partners with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been named among the top litigators in Michigan by Benchmark Litigation.
The law firm was also one of those “highly recommended” by Benchmark Litigation in the areas of general commercial, intellectual property and personal injury litigation. The attorneys recognized are:

• Douglas A. Dozeman, commercial and intellectual property litigation
• Richard A. Kay, commercial litigation
• F. William McKee, personal injury litigation
• William R. Jansen, commercial litigation

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.  Researchers conduct annual face-to-face interviews with clients and law firms in each of the 50 states to secure comprehensive feedback about the legal market and provide a “definitive guide” to America’s leading firms and attorneys.

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Miller Johnson announces leadership positions

Craig A. Mutch, Managing Member, announced the following leadership positions at Miller Johnson. The terms are effective immediately.

- Robert D. Wolford will serve as the new chair and Laurie K. Murphy will serve as new vice chair of the firm’s Business section.

Attorneys in Miller Johnson’s business section provide clients with the legal advice and counseling necessary to further the development and growth of their businesses. They are recognized by third parties for proficiency in more than a dozen areas including bankruptcy, employee benefits, real estate, and tax matters in addition to personal legal services for family law and trusts and estates.

- Peter J. Kok
will continue to serve as chair and John F. Koryto will continue as vice chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor section.
Employment and labor attorneys at Miller Johnson are known for being aggressive but sensitive in resolving employment-related disputes. With more than two dozen attorneys practicing employment and labor law, Miller Johnson has the largest group in West Michigan.

- Craig H. Lubben will continue to serve as chair and Richard E. Hillary II will continue as vice chair of the firm’s Litigation section.

- Sarah K. Willey is the new administrative member in the firm’s Kalamazoo office.

- Jeffrey J. Fraser is the new Diversity Officer and chair of the Diversity Council.