Noted Bloomfield Hills attorney earns award

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Bloomfield Hills attorney George Googasian has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, a premier publisher of biographical profiles.

“Mr. Googasian celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field,” according to a prepared statement from Marquis Who’s Who. “As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.”

With more than 55 years of legal experience, Googasian serves as the founding partner at The Googasian Firm in Bloomfield Hills, where he specializes in catastrophic injury cases, consumer class actions, and complex commercial litigation. He began his legal career in the early 1960s and gained valuable expertise as an assistant U.S. Attorney, appointed by then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. After the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he worked in Oakland County as an associate and partner in private practice before forming The Googasian Firm.

Googasian, who holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan, earned his law degree from Northwestern University.

In recognition of his skill and respect as a trial attorney, Googasian has been named Detroit Area Best Lawyers’ “Personal Injury Litigator of the Year.” He also has been elected by his peers as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

As an attorney, Googasian has received many awards from local, state and national organizations for civility and contributions to the profession. These include the “Respected Advocate Award” from the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He received a national honor, the Herbert Harley Award, from the American Judicature Society.

Googasian is a past president of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan, and in 1995 he was the recipient of the Michigan State Bar’s highest honor, the Roberts P. Hudson Award.

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