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Member news items are below, organized by month and year. Online member news archives date back to August 2012. 

December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012


December 2012

62-B District Court has updated their website, click here to see the new site.

Gregory R. Kish Earns Designation as Certified Elder Law Attorney, read more.

Jane C. Hofmeyer Named to Community Media Center's Board of Directors, read more.

Varnum Named a Go-To Law Firm for Torts Litigation, read more.

Three Asssociates Join Rhoades McKee, read more.

Hilger Hammond Receives 2013 Best Lawyers Tier 1 Ranking, read more.

Kristen E. Ray Named to List of "Top 40 Under 40 Litigators," read more.

Mary Jo Larson and Douglas E. Dozeman Recognized as Michigan Super Lawyers, read more.

Sharron M. Cunningham Joins Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge as Director of Marketing & Business Development, read more.


November 2012

Matthew J. Baciak Joins Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, read more.

Price Heneveld Adds its 7th Attorney this year, Thomas A. Hallin, read more.

Charlie Goode Elected to Board of The First Tee of West Michigan, read more.

42 Varnum Attorneys Recognized and Firm Selected as 2013 Top Ranked Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, read more.

Aileen Leipprandt Named in Best Lawyers in America 2013, read more.

Stephen Hilger Named in Best Lawyers in America, 2013, read more.

James R. Brown and Larry J. Gardner selected as Lawyers of the Year, by Best Lawyers, read more.

Lori L. Gibson Joins Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge as Chief Operating Officer, read more.

Warner Norcross Recognized as Go-To Law Firm by American Lawyer Media, read more.

Varnum Announces New Management Structure, read more.

Plunkett Cooney included on Detroit Free Press List of Top Workplaces, read more.

Matthew Nelson Honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, read more.

Six Law Weathers Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Plus Two Rising Stars, read more.

Plunkett Cooney Ranked Tier 1 in U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms edition, read more.

Richard A. Roane Appointed to Co-Chair of New LGBT/Alertnative Family Committee of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, read more.

Hilger Hammond Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, read more.

Hammond Named Up & Coming Michigan Lawyer, read more.

Tom Saxe appointed Chair of Rhoades McKee's Family Law Practice Group, read more.

Miller Canfield Rated Among Nation's Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, read more. 

Warner Norcross & Judd Ranked Top-Tier Law Firm by Best Lawyers, US News & World Report, read more.

Matt Wikander Named an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, read more.

Four Smith Haughey Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year," read more.

Smith Haughey listed as a 2013 top tier law firm in "Best Law Firms," read more.

Miller Johnson Receives Top Ranking for "Best Law Firms' by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, read more.

October 2012

Michigan CASA Awards The Honorable Daniel Zemaitis 2012 Judge of the Year, read more.

Plunkett Cooney Receives Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating for Quality, Service. read more.

Varnum Attorneys Receive “Lawyer of the Year” Recognition from U.S. News - Best Lawyers, read more.

Warner Norcross welcomes 6 New Associates to the firm, read more.

Miller Johnson's Estate Planning Group listed Number One for West Michigan "Top Area Estate Palnning Law Firms," read more.

David J. Gass Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, read. more.

Rockford Attorney Ginny Mikita awarded Lawyer-Gaurdian Ad Litem of the Year Award by the Michigan Foster Care Review Board.

Plunkett Cooney listed among Top Firms Nationally for Female Diversity, read more.

Robert E. L. Wright elected Chair of State Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, read more.

Matthew D. Johnson to Chair Warner Norcross Agriculture Industry Group, read more.

Amy L. VanDyke, of Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones elected to the Spring Lake Township Planning Board.

Connie R. Thacker Joins Miller Johnson Family Law Group, read more.

Wayne Roberts of Dykema Elected Chair of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, read more.

17 Plunkett Cooney attorneys among ‘Best Lawyers in America’ 2013, read more.

Jonathan Siebers of Smith Haughey is the first attorney in Michigan to become a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, read more.

Three Attorneys Join Smith Haughey's Grand Rapids Office: Jeffrey Kemperman, Nicholas Reister and Aubri Sheremet, read more.

David L. Skidmore of Warner Norcross & Judd Elected to State Bar Probate and Estate Planning Council, read more.

Jon Muth of Miller Johnson and Amy J. Glass of Michigan Mediation & Arbitration Services were named Charter Members of the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, read more.

Gaeten Gerville-Reache of Warner Norcorss & Judd co-authors chapter on appeals for Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, read more.

Fifteen Lawyers from Rhoades McKee Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013, read more.

September 2012

59 Varnum Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers 2013, read more.

Conor Dugan and Kyle Konwinski join Varnum, read more.

Eleven Rhoades McKee Attorneys selected by peers for Michigan Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars 2012, read more.

Steve Hilger to speak at Tacoma, Washington BIMForum, read more.

Randall L. Velzen of Velzen Johnsen & Wikander PC and Deborah Bennett Berecz of Deborah L. Berecz PLC, presented a discussion entitled "Have Them at Hello" for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, at the Academy's annual meeting in Chicago. Learn more about the ICAP at

Attorney Jim Saalfeld Appointed Member of the State Bar of Michigan Judicial Qualifications Committee, read more.

Miller Canfield Named an "Awesome Opponent" in National Corporate Counsel Litigation Survey, read more.

Mark Hills of Varnum Certified as Civil Mediator for Michigan, read more.

Bruce A. Courtade of Rhoades McKee Elected 78th President of the State Bar of Michigan, read more.

Attorney/Mediator Robert E. Lee Wright Speaks at Northern Michigan University, read more.

Price Heneveld welcomes Attorney Xiaolei B. Zhang, read more.

Wikander Selected as a "Local Litigation Star", Smith Haughey is "Recommended" by Benchmark Plaintiff, read more.

Brian P. Lennon to Lead Warner Norcross Higher Education Practice, read more.

Roosevelt Thomas Joins Warner Norcross & Judd, read more.

9 Miller Johnson Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Grand Rapids by Best Lawyers, read more.

Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, read more.

13 Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Named Super Lawyers,read more.

109 Miller Canfield Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, read more.

Stacey George and Mark Hanisch Join Law Weathers, more about Stacey, more about Mark.

William H. Franks Joins Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, read more.

Larry Burns of Varnum Appointed to Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Legislative Policy Panel, read more.

Albert Vincent Y. Yu Chang of Warner Norcross & Judd Publishes Book on U.S. Legal Studies for Foreign Lawyers, read more.

24 Miller Johnson Attorneys Named Michigan Super Lawyers, read more.

James L. Scott Named Fellow of Michigan State Bar Foundation, read more.

William Fulkerson Appointed to Rulemaking Process Advisory Rules Committee, read more.

Attorney Hal Ostrow Named "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, read more.

49 Miller Johnson Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, read more.

61 Warner Norcross Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers, read more. 


August 2012

Jeffrey S. Ammon of Miller Johnson Receives Outstanding Business Lawyer Award, read more.

95 Dykema Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers, read more.

21 Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers, read more.

Brian P. Lennon of Warner Norcross & Judd Receives ATF Award, read more.

Charles N. Ash, Jr.  of Warner Norcross & Judd elected to Calvin Alumni Association Board, read more.

20 Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers, read more.

A. Todd Almassian of Keller & Almassian named in Best Lawyers, read more.

Warner Norcross & Judd Partners Co-Author Chapter on E-Discovery for New ICLE Text,  read more.

93 Warner Norcross & Judd Attorneys Rated Best Lawyers in America, read more.

137 Miller Canfield Lawyers Named Best in U.S. and Canada, read more.