News & Moves

Updated April 16, 2021

Arrivals & Promotions | Awards & Honors | Leadership | Moves | New Office | Other | Presentations, Publications & Events

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Arrivals & Promotions

Geaneen M. Arends, with Butzel Long, has been elected as a board member and vice president within the firm. More Information

Peter A. Cummings has joined the Grand Rapids office of Bodman PLC. More Information

Lisa S. Gretchko has been appointed to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan. More Information

Jessica P. Orrell has joined the Troy office of Secrest Wardle as an associate. More Information

Jarrod Smith, with the Lansing office of Dykema, has been selected as leader of the firm’s Public Finance Practice Group. More Information

 

Awards & Honors

Bodman PLC has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as its Michigan Litigation Law Firm of the Year for 2021. More Information

Jeffrey A. Hoover, with Howard & Howard, has been recognized as an “M&A All Star Advisor of the Year” by the Association for Corporate Growth Detroit. More Information

Justin G. Klimko, president and CEO, Butzel Long, will receive the Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Lifetime Achievement Award at an event later this year. More Information

Jonathan P. Kok, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd, has been recognized as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Michigan Go to Lawyers for 2021. More Information

Brian A. Kreucher, with Howard & Howard, has been recognized as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Michigan Go to Lawyers for 2021. More Information

Daniel P. Makarski, a senior partner with the Troy office of Secrest Wardle, was recognized with the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section’s Earl J. Cline and Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence. More Information

Rodney D. Martin, with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been recognized by the Grand Rapids Bar Association as one of two 2021 Donald R. Worsfold Distinguished Service Award winners. More Information

Laurel F. McGiffert, Plunkett Cooney’s director of diversity & inclusion, was recognized in the “Hall of Fame” class of 2021 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. More Information

Courtney L. Nichols, with Plunkett Cooney, has been recognized as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Michigan Go to Lawyers for 2021. More Information

Warner Norcross & Judd has been recognized by its clients and by BTI Consulting as a Client Service A-Team member. More Information

Wayne State University Law School has been listed at No. 72 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law School rankings. More information

Kurtis T. Wilder, a shareholder with Butzel Long, has been recognized in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Hall of Fame” class of 2021. More Information

Jay G. Yasso, a senior shareholder with Sommers Schwartz, has been recognized with the Respected Advocate Award for 2021 by the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. More Information

 

Leadership

Thomas A. Kabel, with Butzel Long, has been appointed Corporate/ Real Estate Practice Department chair. More Information

 

New Office

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has a new office located at 2715 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. More Information

 

Other

Wayne State University Law School hosted 15 law schools from around the country in the annual Jaffe Transactional Law Invitational on Friday, March 26. More Information

 

Presentations, Publications & Events

A Wayne State University Law School moot court team placed in the top 16 schools in the nation after virtually competing in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition National Finals April 8-10. More Information

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