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Howard & Howard Congratulates Our Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2019

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that twenty-nine of our attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world were received. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice area(s) under which they are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 are as follows:

West Allen, Trademark Law

Daniel H. Bliss, Patent Law and Trademark Law

Stephanie S. Buntin, Trademark Law

Seaton J. Curran, Patent Law

Thomas W. Davis II, Commercial Litigation; and Litigation – Construction

Joseph J. DeVito, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law

Trent K. English, Patent Law (Selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law)

Mark J. Gardberg, Real Estate Law

Lisa S. Gretchko, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; and Commercial Litigation

Andrew (Jake) Grove, Litigation – Intellectual Property

Robert W. Hernquist, Commercial Litigation

Kristopher K. Hulliberger, Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law (Selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Patent)

Michael V. Kell, Commercial Litigation

Rodger A. Kershner, Energy Law

Jon D. Kreucher, Utilities Law

Matthew J. Kreutzer, Franchise Law

Henry P. Lee , Trusts and Estates

Michael R. Lied, Labor Law – Management

Miles T. Macik, Commercial Litigation

Patrick M. McCarthy, Commercial Litigation; and Litigation – Intellectual Property

Gerald E. McGlynn, III, Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; and Patent Law

Saleha Mohamedulla, Trademark Law

Gwen Rutar Mullins, Construction Law

Brian J. Pezzillo, Construction Law

Brad A. Rayle, Labor Law – Management

Robert L. Rosenthal, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor and Employment

Leonard W. Sachs, Employment Law – Management

Jeffrey A. Sadowski, Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law

Jay Young, Arbitration


Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax.  Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; cannabis; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.