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Secrest Wardle Partners named to Superlawyers’ 2014 list of “Top Women Attorneys in Michigan”

Three Secrest Wardle attorneys have been named to SuperLawyers’ 2014 list of “Top Women Attorneys in Michigan”, as published in Hour Detroit magazine.

Kellie C. Joyce, Partner, is a member of Secrest Wardle’s Construction, Motor Vehicle Litigation and Premises Liability Practice Groups. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2006. She received her Bachelor of Arts with dual concentrations in English and Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2003. Ms. Joyce was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and subsequently admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 2006. She is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. Ms. Joyce has been named to the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Michigan Rising Stars lists by Michigan SuperLawyers.

Krystal D. Hermiz, Partner, is a member of Secrest Wardle’s Motor Vehicle Litigation and Premises Liability Practice Groups. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2004 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law in 2008. Mrs. Hermiz was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in November of 2008 and subsequently admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in December of 2008. She is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and Oakland County Bar Association. She is a former President of the Chaldean American Bar Association. Mrs. Hermiz has been named to the 2013 Michigan Rising Stars list by Michigan SuperLawyers.

Renee T. Townsend, Partner, is a member of Secrest Wardle’s Employment, General Negligence, Insurance Coverage, Motor Vehicle Litigation and Premises Liability Practice Groups. Ms. Townsend was admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, in 2010. Ms. Townsend earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2007, with a concentration in Legal Studies. She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2010. She was recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges in 2010 and received several Excellence for the Future Awards from The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). Ms. Townsend has been named to the 2013 Michigan Rising Stars List by Michigan SuperLawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations.

Secrest Wardle is a law firm specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal, and commercial clients with locations across Michigan in Troy, Lansing and Grand Rapids. To learn more about Secrest Wardle and our Superlawyers’ “Top Women Attorneys in Michigan” designees, please visit www.secrestwardle.com or phone (248) 851-9500 or click links for Kellie C. Joyce http://bit.ly/1jCOxmL Krystal D. Hermiz http://bit.ly/1jepgwc Renee T. Townsend http://bit.ly/1dzMfSy