Thirty Howard & Howard Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars 2018

Thirty Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2018 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2018 are as follows:

  • Mark A. Davis – President & CEO, Real Estate
  • Joseph J. DeVito, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mary C. Dirkes, Business Litigation
  • Lisa S. Gretchko, Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Andrew (Jake) Grove, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Sam J. Haidle, Intellectual Property
  • David M. LaPrairie, Intellectual Property
  • Miles T. Macik, Business Litigation
  • Patrick M. McCarthy, Business Litigation
  • Gerald E. McGlynn, III, Intellectual Property
  • Richard M. Miettinen, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mark W. Peyser, Business Litigation
  • Brad A. Rayle, Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Jeffrey A. Sadowski, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Thomas H. Walters, Business Litigation
  • Timothy M. Wittebort, Business/Corporate

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Rising Stars 2018 are as follows:

  • Michael M. Bell, Banking
  • Brandon J. Booth, Business/Corporate
  • Alex G. Cavanaugh, Business Litigation
  • Nicholas T. Chapie, Business/Corporate
  • Stephen P. Dunn, Business Litigation
  • Paul T. Engel, Intellectual Property
  • Sam A. Fares, Intellectual Property
  • Michael O. Fawaz, Business Litigation
  • Jeffrey A. Hoover, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Andre O. Perrotta, Health Care
  • Mark C. Vanneste, Business Litigation
  • Brandon J. Wilson, Business Litigation
  • Jacob P. Woolbright, Intellectual Property
  • Evonne Xu, International

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.

Berry Moorman Attorneys Selected as 2018 Super Lawyers

The following Berry Moorman attorneys have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list:

Donald F. Carney Jr. – Estate and Trust Litigation

Sheryl A. Laughren – Employment and Labor

John J. Schrot Jr. – Family Law

Harvey B. Wallace II – Estate Planning and Probate

Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Every year Super Lawyers selects up to only 5% of attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas to comprise this list.

Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Every year Super Lawyers selects up to only 5% of attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas to comprise this list.


About Berry Moorman

Since 1926, Berry Moorman P.C. has proudly served as trusted advisors to businesses, business owners, individuals, and families who rely on the firm for sage advice and practical solutions.  One of Michigan’s oldest law firms with offices in Detroit, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor, its practice includes business and corporate law, estate and succession planning, family law, labor and employment, litigation, non-profit law, real estate, tax, and international law.

Detroit

535 Griswold, Suite 1900

Detroit, Michigan 48226

Telephone: (313) 496-1200

Birmingham

255 E. Brown Street, Suite 320

Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Telephone: (248) 645-9680

Ann Arbor

3135 S. State Street, Suite 103

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Telephone: (734) 668-4031

Nemeth Law partners named to 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers

Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., announces three firm partners have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers’ list.

Founding partner Patricia Nemeth was listed in the area of employment litigation defense and was again included among the Top 25 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth is an arbitrator and a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Her areas of legal expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits.

Joining Patricia Nemeth on the Super Lawyers List again this year is Nemeth Law partner Anne Widlak, who was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment and labor, and partner Susan D. Koval, who was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment litigation defense.

“Nemeth Law is honored to have our attorneys included for multiple years on the Michigan Super Lawyers’ list. We thank our peers for their acknowledgement of our specialized skills in management-side labor and employment matters,” said Nemeth.


About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Established in 1992, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

 

Nemeth Law founder named to DBusiness Top Lawyers List

Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announced that Patricia Nemeth has been selected by a vote of her peers for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s 2018 list of Top Lawyers, which will be published in the November/December 2017 issue. DBusiness’ Top Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in more than 50 practice areas. Nemeth was named in the category of mediation.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes. Earlier this month, Nemeth was named among the Top 25 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Additionally, Nemeth was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018, her sixth year on the list.

“Nemeth Law is honored to be represented on DBusiness’ Top Lawyers list. We thank our peers for their support and acknowledgement of my specialized skills as a certified mediator, which brings value to our clients who are seeking an alternative to litigation or who opt to mediate negotiated settlements to avoid litigation or after litigation has been initiated,” Nemeth said.


About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Celebrating 25 years in 2017, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

101 Dykema Attorneys Named to MI Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 70 of its attorneys from the firm’s nine Michigan and Texas offices—and from multiple practice areas—were named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 20 of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2017 Michigan Rising Stars list. In March of this year, 11 of the Firm’s attorneys were also included on the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list.
Of those recognized in Michigan and Texas, seven of the firm’s practitioners were also included on Super Lawyers “Top Lists.” These honorees, and the Top List(s) they have been included on, are:
• Robert A. Boonin – Top 100: 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers
• Alan M. Greene – Top 100: 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers
• Christopher D. Kratovil – Top 100: 2017 Texas Super Lawyers; Top 100: 2017 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
• Brian M. Moore – Top 50: 2017 Michigan Business Super Lawyers; Top 100: 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers
• Arlene Switzer Steinfield – Top 50: 2017 Women Texas Super Lawyers
• Jill M. Wheaton – Top 25: 2017 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers; Top 50: 2017 Women Michigan Super Lawyers
• Deborah D. Williamson – Top 50: 2017 Women Texas Super Lawyers; Top 50: 2017 Central/West Texas Super Lawyers
The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.
The Dykema attorneys named on the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list, identified by office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:
Ann Arbor
• Maria B. Abrahamsen – Health Care
• Marie R. Deveney – Estate Planning & Probate; Tax: Consumer
• Kathrin E. Kudner – Health Care; Food and Drugs; Business/Corporate
• Ronald J. Santo – Employment & Labor
• Robert P. Tiplady – Estate Planning & Probate
• Jill M. Wheaton – Appellate; Civil Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Bloomfield Hills
• Brendan J. Cahill – Business/Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance
• Michael G. Cumming – Estate Planning & Probate; Tax: Consumer
• Stephen R. Estey – Land Use/Zoning; Eminent Domain; General Litigation
• James P. Feeney – Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Civil Litigation: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts
• Adam M. Fishkind – Real Estate: Business
• Alan M. Greene – Land Use/Zoning; Eminent Domain; Construction Litigation
• Dennis M. Haffey – Business Litigation; Professional Liability: Defense; Securities Litigation
• Kyle R. Hauberg – Real Estate: Business
• Margaret Adams Hunter – Employee Benefits
• Howard B. Iwrey – Antitrust Litigation; Franchise/Dealership; Securities Litigation
• Joanne R. Lax – Health Care; Family Law
• Mark G. Malven – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate
• Bonnie Mayfield – Employment Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
• D. Richard McDonald – Securities & Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions
• Brian M. Moore – Business Litigation; General Litigation; Real Estate: Business
• Paul L. Nystrom – Business Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense; Land Use/Zoning
• Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions
• Sheryl L. Toby – Business/Corporate; Bankruptcy: Business; Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
• Stephen L. Tupper – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions
Detroit
• J. Michael Bernard – Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate; Securities & Corporate Finance
• Robert A. Boonin – Employment & Labor; Employment Litigation: Defense; Schools & Education
• Lisa A. Brown – General Litigation; Business Litigation
• Michael P. Cooney – Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Business Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts
• Samuel C. Damren – Business Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Closely Held Business
• Sherrie L. Farrell – Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Bankruptcy: Business
• Grant P. Gilezan – Environmental; Energy & Natural Resources; Environmental Litigation
• Steven E. Grob – Tax: Business; Estate Planning & Probate
• James F. Hermon – Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor
• Kathryn J. Humphrey – Aviation and Aerospace; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; General Litigation
• Mark D. Jacobs – Environmental; Utilities; Administrative Law
• Peter M. Kellett – Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense ; Business Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense
• Joel D. Kellman – Real Estate: Business; Banking; Nonprofit Organizations
• Jin-Kyu Koh – Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate; Healthcare
• Cameron H. Piggott – Real Estate: Business
• Thomas M. Schehr – Business Litigation
Grand Rapids
• James S. Brady – Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation: Defense
• Brian J. Page – Real Estate: Business; Business/Corporate; Banking
Lansing
• Ann D. Fillingham – Government Finance; Business/Corporate
• Lori McAllister – Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Securities Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts; Administrative Law

The Dykema attorneys named on the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list, identified by office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:
Austin
• Keith A. Shuley – Environmental; Construction Litigation: Business; Transportation/Maritime
• Phillip M. Slinkard – Business/Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance
Dallas
• Thomas B. Alleman – Insurance Coverage; General Litigation; Environmental Litigation
• Mark E. Andrews – Bankruptcy: Business; Business Litigation
• William Frank Carroll – Business Litigation; Appellate; Antitrust Litigation
• Lea F. Courington – Health Care; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Business Litigation; Antitrust Litigation
• Bob H. Feroze – Real Estate: Business
• Jeffrey R. Fine – Bankruptcy: Business; Business/Corporate; Business Litigation
• William B. Finkelstein – Bankruptcy: Business; Business/Corporate; Business Litigation
• Victor C. Johnson – Intellectual Property Litigation; Intellectual Property; Civil Litigation: Defense; Business Litigation
• Christopher D. Kratovil – Appellate; Business Litigation; General Litigation
• Arlene Switzer Steinfield – Employment & Labor: Employer; Employment Litigation: Civil Litigation: Defense; Alternative Dispute Resolution
San Antonio
• Diann M. Bartek – Creditor Debtor Rights: Business; Civil Litigation: Defense; Bankruptcy: Business
• Kerry T. Benedict – Real Estate: Business
• Ramon D. Bissmeyer – Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor; Employee Benefits
• C. David Kinder – Business Litigation
• Donna K. McElroy – Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor: Employer
• Thomas E. Sanders – Business Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense; Insurance Coverage
• Brett W. Schouest – Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Construction Litigation: Business
• Phylis J. Speedlin – Alternative Dispute Resolution
• John B. Stewart – Real Estate: Business; Banking
• James M. (Marty) Truss – Business Litigation; Energy & Natural Resources
• David B. West – Business Litigation; Estate Planning & Probate; Banking
• Deborah D. Williamson – Bankruptcy: Business
• Harry W. Wolff, Jr. – Estate Planning & Probate; Real Estate
Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.
The Dykema attorneys named on the 2017 Michigan Rising Stars list, identified by office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:
Ann Arbor
• Anthony Frasca – Tax: Consumer; Estate Planning & Probate; Nonprofit Organizations
• David M. George – Class Action/Mass Torts; E-Discovery; Consumer Law; General Litigation; Antitrust Litigation
• Noah S. Hurwitz – Business Litigation; Employment & Labor; Civil Litigation: Defense
• Cody D. Rockey – Antitrust Litigation
Bloomfield Hills
• Michael J. Blalock – Business Litigation; Civil Litigation: Defense
• Jong-Ju Chang – Business Litigation
• Courtney F. Kissel – Government Relations; Appellate; Constitutional Law
• William C. Lentine – Tax: Business; Estate Planning & Probate; Mergers & Acquisitions
• Christyn M. Scott – Civil Litigation: Defense; Real Estate: Business; Appellate; Family Law
• Matthew D. Shell – Tax: Business; Business/Corporate; Estate Planning & Probate; Nonprofit Organizations; Securities & Corporate Finance; State, Local & Municipal
• Thomas H. Trapnell – Business Litigation; Franchise/Dealership; Consumer Law
• Michael R. Vogt – Real Estate: Business
• Jeanne M. Whalen – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Health Care
Detroit
• Jennifer Boueri Chilson – Business Litigation
• Janet L. Conigliaro – Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense; Business Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense
• Robert Hugh Ellis – Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Closely Held Business
• Nasseem S. Ramin – Business Litigation
• Boyd White, III – Class Action/Mass Torts; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Business Litigation
Grand Rapids
• Elisa J. Lintemuth – Employment Litigation: Defense; Business Litigation; Employment & Labor
• Dawn N. Williams – Consumer Law
The Dykema attorneys named on the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list release in March of this year, identified by office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:
Austin
• Jesse Tyner Moore – Banking; Consumer Law; Bankruptcy: Business
• Travis E. Plummer – General Litigation; Business Litigation; Construction Litigation: Business; Civil Litigation: Defense; Insurance Coverage; Health Care
• Kristina M. Williams – Appellate; Business Litigation
Dallas
• Alison R. Ashmore – Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense
• Gemma R. Galeoto – Business Litigation
• Zachary Q. Hoard – Business Litigation; Health Care
• Aaron M. Kaufman – Bankruptcy: Business
• Virgil Ochoa – International; Bankruptcy: Business
• R. Craig Woods – Business Litigation; General Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Health Care; Business/Corporate
San Antonio
• Rodrigo Figueroa – Real Estate: Business; State, Local & Municipal; Utilities
• Nicholas J. Monaghan – Business/Corporate
About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.


About Dykema
Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 13 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. To learn more, visit www.dykema.com and follow Dykema on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Dykema.

 

Six Dickinson Wright Attorneys are Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers 2016 Top Lists

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers 2016 Top Lists. The attorneys honored this year include:

Henry M. Grix – Estate & Probate, is ranked among the Top 50 Consumer Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Timothy H. Howlett – Employment & Labor, is ranked among the Top 50 Business Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Kathleen A. Lang – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 25 Women Business Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan.

Thomas C. McNeill – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Edward H. Pappas – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 10 Lawyers in Michigan, the Top 50 Business Lawyers in Michigan, and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Daniel D. Quick – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 50 Business Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

The Top Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as well as the highest point totals in Michigan Super Lawyers nominations, research and blue ribbon review process.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 425 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys again named Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

John A. Lingl and Josh E. Ney, Ph.D., attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been named Michigan Rising Stars 2016 by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

John Lingl, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the fourth consecutive year, is a shareholder at Brinks and focuses his intellectual property law practice on patent, copyright and trademark litigation and prosecuting both foreign and domestic patent applications in numerous technological areas, including semiconductors, electrical systems, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, packet switching and routing, network traffic optimization, Internet search technologies, advertising and behavioral targeting technologies, optical systems, terahertz radiation systems, x-ray systems, automotive interior systems and automotive powertrain systems.

Lingl is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. He holds a J.D. from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Kettering University.

Josh Ney, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the second consecutive year, is an associate at Brinks and focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. His litigation experience includes both U.S. District Court litigation and Inter Partes Review proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ney has represented pharmaceutical clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters related to new chemical entities, second medical uses, pharmaceutical formulations, synthetic processes, and pharmaceutical polymorphs. His experience covers a range of therapeutic applications, including central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, lower urinary tract disorders, Huntington’s Disease, antibiotic therapy and pain management. In addition to his pharmaceutical practice, Ney has litigated and prosecuted patents related to chemical products and processes. He also has experience providing clearance analyses for clients’ new products and IP due diligence for clients involved in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions.

Ney received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Ney received prestigious fellowships from Pfizer and from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry while pursuing his Ph.D. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world rely on Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks attorneys provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.

Nemeth Law attorneys named to 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers

Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announces three firm partners have been named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list.

Founding partner Patricia Nemeth was listed in the area of employment litigation defense and was again included among Michigan’s Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

In addition to Patricia Nemeth, Nemeth Law partner Anne Widlak was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment and labor and partner Susan D. Koval was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employee litigation defense.

“Nemeth Law is honored to have our attorneys included on the Michigan Super Lawyers’ list and we acknowledge our peers for their support of our specialized skills in management-side labor and employment matters,” said Nemeth.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys again named Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

John A. Lingl and Josh E. Ney, Ph.D., attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been named Michigan Rising Stars 2016 by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

John Lingl, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the fourth consecutive year, is a shareholder at Brinks and focuses his intellectual property law practice on patent, copyright and trademark litigation and prosecuting both foreign and domestic patent applications in numerous technological areas, including semiconductors, electrical systems, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, packet switching and routing, network traffic optimization, Internet search technologies, advertising and behavioral targeting technologies, optical systems, terahertz radiation systems, x-ray systems, automotive interior systems and automotive powertrain systems.

Lingl is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. He holds a J.D. from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Kettering University.

Josh Ney, named a Michigan Rising Star in intellectual property for the second consecutive year, is an associate at Brinks and focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. His litigation experience includes both U.S. District Court litigation and Inter Partes Review proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ney has represented pharmaceutical clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters related to new chemical entities, second medical uses, pharmaceutical formulations, synthetic processes, and pharmaceutical polymorphs. His experience covers a range of therapeutic applications, including central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, lower urinary tract disorders, Huntington’s Disease, antibiotic therapy and pain management. In addition to his pharmaceutical practice, Ney has litigated and prosecuted patents related to chemical products and processes. He also has experience providing clearance analyses for clients’ new products and IP due diligence for clients involved in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions.

Ney received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Ney received prestigious fellowships from Pfizer and from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry while pursuing his Ph.D. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world rely on Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks attorneys provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.

74 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers, 36 Named Rising Stars

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 74 of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers. 36 Dickinson Wright attorneys have been named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, while only two and a half percent are named Rising Stars.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
John M. Dempsey, Utilities
Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy: Business
Mark V. Heusel, Business Litigation
James L. Hughes, Business/Corporate
John K. Lawrence, Banking
James A. Samborn, Construction/Surety
Jordan S. Schreier, Employee Benefits
Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking

Detroit, MI
Michelle L. Alamo, Business Litigation
Dennis W. Archer, Business Litigation
Allison R. Bach, Creditor Debtor Rights
Richard M. Bolton, Mergers & Acquisitions
William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy: Business
Lawrence G. Campbell, ADR
James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate
Bernadette M. Dennehy, Business/Corporate
David R. Deromedi, Employment & Labor
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate
Mark R. High, Business/Corporate
K. Scott Hamilton, Business Litigation
Edgar C. Howbert, Bankruptcy: Business
Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy: Business
Timothy H. Howlett, Employment & Labor
W. Anthony Jenkins, Real Estate
Kathleen A. Lang, Business Litigation
Thomas G. McNeill, Business Litigation
Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental
Francis R. Ortiz, Appellate
James B. Perry, Employment & Labor
James A. Plemmons, Creditor Debtor Rights
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking
James P. Spica, Estate & Probate
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Bankruptcy: Business
Kathryn S. Wood, Employment & Labor
L. Pahl Zinn, Business Litigation

Grand Rapids, MI
John G. Cameron, Jr., Real Estate
Geoffrey A. Fields, Business Litigation
Daniel F. Gosch, Bankruptcy: Business
Leslee M. Lewis, Real Estate
Timothy A. Stoepker, Land Use/Zoning
Richard A. Wendt, Government Finance

Lansing, MI
James W. Bliss, Government Finance
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative Law
Joseph A. Fink, Civil Litigation: Defense
David J. Houston, Employment & Labor
James E. Lozier, Civil Litigation: Defense
Peter S. Sheldon, Employee Benefits
Kester K. So, Government Finance
Robert W. Stocker, II, Gaming
Jeffery V. Stuckey, Appellate

Troy, MI
Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental
Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate
J. Benjamin Dolan, Business Litigation
Terence M. Donnelly, Government Finance
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits
Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits
Henry M. Grix, Estate & Probate
Hanley M. Gurwin, Family Law
Craig W. Hammond, Government Finance
Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Robert S. Krause, Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate
Christopher C. Maeso, Business/Corporate
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits
Gregory W. Moore, Health Care
John H. Norris, Energy & Resources
Edward H. Pappas, Business Litigation
Richard W. Paul, Business Litigation
Daniel D. Quick, Business Litigation
Peter H. Webster, Eminent Domain
J. Bryan Williams, Business/Corporate
Mark E. Wilson, Health Care
Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Rising Stars list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Aimee V. Gibbs, Schools & Education
Suzanne K. Sukkar, Immigration: Business
Bradley J. Wyatt, Securities & Corporate Finance
Doron Yitzchaki, Antitrust Litigation

Detroit, MI
Farayha Arrine, Civil Litigation: Defense
Eric S. Bergeron, Banking
Lindsay DeMoss, Business Litigation
Frederick Dewey, Business Litigation
Wade Fink, Civil Litigation: Defense
Patrick Green, Business Litigation
Salina M. Hamilton, Business Litigation
Scott A. Petz, Business Litigation
Daniel J. Phillips, Business Litigation
Rachel L. Wolock, Banking

Grand Rapids, MI
Nicholas Curcio, State/Local/Municipal
Christina K. McDonald, Business Litigation
Nicolas M. Morano, Real Estate
John T. Schuring, Business/Corporate

Lansing, MI
Brandon C. Hubbard, Administrative Law
Nolan J. Moody, Administrative Law
Samantha Pattwell, Business Litigation
Ryan Shannon, Business Litigation

Troy, MI
Jeffrey E. Ammons, Employment & Labor
Peter Domas, Health Care
Eric Gregory, Employee Benefits
Rachel Hutton, Business/Corporate
Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate
James A. Martone, IP Litigation
Kelly M. Martorano, Environmental
Christian Ohanian, Business Litigation
Erin M. Pawlowski, IP Litigation
Joan Cripe Skrzyniarz, Estate & Probate
Benjamin M. Sobczak, Entertainment & Sports
Grace K. Trueman, Estate & Probate
Rosanna J. Willis, Health Care
Serene K. Zeni, Health Care

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.