Nemeth Law founder named Top Lawyer for 2019 by DBusiness magazine

Detroit-–-November 1, 2018 – Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm, Nemeth Law, P.C., has been selected by her peers for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2019. The list, which is included in the November/December 2018 print issue of DBusiness, was based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers who cast thousands of votes to honor excellence in 50+ practice areas, including Arbitration and Labor and Employment law, where Nemeth was named.

In addition to being an attorney, 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. She founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. In April 2016, she received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law at its annual Treasure of Detroit celebration, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. She is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

In addition to being included on the DBusiness Top Lawyers list in 2019 and 2018, Nemeth has received multiple Best Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Michigan Super Lawyers honors throughout the years.

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.

DBusiness names Plunkett Cooney attorneys among Top Lawyers

Based on a peer-review survey open to all metro Detroit lawyers, DBusiness magazine recently named 11 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2017 list of “Top Lawyers.”

The DBusiness Top Lawyers list is based on thousands of votes that were cast to honor attorneys for excellence in 48 practice areas. There is no commercial relationship to the listings, and no payment is required to be listed and listings cannot be purchased.

Below is a list of Plunkett Cooney’s attorney who received the 2017 DBusiness Top Lawyer designation:
• D. Jennifer Andreou (Partner, Detroit) – Medical Malpractice Law
• Douglas C. Bernstein (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, Banking and Financial Service Law
• Charles W. Browning (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Insurance Law
• Jeffrey C. Gerish (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law
• James R. Geroux (Of Counsel, Detroit) – Workers’ Compensation Law
• Robert G. Kamenec (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law
• Mary Massaron (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law
• Megan P. McKnight (Senior Attorney, Bloomfield Hills) – Information Management & Discovery Law
• Saulius K. Mikalonis (Senior Attorney, Bloomfield Hills) – Environmental Law
• Stanley A. Prokop (Of Counsel, Detroit) – Insurance Law
• Mary Catherine Rentz (Partner, Detroit) – Insurance Law

DBusiness is the region’s only independently published, general-interest business magazine. It provides timely, local business intelligence and insights to over 150,000 readers, including business owners and decision-makers throughout metro Detroit.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Plunkett Cooney also has numerous honors as one of metro Detroit’s great places to work.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2017 DBusiness “Top Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione shareholder named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine

James Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named a 2017 Top Lawyer by the Detroit business publication, DBusiness Magazine. The Top Lawyer list appears in the publication’s Nov./Dec. 2016 issue.

For the 2017 Top Lawyer peer review survey, DBusiness polled 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Each attorney was asked to nominate lawyers among 48 legal specialties. Cleland was noted in the category of trade secrets.

Cleland closely followed the progress of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which became law in April 2016. At that time, he looked at the impact of the act on Michigan businesses. At Brinks, his practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition litigation in a broad range of technologies including the chemical, automotive, materials science, mechanical, electrical and medical device arts, as well as in client counseling, opinion and licensing work in those same areas.

Cleland’s litigation experience includes trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings, summary judgment proceedings and all aspects of fact and expert witness discovery, spanning federal courts across the country. He also focuses on post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a forum that is quickly becoming the busiest patent court in the country. He is a member of the Legal Task Force of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).

Cleland holds a J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

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

For more information visit:  www.brinksgilson.com.

Plunkett Cooney Attorneys Listed Among DBusiness Top Lawyers

DBusiness magazine recently named 11 attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the DBusiness Top Lawyers 2016Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2016 list of “Top Lawyers.”

The DBusiness Top Lawyers list is based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers. Thousands of votes were cast honoring attorneys for excellence in 50 practice areas. There is no commercial relationship to the listings. No payment is required to be listed and listings cannot be purchased.

Below is a list of Plunkett Cooney’s attorney who have received the 2016 DBusiness Top Lawyer designation:

D. Jennifer Andreou (Partner, Detroit) – Medical Malpractice Law

Michael P. Ashcraft Jr. (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Professional Malpractice Law

Douglas C. Bernstein (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, Banking and Financial Service Law

Charles W. Browning (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Insurance Law

James R. Geroux (Partner, Detroit) – Workers’ Compensation Law

Mary Massaron (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Appellate Law

Megan P. McKnight (Associate, Bloomfield Hills) – Information Management & Discovery Law

Saulius K. Mikalonis (Senior Attorney, Bloomfield Hills) – Environmental Law

Kenneth C. Newa (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Insurance Law

Stanley A. Prokop (Partner, Detroit) – Insurance Law

Anthony J. Rusciano (Partner, Bloomfield Hills) – Health Care Law

DBusiness is the region’s only independently published, general-interest business magazine. It provides timely, local business intelligence and insights to over 150,000 readers, including business owners and decision-makers throughout metro Detroit.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Plunkett Cooney also has numerous honors as one of metro Detroit’s great places to work.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2016 DBusiness “Top Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

 

Nemeth Law attorneys named to DBusiness Top Lawyers List

Detroit, Mich. —Sept. 22, 2015 — Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announces that Patricia Nemeth and Anne Widlak have been selected by a vote of their peers to be included in DBusiness Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers, which will be published in the Nov./Dec. issue.

DBusiness’ Top Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in 50 practice areas, including Nemeth Law’s niche area of labor and employment.

Patricia 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 and Widlak, a partner in the firm, were also among five Nemeth Law attorneys named Michigan Super Lawyers earlier this month. Additionally, Nemeth was named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2016 list in August.

“Nemeth Law is honored to add the DBusiness Top Lawyers award to our recent commendations,” Nemeth said.

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.

Shareholders from Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Ann Arbor office named Top Lawyers for 2014 by DBusiness magazine

ANN ARBOR – Nov. 19, 2013 – Steven L. Oberholtzer and Eric J. Sosenko, shareholders in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., were selected by their peers for inclusion in DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2014. Both were included in the category Intellectual Property and Patent Law.

Oberholtzer is the managing partner of the Ann Arbor office and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. His practice focuses on patent and trademark counseling, corporate intellectual property policy development and administration, technology licensing, joint development and joint venture relationship agreements. He also has experience in United States Patent and Trademark Office administrative proceedings including interferences, re-examinations, re-issues, trademark oppositions and patent application preparation and prosecution.

Oberholtzer has extensive experience with the intellectual property legal issues of the automotive industry. He has a lifelong interest in the industry and products, and was previously employed as a senior project engineer with a domestic OEM manufacturer and as in-house patent counsel for a Tier 1 supplier. In private practice, Oberholtzer has acted as primary outside counsel for a number of Tier 1 and lower tier supplier engagements that include worldwide responsibility for all intellectual property issues and management of teams of attorneys handling all facets of these matters.

Oberholtzer also serves on the Brinks Board of Directors and is the principal author of a primer on intellectual property entitled, The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law.

In August 2013, Oberholtzer was named the 2014 Ann Arbor Patent Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers™. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kettering University, formerly known as the General Motors Institute, and received his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.

Eric Sosenko’s practice focuses on the procurement, enforcement and licensing of patents and trademarks in all industrial fields, including the mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical and material arts. He counsels on the strategic implementation and management of domestic and international intellectual property portfolios for various multinational clients and deals with a wide range of intellectual property issues.

In addition to his U.S. practice, Mr. Sosenko has an extensive international practice with significant experience in international protection, both directly with all major foreign intellectual property offices and under various multinational treaties, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and has presented at seminars in both China and Japan.

Sosenko received his J.D. and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and serves on the patent law, patent cooperation treaty issues and international education committees, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Sosenko is also a past Secretary for the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and serves as the chairperson of Brinks’ Patent Reform Task Force.

About Top Lawyers®
For the 2014 Top Lawyers Peer Review Survey, DBusiness polled 18,200 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties. Each attorney was asked to nominate lawyers among 47 legal specialties. To learn more about Top Lawyers, visit the DBusiness Magazine website.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.