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Southfield Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers® 2024

August 16, 2023
Southfield, Mich. — Six attorneys from Foster Swift’s Southfield office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024. Firm-wide, 34 attorneys were included. Each year’s new edition is launched for the following calendar year.

In addition, two others were listed as “Ones to Watch”. Listed attorneys and their areas of practice are as follows:

2024 Best Lawyers
Dirk H. Beckwith – Construction Law
Michael R. Blum – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Julie I. Fershtman – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
Gilbert M. Frimet – Health Care Law
Paul J. Millenbach – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Brian J. Renaud – Administrative/Regulatory Law

2024 “Ones to Watch”
Stefania Gismondi – Commercial Litigation
Rachel G. Olney – Commercial Litigation

“Ones to Watch” awards are given to attorneys that are early in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. Recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.

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. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For more information, visit