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Super Lawyers Magazine selects Plunkett Cooney attorneys as ‘Rising Stars’

October 5, 2020
In its annual review of the state’s top young attorneys, Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has awarded 11 lawyers from Plunkett Cooney, one of Michigan’s oldest law firms, its “Rising Star” honor.

Published by Thomson Reuters, Michigan Super Lawyers compiles its annual list based upon a patented selection process that involves the creation of a candidate pool, evaluation of candidates by an in-house research department, and a peer evaluation process.

To be considered a Rising Star, candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or licensed to practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys receive the “Rising Star” designation.

Below is a list of Plunkett Cooney attorneys who have received the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star designation:

Bloomfield Hills office members:

Hilary A. Ballentine – Appellate
Abe Barlaskar – Personal Injury: Defense
Ryan P. Bourjaily – Estate & Trust Litigation
Ashley S. Dickey – Personal Injury: Defense
Chase M. Kubica – Personal Injury: Defense
Patrick C. Lannen – Banking
Scott W. Malott – Civil Litigation: Defense
Courtney L. Nichols – Employment & Labor
Nicole C. Ruggirello – Insurance Coverage (New to the list)
Detroit office member:

Kimberly K. Seibert – Civil Litigation: Defense
Lansing office member:

Alannah M. Buford-Kamerman – Personal Injury: Defense
Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information regarding Plunkett Cooney’s 2020 Michigan “Rising Stars,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008;

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