Hakala Joins Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Litigation Practice Group

Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, continued the expansion of its medical litigation practice with the recent addition of attorney Justin J. Hakala.

An associate attorney in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Hakala focuses his practice primarily in the area of medical malpractice liability defense. He represents physicians, health systems and hospitals in healthcare litigation and defends claims of alleged professional liability in cases involving birth trauma, cardiac arrest, nursing home care, missed diagnoses and ophthalmology. He has successfully served as first- and second-chair in numerous jury trials.

In addition to his medical malpractice practice, Hakala defends product liability cases. He has experience with mass tort cases involving defective medical devices and other products. Notably, Hakala is the author of the 2016 book titled: “Product Liability in Michigan,” which draws upon his years of experience as a plaintiff attorney as well as his perspectives for the defense.

Named a Rising Star in medical malpractice by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine since 2013, Hakala received his law degree, cum laude, from the Wayne State University Law School in 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2004.

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

For more information about attorney Justin Hakala joining the firm, please contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

Campbell Joins Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Liability Practice Group

Attorney Joseph A. Campbell recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, as a member of its Medical Liability Practice Group.

A member of the firm’s Detroit office, Campbell focuses his practice primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. He represents physicians, health systems and hospitals in claims of alleged professional liability and commercial litigation.

“Joe will be a tremendous asset to our medical liability group,” said D. Jennifer Andreou who is co-leader of Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Liability Practice Group. “His experience in the courtroom, plus his ability to resolve complex matters makes him a valuable member of our litigation defense team.”

Campbell also provides corporate legal services to his healthcare industry clients in the areas of business transactions, compliance and fraud, HIPAA compliance, licensing issues, among others.

Admitted to practice in Michigan’s state and federal courts, Campbell received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2011 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 2005.

Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Liability Practice Group is comprised of experienced trial attorneys who are dedicated to the rigorous defense of all types of medical malpractice lawsuits. The group’s clients include doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrists, hospitals, medical clinics, mental health facilities and extended care facilities.

In addition to defending medical liability cases, Plunkett Cooney’s attorneys represent their clients before state professional licensing boards to resolve disputes when they arise. They also work with their clients to mitigate risk related to regulatory requirements in the areas of cyber security, HIPAA and numerous other federal laws. Additional healthcare industry services include acquisitions/sales, employment law, estate planning, tax law, real estate and more.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 145 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Joseph A. Campbell joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

Medical Liability attorney Studley joins Plunkett Cooney

Attorney Lauren M. Studley recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, as a member of its Medical Liability Practice Group.

“Lauren’s background perfectly complements our medical liability team,” said D. Jennifer Andreou, Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Liability Practice Group co-leader. “She’s an experienced attorney in the courtroom, and she excels at resolving complex matters on behalf of her clients.”

Studley focuses her practice primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. She also has experience resolving general liability claims, auto negligence matters, trucking/transportation law issues and contract law matters.

Studley’s clients include hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers targeted by medical malpractice actions ranging from obstetrics to gynecology to emergency medicine to complex surgery. She has second-chaired complex medical liability jury trials, and she has won numerous dismissals on motions for summary disposition.

Studley received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2011. While there, she received several awards for her academic achievements and served as the Assistant Comments Editor for Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Studley received her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in 2006.

Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Liability Practice Group is comprised of experienced trial attorneys dedicated to the rigorous defense of all types of medical malpractice lawsuits. Their clients include doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrists, hospitals and their employees, medical clinics, mental health facilities and extended care facilities.

In addition to defending medical liability cases, Plunkett Cooney’s attorneys represent their clients before state professional licensing boards when disputes arise. They also work with their clients to mitigate risk related to the regulatory requirements of HIPAA and other federal laws. The firm’s team approach to client service also allows Plunkett Cooney to provide a range of business and personal services to members of the healthcare industry, including real estate, estate planning, acquisitions/sales, tax law and much more.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms, and it was named by American Lawyer Media’s as a “ go-to” law firm in 2016. The firm has also received several awards naming it among the top workplaces in the legal industry.

For more information about Lauren M. Studley joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.
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