Vincent to join Detroit Regional Chamber’s board of directors

Thomas P. Vincent, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Plunkett Cooney, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s board of directors.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Vincent, whose one-year term is set to begin on July 1. “Plunkett Cooney is a long-standing member of the Chamber, and in this leadership role, it will be my privilege to help continue the Chamber’s legacy of economic growth and prosperity for the city of Detroit and its diverse business community.”

The Detroit Regional Chamber, which has served the city’s business community for more than 100 years, is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. It is led by a board of directors dedicated to moving the economic needle and propelling Michigan forward. With members in an 11-county southeast Michigan region, the chamber’s mission includes creating a business-friendly climate and value for its members, leading a robust economic development strategy, and convening Michigan’s most influential audience at its annual Mackinac Policy Conference.

A former senior trial attorney with the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, Vincent has served as President and CEO of Plunkett Cooney since 2017. In this role, he dedicates a significant amount of his time to managing the firm’s 150 attorneys and 300 employees in 10 offices across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. He also focuses on achieving the firm’s mission of providing world class service to clients, recruiting and retaining high-quality attorneys and staff, and giving back to the communities in which firm members live and work.

Vincent is also one of the firm’s most accomplished trial attorneys with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to financial institutions, as well as insurance providers. His litigation expertise includes commercial liability, complex disputes, class actions and employment liability.

Vincent joined Plunkett Cooney, which is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, in 1985 and became a shareholder four years later. In 1999, he was elected to serve as a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Board of Directors, a position he was re-elected to six times before he was elected President and CEO of the firm.

A native Detroiter and the eighth of 12 children, Vincent was educated from elementary through law school in the city. He received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law (currently Michigan State University College of Law) in 1981. Licensed to practice in Michigan’s state and federal courts, Vincent’s professional affiliations include the Oakland County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice.

Vincent has received numerous honors, including selection by DBusiness magazine as a Top Lawyer, inclusion on the list of Best Lawyers In America®, the Michigan Super Lawyer designation and Corp! magazine’s Most Valuable Professional honor, as well as a rating of AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, a leading peer review rating service in the legal industry.

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, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

For more information about the election of Thomas P. Vincent as a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s board of directors, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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Thomas Vincent elected Plunkett Cooney’s new President & CEO

The shareholders of Plunkett Cooney – one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms – have elected their colleague, attorney Thomas P. Vincent, as the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.

An accomplished trial attorney and former Oakland County Prosecutor, Vincent works in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He succeeds Dennis G. Cowan who returns to the full-time practice of law at Plunkett Cooney and will continue to lead the firm’s Government Affairs Practice Group.

“This is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to the challenge,” said Vincent, who was elected by acclamation to a three-year term, effective Sept. 1. “Plunkett Cooney is an outstanding law firm, and it’s my privilege to help build on our more than a century of service to our clients and community.”

Vincent is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation and Labor & Employment Law practice groups. With over 100 cases tried to jury verdict, he is one of the firm’s most experienced trial attorneys with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to financial institutions and their insurance providers. His areas of expertise include commercial litigation, employment litigation, professional liability and general liability.

Prior to joining Plunkett Cooney, Vincent served as Chief Trial Attorney in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office. He then joined the firm in 1985 and became a shareholder four years later. In 1999, he was elected to serve as a trustee of Plunkett Cooney’s board of directors, a position to which he was re-elected six more times.

In addition to his legal practice, Vincent finds time to give back to several religious and community organizations, including Gesu Parish in Detroit, St. Fabian Catholic Church in Farmington Hills, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Angela Hospice and Mercy High School.

Licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Michigan, Vincent received his law degree in 1981 from Michigan State University College of Law. His professional affiliations include the Oakland County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Vincent, who received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in 1977, has received several honors, including selection by DBusiness magazine as a Top Lawyer in the areas of business litigation, employment law and general litigation. Martindale-Hubbell, a leading peer review rating service in the legal industry, has honored Vincent with its highest rating of AV-Preeminent. He has also received recognition by Best Lawyers in America and Leading Lawyers for his expertise in the areas of commercial litigation, as well as by Michigan Super Lawyers for his work in the area professional liability.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs nearly 300 employees, including approximately 140 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, as well as 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. Fortune magazine has also named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about the election of Thomas P. Vincent as Plunkett Cooney’s new President & CEO, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.