24 August 2021

47 Miller Johnson Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers®

Miller Johnson announced today that forty-seven (47) attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Seven (7) Miller Johnson attorneys are lauded as the Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice area. Six (6) attorneys are recognized on the second annual Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. The Best Lawyers in America® is an annual guide identifying the top attorneys and law firms in the United States.

Here are the Miller Johnson attorneys recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers®:

  • Jeffrey S. Ammon
  • Maxwell N. Barnes
  • Mary V. Bauman
  • Frank E. Berrodin
  • Robert D. Brower
  • James C. Bruinsma
  • David M. Buday
  • Gary A. Chamberlin
  • Tony Comden
  • Karen J. Custer
  • Erik R. Daly
  • Dustin J. Daniels
  • Keith E. Eastland
  • James A. Ens
  • William H. Fallon
  • Jeffrey J. Fraser
  • David J. Gass
  • Richard E. Hillary II
  • Peter J. Kok
  • John F. Koryto
  • Craig H. Lubben
  • Robert A. Lusk
  • Raj A. Malviya
  • Jon G. March
  • Lauretta K. Murphy
  • Jeffrey G. Muth
  • Robert W. O’Brien
  • Daniel P. Perk
  • James R. Peterson
  • Peter H. Peterson
  • John T. Piggins
  • Nathan D. Plantinga
  • Andrew Portinga
  • Mark E. Rizik
  • Stephen R. Ryan
  • Alan C. Schwartz
  • Eric R. Starck
  • Julie A. Sullivan
  • Mary L. Tabin
  • Catherine A. Tracey
  • Matthew L. Vicari
  • Sarah K. Willey
  • Robert D. Wolford

Lawyer of the Year for 2022 was awarded to these seven attorneys:

  • Maxwell N. Barnes for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law – Grand Rapids
  • Frank E. Berrodin for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Grand Rapids
  • David M. Buday for Employment Law – Management – Kalamazoo
  • Lauretta K. Murphy for Trusts and Estates – Grand Rapids
  • Robert W. O’Brien for Litigation – Real Estate – Grand Rapids
  • Nathan D. Plantinga for Employment Law – Management – Grand Rapids
  • Andrew Portinga for Litigation – Insurance – Grand Rapids

 Best Lawyers – Ones To Watch was awarded to attorneys in the first 10 years of practice:

  • Jonathon J. Andersh for Real Estate Law
  • Justin M. Bratt for Health Care Law
  • Ryan P. Duffy for Health Care Law
  • Amy E. Murphy  for Commercial Litigation and – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Stephen J. van Stempvoort for Commercial Litigation
  • Tripp VanderWal for Health Care Law

Miller Johnson attorneys are recognized for practice areas that directly correlate with the work the firm does for clients.  The areas include:

  • Corporate Law as well as specialized areas of Tax Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Employee Benefits Law and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Employment Law – Management and related areas of Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment and Immigration
  • Litigation areas – including Bet-the-Company, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Appellate Practice, Insurance and Trade Secrets
  • Private Client matters such as Trusts and Estates (including litigation)

About Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson is a full-service firm providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals in corporate, employment and labor, litigation, employee benefits, and private client representation from its offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit. Since 1959, Miller Johnson has been Michigan-based and has served clients worldwide.

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