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May 2005
May 13, 2005

Janette M. Olexa Honored as Michigan Legal Professional of the Year by NALS

Janette M. Olexa of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP was recently honored as Michigan Legal Professional of the Year by NALS, the association for legal professionals.

Olexa, who has more than 30 years of experience in the field of law, is an assistant legal secretary in the Grand Rapids office of Warner Norcross. She joined the Firm in 1990.

Olexa began her legal career at Foremost Insurance Corp. Prior to joining Warner Norcross, she was instrumental in opening the Grand Rapids office of a Detroit-based law firm. She is also a former adjunct instructor at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Active in NALS since 1976, Olexa has received Professional Legal Secretary and Certified Professional Paralegal certifications from the organization. In 1982, she was named Grand Rapids Legal Secretary of the Year. She currently serves as vice president and membership chair for NALS of West Michigan.

Olexa holds an associate's degree in business from Davenport University. She resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Tim.

About NALS:

Established in 1929, NALS is the premiere association for legal professionals. NALS offers members of the legal services industry education, certifications and career enhancement opportunities through programs and conferences. More than 4,500 legal professionals belong to NALS.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd:

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services with more than 170 attorneys in four Michigan offices located in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon. For the third consecutive year, Warner Norcross was named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine. More than 40 percent of the Firm's partners are listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a greater percentage than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and as the best law firm in Grand Rapids by a Grand Rapids Magazine reader survey. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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