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Sep 2007
September 21, 2007

45 Warner Norcross Partners Rated Best Lawyers in America

Forty-five Warner Norcross & Judd LLP partners have been rated as The Best Lawyers in America® 2008.

Partners representing nearly 20 different practice areas were selected for the peer-review award, which denotes legal excellence in specific practice areas. Additionally:

  • Warner Norcross has more partners included in Best Lawyers than any law firm in Grand Rapids, Holland or Muskegon.
  • Warner Norcross has more partners listed in Best Lawyers in the areas of employee benefits, trusts and estates and environmental law than any other firm in Michigan.
  • In Grand Rapids, Warner Norcross is the top firm in six practice areas, including corporate law, commercial litigation and bankruptcy
  • Two partners are new to the list this year.
  • Two partners have been included as Best Lawyers in every edition since the publication began. Seven partners have been included for more than 20 years and 18 have been included for 10 years or more.

Warner Norcross partners featured in the Best Lawyers list include:

• Jeffrey S. Battershall
• James H. Breay
• Charles E. Burpee
• John V. Byl
• Richard E. Cassard
• Robert J. Chovanec
• Sue O. Conway
• J. A. Cragwall, Jr.
• Cameron S. DeLong
• Douglas A. Dozeman
• Carl W. Dufendach
• John D. Dunn
• Stephen B. Grow
• William W. Hall
• Kathleen M. Hanenburg

• Shane B. Hansen
• Mark K. Harder
• Timothy Hillegonds
• William K. Holmes
• Timothy L. Horner
• William R. Jansen
• Anthony J. Kolenic, Jr.
• Stephen R. Kretschman
• Gordon R. Lewis
• Hugh H. Makens
• John R. Marquis
• Rodney D. Martin
• Charles E. McCallum
• John H. McKendry, Jr.
• Susan G. Meyers

• Jeffrey B. Power
• Louis C. Rabaut
• Michael L. Robinson
• Vernon P. Saper
• Devin S. Schindler
• Robert H. Skilton III
• Eugene E. Smary
• Jerome M. Smith
• Paul. T. Sorensen
• Gordon J. Toering
• W. Michael VanHaren
• Donald J. Veldman
• Douglas E. Wagner
• Stephen C. Waterbury
• George L. Whitfield


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About Warner Norcross & Judd

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of the leading law firms in Michigan. With more than 190 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Lansing, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is a full-service provider of legal services. Forty-five of our partners are recognized in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of the nation's leading employment law firms by Workforce Management and as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in both West Michigan and Metro Detroit. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

About Best Lawyers in America® 2007

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 16,000 leading attorneys cast more than a half-million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

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