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Sep 2010
September 17, 2010

67 Warner Norcross Attorneys Rated Best Lawyers in America

Sixty-seven Warner Norcross & Judd LLP attorneys have been rated as The Best Lawyers in America® 2011.

Attorneys representing more than 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.
  • Attorneys in each of the six Warner Norcross offices in Michigan were included in the list.
  • Warner Norcross has more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in the areas of employee benefits, environmental law, international trade and finance, mining, trusts and estates, water and nonprofit/charities law than any other firm in Michigan.
  • Nineteen attorneys were listed in more than one practice area.
  • In Grand Rapids, Warner Norcross is the top firm in 19 practice areas, including banking, bankruptcy, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, corporate governance, corporate law, employee benefits, environmental, health care, immigration, international trade, natural resources, real estate, trusts and estates, and securities.
  • Six attorneys are new to the Warner Norcross list this year, including Loren Andrulis, Dennis J. Donohue, Ernest M. Sharpe, Meg Van Meter, Alan T. Rogalski and Lisa B. Zimmer.
  • Two attorneys have been included as Best Lawyers in every edition since the publication began. Eight attorneys have been included for 20 years or more and 16 have been included for 10 years or more.

Warner Norcross attorneys featured on the Best Lawyers list are:

  • Loren Andrulis
  • Jeffrey S. Battershall
  • Richard L. Bouma
  • Jeffrey W. Bracken
  • Kurt M. Brauer
  • James H. Breay
  • Charles E. Burpee
  • John J. Bursch
  • John V. Byl
  • Richard E. Cassard
  • Robert J. Chovanec
  • Melissa N. Collar
  • Sue O. Conway
  • J. A. Cragwall, Jr.
  • Michael G. Cruse
  • Cameron S. DeLong
  • Dennis J. Donohue
  • Douglas A. Dozeman
  • Robert A. Dubault
  • Carl W. Dufendach
  • Candace C. Dugan
  • 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
  • Richard A. Kay
  • Steven C. Kohl
  • Anthony J. Kolenic, Jr.
  • Stephen R. Kretschman
  • Janet P. Knaus
  • Mary Jo Larson
  • Gordon R. Lewis
  • Hugh H. Makens
  • John R. Marquis
  • Rodney D. Martin
  • Charles E. McCallum
  • F. William McKee
  • John H. McKendry, Jr.
  • Molly E. McManus
  • Craig N. Meurlin


  • Susan G. Meyers
  • Jeffrey A. Ott
  • Jeffrey B. Power
  • James J. Rabaut
  • Louis C. Rabaut
  • Richard A. Roane
  • Michael L. Robinson
  • Alan T. Rogalski
  • Vernon P. Saper
  • Ernest M. Sharpe
  • Robert H. Skilton III
  • Eugene E. Smary
  • Jerome M. Smith
  • Paul T. Sorensen
  • Gordon J. Toering
  • W. Michael Van Haren
  • Margaret Van Meter
  • Douglas E. Wagner
  • Stephen C. Waterbury
  • George L. Whitfield
  • Lisa B. Zimmer

About Warner Norcross & Judd

Warner Norcross & Judd is a corporate law firm with 220 attorneys practicing in six offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Muskegon, Southfield and Sterling Heights. The firm has more than 75 practice groups that work in virtually all areas of business and civil law. By providing sound legal advice and alternative billing options, Warner Norcross & Judd forges a better partnership with its clients.

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