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Jan 2006
January 06, 2006

Douglas E. Wagner Elected Managing Partner of Warner Norcross

Douglas E. Wagner has been elected as Managing Partner of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

Wagner, who concentrates his practice in litigation, will serve a two-year term as Managing Partner of the Firm, which has more than 180 attorneys practicing in offices in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon. In his new leadership role, Wagner will chair the Firm's Management Committee and guide the strategic direction and growth of Warner Norcross, which is the largest law firm headquartered in West Michigan.

Wagner joined Warner Norcross in 1977 and is the past chair of the Litigation Practice Group. He teaches and lectures widely on trial techniques and advocacy issues for organizations such as the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Emory University School of Law and the Hillman Advocacy Program.

Wagner has also been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Business Litigation.

He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and a past president of the chapter for the Western District of Michigan. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Wagner received his doctor of jurisprudence magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School and holds an undergraduate degree from Albion College.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd:

This year, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP celebrates its 75th anniversary of service to clients in Michigan, across the country and throughout the world. With more than 185 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services. For the third consecutive year, the Firm has a greater percentage of partners listed in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America than any other large law firm in Michigan. 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 and as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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