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Nov 2010
November 03, 2010

Six Warner Norcross Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

Six attorneys with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been named Lawyer of the Year in Grand Rapids for their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers in America® 2011.

The attorneys recognized are:

  • James H. Breay, banking and finance law
  • John V. Byl, environmental law
  • Stephen R. Kretschman, tax law
  • Hugh H. Makens, corporate law
  • W. Michael Van Haren, trusts and estates law
  • George L. Whitfield, employee benefits law

Warner Norcross had 67 attorneys in 20+ practice areas selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers, the leading peer-reviewed guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is now also designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile practice areas in large legal communities.

Those recognized as Lawyers of the Year have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers' surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community can be honored as the Lawyer of the Year.

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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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