Emily S. Rucker, a partner at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has been selected for a Grand Rapids Bar Association 3 in 10 Award.
The 3 in 10 Awards are presented to three attorneys each year who are in the first 10 years of practice and have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, exceptional public service and significant contributions to the legal profession. Rucker will be honored this evening at the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Annual Meeting.
Rucker is a commercial litigator in Warner’s Grand Rapids office whose practice focuses on supply chain and construction disputes. She represents clients in the automotive, manufacturing and construction industries in a variety of disputes involving breach of contract, contract termination, construction lien and defect and delay issues.
Her award nomination read in part: “Emily has a variety of achievements under her belt, including independently handling a breach of contract case that included successfully defending a motion for summary judgement, procuring a favorable settlement in a breach of contract arbitration for a significant manufacturing client and being part of the team that worked on the successful $4.4 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Her public service includes successfully litigating a pro bono prisoner’s rights case for a man who required a soft-foods diet due to severe dental issues and procuring a favorable settlement for a pro bono bankruptcy debtor.”
Rucker also serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She serves on the Turnaround Management Association of West Michigan’s NextGen Committee and the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts board of directors.
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