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Smith Haughey and its Attorneys Voted "Best" by Their Peers

August 11, 2009

Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 11, 2009— The law firm of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge has been selected as #1 in 12 categories as listed in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For each of these categories, Smith Haughey has more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers than any other law firm:

  • #1 in Michigan in legal malpractice law.
  • #1 in Michigan in medical malpractice law.
  • #1 in Michigan in personal injury litigation.
  • #1 in Ann Arbor in medical malpractice law
  • #1 in Grand Rapids in legal malpractice law.
  • #1 in Grand Rapids in medical malpractice law.
  • #1 in Grand Rapids in personal injury litigation.
  • #1 in Traverse City.
  • #1 in Traverse City in commercial litigation.
  • #1 in Traverse City in insurance law.
  • #1 in Traverse City in personal injury litigation.
  • #1 in Traverse City in trusts and estates.

A total of 12 attorneys from all three of Smith Haughey’s offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. They are as follows:

  • George F. Bearup (Traverse City office) – Best Lawyers: trusts and estates.
  • Charles F. Behler (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; construction law.
  • Mark P. Bickel (Traverse City office) – Best Lawyers: bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; personal injury litigation.
  • Albert J. Engel, III (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: medical malpractice law.
  • William W. Jack, Jr. (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: alternative dispute resolution; legal malpractice law; medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation.
  • John M. Kruis (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: medical malpractice law.
  • E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr. (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: personal injury litigation.
  • Todd W. Millar (Traverse City Office) – Best Lawyers: insurance law.
  • John C. O’Loughlin (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: medical malpractice law.
  • John R. Oostema (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: legal malpractice law.
  • L. Roland Roegge (Grand Rapids office) – Best Lawyers: bet-the-company litigation; commercial litigation; legal malpractice law; medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation.
  • Edward R. Stein (Ann Arbor office) – Best Lawyers: medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation.

Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Best Lawyers are selected in an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 16,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers.

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge has been helping our clients overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities since 1941. With offices in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, and more than 85 attorneys and counselors, we offer the most comprehensive legal experience available in the areas of Business and Property, Health, Construction, and Employment Law, Estate Planning, and Litigation. For more information about the firm, call 877-833-SHRR or visit www.shrr.com.