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Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among "Best Lawyers in America" 2021, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

August 20, 2020

Twenty-three attorneys from Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021.

Below is the full listing of those recognized on this year’s list and their area(s) of practice. In addition, four Smith Haughey attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for 2021 (practice area(s) noted below): William J. Jack, Jr., E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr., John C. O’Loughlin and John R. Oostema.

Ann Arbor

  • Cheryl L. Chandler
    Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice - Defendants

Grand Rapids

  • Charles F. Behler
    Commercial Litigation
    Construction Law
    Litigation – Construction
  • Carol D. Carlson
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Patrick F. Geary
    Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher R. Genther
    Health Care Law
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mark A. Gilchrist
    Commercial Litigation
    Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Philip A. Grashoff, Jr.
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • William W. Jack, Jr.
    Arbitration – Lawyer of the Year
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Mediation
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Brian J. Kilbane
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John M. Kruis
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr.
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Mediation
    Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants – Lawyer of the Year
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Craig S. Neckers
    Commercial Litigation
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Paul M. Oleniczak
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John C. O'Loughlin
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants – Lawyer of the Year
  • John R. Oostema
    Insurance Law
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Litigation - Insurance
    Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants – Lawyer of the Year
  • Mary R. Pigorsh
    Collaborative Law: Family Law
    Family Law
    Family Law Mediation
  • Nicholas A. Reister
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    Trusts and Estates
  • Jason R. Sebolt
    Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Thomas J. Vitale
    Commercial Litigation
  • Michael D. Wiese
    Insurance Law
  • Matthew L. Wikander
    Commercial Litigation
    Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Holland, MI

  • John R. Marquis
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Health Care Law
    Tax Law
  • Jaron Nyhof
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Real Estate Law


 

The following three Smith Haughey attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch. This award recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Holland, MI

  • Michael E. Doversberger
    Corporate Law
  • Patricia H. Jander
    Corporate Law
  • Matthew J. Wiebe
    Corporate Law

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). All included lawyers must first be nominated by their peers, and then voted for by a certain number of listed lawyers who take part in the survey.