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Twenty-three Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers "Rising Stars”

September 05, 2014

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is pleased to announce the inclusion of twenty-three attorneys in the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars listings. Additionally, Smith Haughey associates Michael D. Shelton and Megan M. VerMerris are among the 2014 Michigan Rising Starslist. 

The following thirteen Smith Haughey attorneys are listed as 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the 
research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Ann Arbor Office

  • Cheryl L. Chandler  Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice 
  • Edward R. Stein  Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

Grand Rapids Office

  • Charles F. Behler  Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • Thomas F. Blackwell  Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • Patrick F. Geary  Super Lawyers category: Insurance Coverage
  • William W. Jack, Jr.  Super Lawyers category: Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr.  Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
  • Craig S. Neckers  Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • John C. O’Loughlin  Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • John R. Oostema  Super Lawyers category: Professional Liability Defense 
  • L. Roland Roegge —  Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • Jonathan J. Siebers — Super Lawyers category: Mergers & Acquistions

Traverse City Office

  • George F. Bearup  Super Lawyers category: Estate Planning & Probate

The following ten Smith Haughey attorneys have been included in the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Grand Rapids Office

  • Michele M. Giordano — Rising Stars category: Family Law
  • Kristen E. Guinn  Rising Stars category: Civil Defense Litigation
  • Stephanie C. Hoffer  Rising Stars category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Nicholas A. Reister  —  Rising Stars category: Estate Planning & Probate
  • Michael D. Shelton —  Rising Stars category: Estate Planning & Probate
  • D. Adam Tountas  Rising Stars category: Business Litigation
  • Megan M. VerMerris  Rising Stars category: Health Care
  • Matthew L. Wikander  Rising Stars category: Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

Traverse City Office

  • Scott D. Harvey  Rising Stars category: Business/Corporate

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