Attorneys Huang and Takacs Named to Benchmark Litigation “40 & Under Hot List”

Charissa C. Huang and Ryne J. Takacs, shareholders in Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge’s Grand Rapids office, have been named to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List.

The list commemorates the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States. Those named to this exclusive list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms who are of the age of 40 or younger. They have all also had a hand in some of their firms’ most noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.

This list was curated through a process which included both peer review and case examination over many months, which accurately reflects the young, up-and-coming legal partners.

Charissa was named in the following areas of litigation: commercial and transactions, labor and employment, and product liability and recall. Charissa serves as trusted counsel for a variety of business clients in both employment and commercial litigation matters. Charissa’s business clients have included local and international manufacturing companies and distributors, law firms, financial institutions, and proprietors of small businesses. Charissa represents employees of small and large businesses, public and private educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in employment matters, and has successfully litigated civil rights claims on behalf of numerous employees and individuals. Charissa has also obtained substantial justice for plaintiffs in litigating complex personal injury cases involving defective products.

Ryne was named in the following areas of litigation: commercial, insurance. Ryne concentrates his practice in the defense of hospitals, nursing home and long-term care facilities, sub-acute and acute care facilities, physicians, chiropractors, dentists, orthodontists, nurses, aides, and other health care professionals. Ryne also litigates and counsels clients in the areas of business, commercial, civil and employment law. Ryne has had success at every phase of the litigation process, including trial and appeals.