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Huang and Takacs Recognized As Top Young Litigators via 40 & Under List


Charissa C. Huang and Ryne J. Takacs, attorneys at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 40 & Under List.

This list recognizes the most notable law partners, under the age of 40, who stand out in their practices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Litigators on the list frequently contribute to their firms’ major cases and are recognized by clients and peers for the quality of their work. To compile the list, Benchmark Litigation performs peer reviews and case examinations of all nominees.

The 40 & Under List includes 87 litigators from the Midwest, eight of which practice in Michigan. Huang and Takacs are both shareholders in Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge’s Grand Rapids office.

Charissa Huang

Huang was recognized for her practice in the areas of labor and employment, product liability, and commercial litigation. She specializes in representing plaintiffs in employment law, school law, and personal injury and wrongful death. She also serves as trusted counsel for a variety of business clients in both employment and commercial litigation matters. This is Huang’s fourth consecutive year on the 40 & Under List.

Meet Charissa

Takacs was recognized for his litigation practice in commercial and insurance matters. He serves the health care industry and its professionals and counsels clients throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan in the areas of business, commercial, civil, and employment law. This is Takacs’ third year on the 40 & Under List.

Meet Ryne

Congratulations Charissa and Ryne!