Kristen Guinn Selected As An “Up & Coming Lawyer”

Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 28, 2011 — Kristen E. Ray, an associate with the law firm of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, has been selected as a 2011 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

The award recognizes 20 outstanding attorneys in Michigan’s legal community who have made substantial impact during their first ten years of practice.  According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, they chose attorneys “for their noteworthy cases, unique practice areas and interesting community and/or bar association efforts.”

Kristen is a trial attorney and litigator who counsels and defends her clients in matters involving the defense of claims of professional malpractice, contract disputes, employment matters, criminal law, and general liability, among other areas. She has successfully tried cases and settled disputes for clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. Some of her clients include municipalities, small business owners, corporations, health care providers, law firms, and attorneys and other professionals.

Lawyer’s Weekly will acknowledge each honoree at the Up & Coming Lawyers Luncheon on Dec. 8, 2011 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

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 some of the most comprehensive legal experience available. For more information about the firm, call 616-774-8000 or visit