Smith Haughey Lawyers Named 2023 Benchmark Litigation Stars & Future Star

We’re proud to share that Smith Haughey attorneys E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr. and D. Adam Tountas are 2023 Benchmark Litigation Stars according to the 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation. In addition, Kristen E. Guinn received two recognitions – 2023 Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Star and 2023 Benchmark Litigation Future Star.

Benchmark Litigation recognizes preeminent litigation practitioners in the U.S. and states it is “the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers.”

Lists are built through attorney nominations, interviews with clients and nominees, case analysis, and peer review. According to Benchmark Litigation, the 2023 edition is their most comprehensive yet due to a record number of litigator nominations and interviews.

E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr.

E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr. | 2023 Benchmark Litigation Star

McCarthy has more than 40 years of courtroom experience in state and federal courts. McCarthy is recognized as one of Michigan’s top trial lawyers. He’s a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a member of the National Trial Lawyers.

D. Adam Tountas | 2023 Benchmark Litigation Star

Tountas is a litigator who regularly represents business owners of all sizes in many types of employment litigation. Plus, he’s defended businesses through various corporate disputes – violations of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, contract disputes, and more. Tountas takes an inventive, outside-the-box approach that has allowed him to resolve disputes before clients incur significant legal fees.

Kristen Guinn

Kristen E. Guinn | 2023 Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment Star
2023 Benchmark Litigation Future Star

Guinn is a trial attorney who defends an array of people and organizations to resolve various disputes. She counsels her clients in claims related to professional malpractice, professional liability, contract disputes, employment matters, general liability, and no-fault law. Guinn has successfully tried cases and settled disputes in state and federal courts throughout Michigan.

Congratulations to Tom, Adam, and Kristen on your achievements!