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Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among “Best Lawyers in America” 2022, Four Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Twenty-two attorneys from Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022.

Below is the full listing of those recognized on this year’s list and their area(s) of practice. In addition, four Smith Haughey attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for 2022 (practice areas noted below): John M. Kruis, E. Thomas McCarthy, John R. Oostema and Mary M. Pigorsh.

 

ANN ARBOR

  • Cheryl L. Chandler
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

GRAND RAPIDS

  • William W. Jack, Jr.
    • Arbitration
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Mediation
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas McCarthy, Jr.
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation – Lawyer of the Year
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Mediation
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Nicholas A. Reister
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Mary R. Pigorsh
    • Collaborative Law: Family Law – Lawyer of the Year
    • Family Law
    • Family Law Mediation
  • Charles F. Behler
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation – Construction
  • Patrick F. Geary
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Mark A. Gilchrist 
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Craig S. Neckers 
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Thomas J. Vitale 
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Michael D. Wiese 
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
  • Matthew L. Wikander 
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Philip A. Grashoff, Jr. 
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Environmental
  • Christopher R. Genther 
    • Health Care Law
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John R. Oostema 
    • Insurance Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Litigation – Insurance
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants – Lawyer of the Year
  • Carol D. Carlson 
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Brian J. Kilbane
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John M. Kruis 
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants – Lawyer of the Year
  • Paul M. Oleniczak
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John C. O’Loughlin
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Jason R. Sebolt
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

HOLLAND

  • Jaron J. Nyhof
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Real Estate Law

 

The following four Smith Haughey attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch. This award recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

GRAND RAPIDS

  • Jonathan B. Koch
    • Appellate Practice

HOLLAND

  • Michael E. Doversberger
    • Corporate Law
  • Patricia H. Jander
    • Corporate Law
  • Matthew J. Wiebe
    • Corporate Law

 

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). All included lawyers must first be nominated by their peers, and then voted for by a certain number of listed lawyers who take part in the survey.