Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Among 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 6, 2013 — Twenty-four attorneys from the law firm of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2013 Michigan Rising Stars listings. 

The following thirteen Smith Haughey attorneys are listed as 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Ann Arbor Office
  • Dale L. Hebert  Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Edward R. Stein — Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Grand Rapids Office
  • Charles F. Behler  — Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • Thomas F. Blackwell   — Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • Patrick F. Geary — Super Lawyers category: Insurance Coverage
  • William W. Jack, Jr. — Super Lawyers category: Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr. — Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
  • Craig S. Neckers  — Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • John C. O’Loughlin  — Super Lawyers category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • John R. Oostema  — Super Lawyers category: Insurance Coverage
  • L. Roland Roegge  —  Super Lawyers category: Business Litigation
  • Thomas R. Tasker — Super Lawyers category: Workers’ Compensation
Traverse City Office
  • George F. Bearup — Super Lawyers category: Estate Planning & Probate
The following eleven Smith Haughey attorneys have been included in the 2013 Michigan Rising Stars list. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Grand Rapids Office
  • Michele M. Giordano — Rising Stars category: Family Law
  • Stephanie C. Hoffer — Rising Stars category: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Kristen E. Guinn (Ray) — Rising Stars category: Business Litigation
  • Nicholas A. Reister  —  Rising Stars category: Estate Planning & Probate
  • Steven K. Stawski —  Rising Stars category: Banking
  • D. Adam Tountas — Rising Stars category: Business Litigation
  • Matthew L. Wikander — Rising Stars category: Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
Traverse City Office
  • Scott D. Harvey — Rising Stars category: Business/Corporate
  • Joanna C. Kloet — Rising Stars category: Immigration
  • Jeremy J. Nastoff — Rising Stars category: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debitor Rights
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
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