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Wayne Law alumni win Michigan Super Lawyers status

September 27, 2013

DETROIT — Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has released its 2013 lists of top attorneys, and Wayne State University Law School graduates represent more than a quarter of the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers.

Twenty-eight of the Top 100 are Wayne Law alumni, more than any other law school’s total.

Two of the state’s Top 10 Super Lawyers are Wayne Law graduates, as well. They are Eugene Driker of Detroit, class of 1961, Barris Sott Denn and Driker PLLC, and E. Powell Miller of Birmingham, class of 1986, The Miller Law Firm PC.

Wayne Law alumni named in this year’s list of Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers are Daniel Bretz of Grosse Pointe Park, class of 1982, Clark Hill PLC; Judy B. Calton of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1986, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Joseph DeVito of Troy, class of 1995, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; Douglas A. Dozeman of Grand Rapids, class of 1983, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP; Eugene Driker of Detroit, class of 1961, Barris Sott Denn and Driker PLLC; David F. DuMouchel of Birmingham, class of 1975, Butzel Long; Gene J. Esshaki of Grosse Pointe Shores, class of 1974, Abbot Nicholson PC; Mark R. Granzotto of Royal Oak, class of 1978, Mark Granzotto PC; Elizabeth P. Hardy of Birmingham, class of 1984, Kienbaum Oppenwall Hardy & Pelton PLC; Thomas C. Kienbaum of Birmingham, class of 1968, Kienbaum Oppenwall Hardy & Pelton PLC; Barry F. LaKritz of West Bloomfield, class of 1972, Barry F. LaKritz PC; Lawrence D. McLaughlin of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1977, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Bruce A. Miller of West Bloomfield, class of 1954, Miller Cohen PLC; E. Powell Miller of Birmingham, class of 1986, The Miller Law Firm PC; John R. Muth of Grand Rapids, class of 1971, Miller Johnson; Kenneth F. Neuman of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1986, Neuman Anderson PC; Robert R. Nix II of Northville, class of 1971, Kerr Russell and Weber PLC; Michael L. Pitt of Huntington Woods, class of 1974, Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden PC; Robert M. Raitt of West Bloomfield, class of 1992, Michigan Auto Law; Michael A. Robbins of Farmington Hills, class of 1982, Law Office of Michael A. Robbins; Neil S. Rockind of West Bloomfield, class of 1993, Neil Rockind PC; Carol A. Rosati of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1980, Johnson Rosati Schultz & Joppich PC; Linda S. Ross of West Bloomfield, class of 1988, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Mary Massaron Ross of Grosse Pointe Woods, class of 1990, Plunkett Cooney; William A. Sankbeil of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1971, Kerr Russell and Webber PLC; William D. Sargent of Dearborn Heights, class of 1985, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Noreen Slank of Huntington Woods, class of 1980, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC;  and Gerald E. Thurswell of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1967, Thurswell Law.

Sixteen of the Top 100 Women Super Lawyers named by the magazine are Wayne Law alumnae. They are Tracy Lee Allen of Mount Clemens, class of 1980, Global Resolutions PLLC; Darcie R. Brault of Ferndale, class of 1990, McKnight McClow Canzano Smith and Radtke PC; Linda G. Burwell of Pleasant Ridge, class of 1985, Nemeth Burwell PC; Judy B. Calton of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1986, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Pamela C. Enslen of Kalamazoo, class of 1981, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC; Susan K. Friedlaender of West Bloomfield, class of 1988, Friedlaender Rogowski PLC; Elizabeth P. Hardy of Birmingham, class of 1984, Kienbaum Oppenwall Hardy & Pelton PLC; Anna M. Maiuri of Troy, class of 1992, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Patricia M. Nemeth of St. Clair Shores, class of 1990, Nemeth Burwell PC; Carol A. Rosati of Bloomfield Hills, class of 1980, Johnson Rosati Schultz & Joppich PC; Linda S. Ross of West Bloomfield, class of 1988, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Mary Massaron Ross of Grosse Pointe Woods, class of 1990, Plunkett Cooney; Noreen Slank of Huntington Woods, class of 1980, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC;  Judith A. Susskind of Rochester, class of 1987, Thurswell Law; Wendy L. Zabriskie of Birmingham, class of 1991, Bodman PLC; and Susan Healy Zitterman of Livonia, class of 1981, Kietch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process for the lists includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Photos: Eugene Driker (right) and E. Powell Miller

 

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