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Law School Alumnus Recognized as “STAR PRACTITIONER”

July 24, 2007

DETROIT (July 24, 2007) – Wayne State University Law School alumnus and current member of the Wayne State University Law School Board of Visitors Lawrence D. McLaughlin was recently recognized as a “Star Practitioner” in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 by Chambers and Partners, theLondon, England-based publisher of Commercial Lawyer magazine.

“Wayne State University Law School is proud to call Lawrence McLaughlin an alumnus,” said Law School Dean Frank H. Wu. “Lawrence is an outstanding leader and visionary both in the legal community and at the Law School. As a member of our Board of Visitors, he continues to strengthen our mission through his leadership and unwavering commitment to providing students with the best legal education possible.”

A member of the Detroit-based business law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman), McLaughlin was one of five partners recognized with this prestigious honor. Chambers and Partners interviews selected attorneys and business people to obtain a consistent market view of which law firms and lawyers are considered leaders in specific areas of legal practice. Chambers defines the Star category as “the first names that roll off everyone’s lips, the standard by which others are judged; the Star category is reserved for those individuals whose profile is far ahead of the pack.” 

McLaughlin, a Honigman board member, partner and chair of the Real Estate Department, earned his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School magna cum laude in 1977 and his bachelor’s degree from Kettering University in 1974. He currently resides in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 

Founded in 1927 as Detroit City Law School, Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the Detroit metropolitan area.  The Law School is accredited by the ABA and is a member of AALS; has five live-client clinics; the Arthur Neef Law Library with a collection of over 620,000 volumes in a variety of formats; and a state-of-the-art building with lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, and offices for student groups.  The Law School currently has 800 students and approximately 11,000 living alumni working in 48 states and 15 foreign countries. 

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