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We are an undisputed leader in the law. Our work has been celebrated across Michigan and the United States.

Our lawyers are among the most accomplished in the personal injury, social security, mass torts, and public service fields. We write scholarly articles on the law and lecture on the law in law schools. We serve our profession as members on Bar Association councils, panels, and conferences. And we lead in the civic and cultural life of our state and nation.

Our attorneys have won virtually every award in the legal community honoring exceptional leadership and professional accomplishment. Undoubtedly, our clients benefit from the proven success of our firm.

  • Several of our trial lawyers have received this honor.  The  multi-phased selection process involves independent research, peer nominations and reviews.
  • An award from Michigan Lawyers Weekly honoring "attorneys who are changing the law, expanding access to justice and improving the profession and their communities."  Attorneys across Michigan nominate and select this prestigious award.
  • The highest peer review rating an attorney can receive from LexisNexis. This rating "attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary."
  • Awarded to law firms for extraordinary client service by Martindale-Hubbell, a national leader in legal profession service evaluation.
  • Less than 1% of the attorneys in America have been invited to be members by Rue Ratings for this honor.  A national award identifying attorneys with an "extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation and ethical standards."
  • An invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers  from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff trial lawyers.  Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nomination combined with third-party research.
  • A designation honoring accomplishments in the legal profession.  Recognizes high reputation for exceptional work in the courtroom and legal community.
  • An award recognizing the highest standards of legal excellence.  The designation recognizes attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
  • An award honoring managing partner, Mark Bernstein, for work on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to advance the cause of fairness and equality for all Michigan citizens.
  • Election to the American Bar Foundation recognizes exemplary dedication to the legal profession, commitment to the work of the Aamerican Bar Foundation, and support for the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association.
  • Election as a fellow recognizes distinguished lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding legal ability and devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation.  Fellows membership is limited to no more than 5% of the membership of the State Bar of Michigan.
  • Established in 1971 by the Michigan Supreme Court to faciliate Bar membership participation in policymaking.  Election to the Representative Assembly involves ballot voting by lawyers across Michigan.
  • Managing partner, Mark Bernstein, serves as a plaintiff seat on this bar association section representing approximately two thousand litigators practicing in the area of negligence law.  Members provide education, information and analysis about issues related to the equitable administration of civil justice.
  • An award to the firm for its extraordinary commitment to public service and the community.  The Darrow Award honors the pursuit of justice and dignity in both the courtroom and community.
  • An award from the Detroit Free Press and Workplace Dymnamics that honors the top 100 employers whose employees expressed satisfaction with their workplace based on pay and benefits, advancement opportunities, flexibility of schedules and other factors.
  • Several trial lawyers at the firm serve on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice.  This role designates these attorneys and the firm as a leader in representing over 1,800 trial lawyers working to protect Michigan's civil justice system.
  • This award from the Michigan Bar Association recognizes outstanding pro bono (public service) legal services to the citizens of Michigan.
  • An award from Michigan Bar Association honoring Michigan's outstanding young lawyers in their service to clients and the community on complex and important cases.
  • An award honoring service to seriously injured and disabled veterans. Named in memory of distinguished contributors to the cause of Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America.
  • The University of Michigan established this award as a memorial to Jim Neubacher, an alumnus, who was a columnist for The Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Less than one percent of all American law firms are members of Best Law Firms of America, a division of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys Of America. Best Law Firms of America is becoming one of the most celebrated and respected organizations for Law Firms in the country.

For decades, our law firm has been recognized as a leader in the law. Our work and distinguished legal team is frequently recognized by the following local and national media for impactful work in the courtroom and communities we serve: