23 Attorneys Selected to 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars”

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September 03, 2019
LANSING, Mich. —14 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list while 9 have been selected as "Rising Stars.” Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers while the "Rising Stars" list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and their area(s) of practice for which they are listed:

Attorney Practice Area
Dirk H. Beckwith Business Litigation
Michael R. Blum Employment & Labor
Julie I. Fershtman Civil Litigation: Defense
Paul J. Millenbach Business Litigation
Grand Rapids
Frederick D. Dilley General Litigation
Charles E. Barbieri Environmental
Charles A. Janssen Estate & Probate
Richard C. Kraus Appellate
David M. Lick Construction Litigation
Scott L. Mandel Business Litigation
Gary J. McRay Health Care
Douglas A. Mielock Estate & Probate
Webb A. Smith Business Litigation
Scott A. Storey Energy & Resources
2019 "Rising Stars" List and their area(s) of practice for which they are listed:

Attorney Practice Area
Alicia W. Birach Workers’ Compensation
Adam A. Fadly Civil Litigation: Defense
Ray H. Littleton II General Litigation
Trevor J. Weston Estate & Probate
Grand Rapids
Laura J. Genovich Bankruptcy: Business
Zachary W. Behler Business Litigation
Allison M. Collins Insurance Coverage
Joshua K. Richardson Civil Litigation: Defense
Patricia J. Scott Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Super Lawyers is a research-driven rating system of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes peer nominations, independent research by Super Lawyers and evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys.
To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years of age or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Since 1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has provided comprehensive legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. The firm employs 100-plus attorneys and over 100 support staff in six locations; Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids Holland and St. Joseph.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit
Jake Leuvoy, Marketing Communications Coordinator, (517) 371-8125


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