Duly Noted

Eight Smith Haughey attorneys selected as Local Litigation Stars

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is pleased to announce the inclusion of eight attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Additionally, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge was selected as a “Recommended” firm by the publication.

The attorneys designated from the firm’s Grand Rapids office include:

—Charles F. Behler – Commercial Litigation

—Carol D. Carlson

—Patrick F. Geary – Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability Litigation

—E. Thomas McCarthy – Commercial

—Jack C. O’Loughlin

—John R. Oostema – Insurance Litigation

—D. Adam Tountas – Appellate, Commercial Litigation

In addition, Cheryl L. Chandler of Smith Haughey’s Ann Arbor office was selected.

Benchmark’s research methodology includes examining recent casework and extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. The list of “Local Litigation Stars” for each state reflects only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. The list of “Recommended” law firms reflects only those consistently mentioned by clients and peers.


Warner Norcross named a ‘Best Medium Workplace’ by Great Place to Work®

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been named a Best Medium Workplace a Great Place to Work®.

Based on extensive employee surveys by independent analysts, Warner Norcross got top marks for a challenging and rewarding work environment with great leadership. Ninety-nine percent of those surveyed among the firm’s eight offices said they were proud to tell others they work at Warner Norcross. This is the firm’s first year on the national list.

“Our attorneys and staff really make this a great place to work,” said Cheryl Coutchie, director of human resources for Warner Norcross. “[W]e have a strong commitment to... work-life balance, ensuring our team members can have challenging and rewarding careers without sacrificing their personal lives. We are honored to receive this recognition, which is based on employee feedback.”

“There’s a generosity of spirit that infuses the Best Small and Medium workplaces—one that has a measurable return,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work. “Whether it’s funding employee ‘passion projects’ or giving surprise gifts to customers, the best workplaces give it away. And they get it back in the form of inspired people...”