Duly Noted

Santa Brings a Lawsuit donation drive

Join the Grand Rapids Bar Association for its 19th annual “Santa Brings a Lawsuit” donation drive, taking place Dec. 4-22 this year.

They are collecting business attire donations including men’s and women’s suits, shoes, ties, skirts, dress shirts, and dresses.

This year the donations will go to Ferris State University’s professional clothing closet. The clothes will be available at no cost to the students on campus who want to look their best for a job interview, class presentation, or to wear to work for their first professional job.

How to donate:

1. Search your closet for unused or unwanted business attire;

2. Bring your items to the Grand Rapids Bar Association (161 Ottawa Ave. N.W. /Ste. 203-B);

3.   Place items in the blue bin in the lobby.

4. Donation receipts are available for your taxes.

Sponsors of this year’s drive are Schnelker, Rassi and McConnell, PLC, Attorneys and Counselors (as in past years), 1-800-DryClean.com, and Goodwill Industries.


Warner Norcross named one of top Midwest law firms for health care

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been recognized as one of the top 10 health law firms by Becker’s Hospital Review and the American Bar Association.

Warner Norcross was the only Michigan firm in this year’s ranking, which is compiled by the ABA’s Health Law Section and Becker’s, one of the most respected health-care publications in the country.

Warner Norcross serves as general counsel to 15 hospitals in the state, as well as physicians and physicians groups, pharmacies, academic health centers, nursing homes, health plans and other health care providers.

The 16 attorneys in the Health Law Practice Group at Warner Norcross provide counsel in all areas of corporate planning, regulatory and reimbursement compliance, certification, accreditation, physician recruiting, joint ventures, criminal and civil white-collar defense, peer-review actions, reimbursement matters, antitrust and other issues. The firm also advises on all aspects of practice management and concierge medicine.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the ABA and Becker’s for the health law work we do,” said Jeffrey S. Battershall, a co-chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. “Our attorneys are on the leading edge of this complex and rapidly changing area of law.”