Duly Noted

Varnum attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Varnum attorneys in seven offices have been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2019, including several young attorneys honored as Michigan Rising Stars. All will be listed in the 2019 publication of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.

Recognition in Super Lawyers is a result of nominations by lawyers and judges, research by Super Lawyers and an independent lawyer evaluation service. Grand Rapids-based attorneys who have been recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers include:

Adam J. Brody, Business Litigation
Lawrence P. Burns, Health Care
Jon M. Bylsma, Business Litigation
Nyal Deems, Real Estate
Ronald G. DeWaard, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Dirk C. Hoffius, Estate Planning & Probate
John M. Huff, State/Local/Municipal
David E. Khorey, Employment & Labor
Thomas G. Kyros, Estate Planning & Probate
Marilyn A. Lankfer, Estate Planning & Probate
Lawrence J. Murphy, Employment Litigation: Defense
Wayne D. Roberts, Tax
William E. Rohn, Business Litigation
Michael Roth, Business Litigation
Perrin Rynders, Business Litigation
Elizabeth Wells Skaggs, Employment & Labor
Fredric A. Sytsma, Estate Planning & Probate
Susan M. Wyngaarden, Government Finance

Those from the Kalamazoo office include:

John W. Allen, Family Law
Bonnie Y. Sawusch, PI General: Plaintiff

The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Varnum attorneys recognized as 2019 Michigan Rising Stars include:

Seth W. Ashby, Mergers & Acquisitions (Grand Rapids)
Luis E. Avila, Employment & Labor (Grand Rapids)
Bradley S. Defoe, Business Litigation (Novi)
Mallory A. Field, Business/Corporate (Detroit)
Erin Klug, Intellectual Property (Novi)
Timothy P. Monsma, Business Litigation (Grand Rapids)
John J. Rolecki, Business Litigation (Grand Rapids)
Kristen Veresh, Banking (Novi)
Salvatore (Sam) J. Vitale, Business Litigation (Novi)
Rebecca K. Wrock, Estate Planning & Probate (Ann Arbor)