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Benchmark Litigation names Bodman its Michigan Law Firm of the Year for 2022

The internationally-recognized client- and peer-review journal Benchmark Litigation has named Bodman PLC its Michigan Litigation Law Firm of the Year for 2022.

Bodman, that has offices in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Troy and Cheboygan, has earned this award for a nine consecutive years.

The selection was announced at a ceremony in San Francisco. State winners are chosen based on an analysis of cases handled the prior year, including potential precedents set or matters with high dollar amounts at stake. 

Benchmark is the only law firm and attorney rating publication that focuses exclusively on litigation law firms in the United States. 

In the 2022 edition of Benchmark, Bodman is one of only six Michigan firms to achieve the highest possible “Highly Recommended” rating for Business Litigation, and eleven Bodman attorneys are recognized as “Local Litigation Stars,” “Labor and Employment Stars,” or “Future Stars,” or are included on the publication’s “40 and Under Hot List.” 

Bodman is one of only five Highly Recommended firms to also achieve a “Recommended” rating for Labor and Employment Litigation.

Bodman’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group attorneys appear before state and federal courts, and also before non-judicial forums such as national and international arbitral panels.  The group’s expertise spans many industries including accounting, banking and financial services, automotive, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, and construction, among others.

Gov. Whitmer appoints Nicholas Bagley as new Chief Legal Counsel

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the appointment of Nicholas Bagley as her new Chief Legal Counsel.  

Currently, Bagley serves as special counsel to the Governor and formerly was a professor at the University of Michigan Law School with expertise in regulatory and health law. 

He previously served as special counsel in the governor’s Office of Legal Counsel from March to August 2020. 

Bagley, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his law degree from New York University, also worked in private practice, argued cases for the Department of Justice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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