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Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

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Detroit, MI (August 20, 2020) – Sixteen Kerr Russell members were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. Notably, eleven of the named attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than five years.

Kerr Russell also had three attorneys recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in the practice areas of corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, commercial litigation, and insurance law.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote, from around the world, and Best Lawyers have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards are given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. The “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.

Kerr Russell’s 2021 The Best Lawyers in America®

 Robert S. Anderson – Immigration Law
Jason W. Bank – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law
James R. Cambridge – Corporate Law}
Michael D. Carroll – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
Mark M. Cunningham – Construction Law
Curtis J. DeRoo – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John D. Gatti – Tax Law
Patrick J. Haddad – Health Care Law
Fred K. Herrmann – Antitrust Law
Mark C. Knoth – Employment Law – Management
Eric I. Lark – Corporate Law
Brandy Mathie – Real Estate Law
Stephen D. McGraw – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Daniel J. Schulte – Health Care Law
Joanne Geha Swanson – Appellate Practice; Litigation – Antitrust
James E. Tamm – Land Use and Zoning Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; and Municipal Law
Kurt R. Vilders – Real Estate Law

Kerr Russell’s 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

 Caleb D. Erbert – Corporate Law / Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Ashley E. Racette – Commercial Litigation
Kathleen A. Westfall – Insurance Law