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49 Bodman Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2019

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman is pleased to announce that 49 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in the 2019 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers, a nationally recognized journal that lists outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.

The publisher of Super Lawyers uses a selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations of highly regarded practitioners with independent research. Lawyers who are 40 years of age and under, or have been in practice for less than 10 years, are included in a separate category as “Rising Stars.” In each state, the Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys and the Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys.

All five of Bodman’s offices are represented in the 2019 results. Bodman attorneys listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 (by office location, including practice area) are:

Ann Arbor

  • Harvey W. Berman (Construction Litigation)
  • Timothy R. Damschroder (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Susan M. Kornfield (Intellectual Property)
  • Carrie Leahy (Business/Corporate)


  • Marc M. Bakst (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Andrew H. Curoe (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Laurence B. Deitch (Business/Corporate)
  • Robert J. Diehl, Jr. (Creditor-Debtor Rights)
  • Fredrick J. Dindoffer (Environmental)
  • Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey (Banking)
  • George G. Kemsley (Business Litigation)
  • Joseph J. Kochanek (Banking)
  • David P. Larsen (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Marguerite Munson Lentz (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Dennis J. Levasseur (Securities Litigation)
  • Ralph E. McDowell (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Joseph G. Nuyen, Jr. (Health Care)
  • Jeffrey G. Raphelson (Business Litigation)
  • Nicholas P. Scavone, Jr. (Real Estate)
  • Joseph J. Shannon (Business Litigation)
  • Larry R. Shulman (Banking)
  • Brian R. Trumbauer (Creditor-Debtor Rights)


  • Courtland W. Anderson (Intellectual Property)
  • Adam Behrendt (Business Litigation)
  • John T. Below (Employment & Labor)
  • John C. Cashen (Employment & Labor)
  • Anthony P. Cracchiolo (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Steven R. Cole (Real Estate)
  • Michelle Thurber Czapski (Business Litigation)
  • Mark W. Peters (Business/Corporate)
  • Andrew Z. Spilkin (Real Estate)
  • Thomas J. Tallerico (Business Litigation)
  • Thomas Van Dusen (Business Litigation)
  • David B. Walters (Employee Benefits)
  • Wendy L. Zabriskie (Banking)

Bodman attorneys selected for the 2019 Michigan Rising Stars list are:

Ann Arbor

  • Justin P. Bagdady (Business Litigation)
  • Joseph R. Morrison (Business /Corporate)


  • Melissa K. Bridges (Banking)


  • Sarah L. Cylkowski (Business Litigation)
  • Nathan D. Dupes (Business Litigation)
  • Kelly M. Lockman (Real Estate)
  • Thomas J. Rheaume, Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • Whitney Aidenbaum Silfen (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Michael J. Sulaka (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Grand Rapids

  • John David Gardiner (Employment & Labor)


  • Donovan S. Asmar (Business Litigation)
  • Jonathan S. Berg (Business/Corporate)
  • Amanda J. Frank (Business Litigation)
  • Ryan M. Olson (Business/Corporate)

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