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50 Bodman Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2017

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that 50 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in the 2017 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 with independent research to create its list. 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.

Bodman attorneys listed in Michigan Super Lawyers (by office location, including practice area) are:

Ann Arbor

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


  • Marc M. Bakst (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Anthony P. Cracchiolo (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Andrew H. Curoe (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Laurence B. Deitch (Business/Corporate)
  • Robert J. Diehl, Jr. (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • Fredrick J. Dindoffer (Environmental)
  • Stephen I. Greenhalgh (Banking)
  • David M. Hempstead (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • 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)
  • Jeffrey G. Raphelson (Business Litigation)
  • Maureen Rouse-Ayoub (Employment & Labor)
  • Nicholas P. Scavone, Jr. (Real Estate)
  • Joseph J. Shannon (Business Litigation)
  • William S. Shipman (Health Care)
  • Larry R. Shulman (Banking)
  • Brian R. Trumbauer (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)


  • Courtland W. Anderson (Intellectual Property)
  • John C. Cashen (Employment & Labor)
  • Michelle Thurber Czapski (Business Litigation)
  • Christopher P. Mazzoli (Employment & Labor)
  • Karen L. Piper (Employment & Labor)
  • Andrew Z. Spilkin (Real Estate)
  • Thomas J. Tallerico (Business Litigation)
  • Thomas Van Dusen (Business Litigation)
  • David B. Walters (Employee Benefits/ERISA)
  • Wendy L. Zabriskie (Banking)


Bodman attorneys selected for the 2017 Michigan Rising Stars list are:

Ann Arbor

  • Joseph R. Morrison, Jr. (Business/Corporate)
  • Michael J. Serra (Intellectual Property)


  • Melissa K. Bridges (Banking)


  • Celeste E. Arduino (Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Sarah L. Cylkowski (Business Litigation)
  • Amanda J. Frank (Civil Lit: Defense)
  • Maria L. Martinez (Business Litigation)
  • Thomas J. Rheaume, Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • Maya K. Watson (Banking)
  • Jaimee L. Witten (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)


  • Jonathan S. Berg (Business/Corporate)
  • Timothy P. Bliss (Real Estate)
  • Danielle C. Lester (Employment & Labor)
  • Charles M. Russman (Employment & Labor)
  • Andrew J. Schuster (Technology Transactions)