Business & Corporate I FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Congratulations to Our Twelve Attorneys Named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2020

Royal Oak, Mich., February 11, 2020 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that twelve of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2020. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and a half percent to Rising Stars.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Illinois Super Lawyers® 2020 are as follows:

Chicago Office: Michael F. Braun, Employment & Labor; Daniel A. Cotter, Business/Corporate; Scott C. Frost, Business Litigation; Scott M. Levin, Business Litigation; and Robert H. Smeltzer, Business Litigation.

Peoria Office: Michael R. Lied, Employment Litigation: Defense; and Leonard W. Sachs, Employment & Labor.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Illinois Rising Stars 2020 are as follows:

Chicago Office: Emily Bennett, Employment & Labor; Christopher A. Cali, Real Estate; Tiffany L. Carpenter, Personal Injury Products: Defense; and Mark Ryerson, Business/Corporate.

Peoria Office: Timothy D. Gronewold, Business Litigation.

About Howard & Howard: 

With a history spanning over 15 decades, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. More than 160 attorneys practice out of offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria), Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit

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