Howard & Howard Congratulates Our Attorneys Named to Michigan 'Super Lawyers' and Michigan 'Rising Stars' 2014

Royal Oak, Michigan, September 9, 2014: Twenty-six of Howard & Howard’s attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2014 as a result of a survey by Law & Politics Media, Inc. They were selected through a process which included peer evaluation and independent research. Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 are as follows:

  • Mark A. Davis, President & CEO, Real Estate
  • Joseph J. DeVito, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mary C. Dirkes, Business Litigation
  • Robert E. Graziani, Insurance Coverage
  • Lisa S. Gretchko, Creditor/Debtor Rights (Recognized among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan, the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 25 Women Business Lawyers in Michigan)
  • Sam J. Haidle, Intellectual Property
  • Michael V. Kell, PI – Products: Defense
  • David M. LaPrairie, Intellectual Property
  • Patrick M. McCarthy, Business Litigation (Recognized among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 50 Business Lawyers in Michigan)
  • Gerald E. McGlynn, III, Intellectual Property
  • Richard M. Miettinen, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mark W. Peyser, Business Litigation
  • Brad A. Rayle, Employee Litigation: Defense
  • Jeffrey A. Sadowski, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Michael F. Wais, Business Litigation
  • John A. Wise, Business/Corporate
  • Timothy M. Wittebort, Real Estate

The Howard & Howard attorneys and the practice areas under which they are listed in Michigan Rising Stars 2014 are as follows:

About Howard & Howard

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); and Las Vegas, Nevada. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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