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Varnum Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

August 17, 2021

Varnum attorneys in 14 practice areas have been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2021, including several young attorneys  honored as Michigan Rising Stars. All will be listed in the 2021 publication of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.

Recognition in Super Lawyers is a result of nominations by lawyers and judges, research by Super Lawyers and an independent lawyer evaluation service. Varnum attorneys recognized in the 2021 guide include:

Ann Arbor

  • Christopher A. Ballard, Estate & Probate
  • Thomas W. Forster II, Real Estate


  • Thomas H. Bergh, Estate and Probate
  • Steven J. Enwright, Business/Corporate


  • Brendan G. Best, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Richard A. Hooker, Employment & Labor
  • Eric Nemeth, Tax

Grand Rapids

  • Adam J. Brody, Business Litigation
  • Jon M. Bylsma, Business Litigation
  • Nyal Deems, Real Estate
  • Ronald G. DeWaard, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Lawrence J. Murphy, Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Michael Roth, Business Litigation
  • Perrin Rynders, Business Litigation
  • Elizabeth Wells Skaggs, Employment & Labor


  • John W. Allen, Business Litigation


  • Julia A. Perkins, Family Law

The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Varnum attorneys who have been recognized as 2021 Michigan Rising Stars include:

  • Bradley S. Defoe, Business Litigation
  • Staci DeRegnaucourt, Intellectual Property
  • Mallory A. Field, Business/Corporate
  • Ziyad I. Hermiz, Business Litigation
  • Timothy P. Monsma, Business Litigation
  • Lauren Potocsky, Business Litigation
  • John J. Rolecki, Business Litigation
  • Kristen Veresh, Banking
  • Salvatore (Sam) J. Vitale, General Litigation
  • Rebecca K. Wrock, Estate & Probate

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