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39 Varnum Attorneys in Best Lawyers 2011

August 16, 2010

Grand Rapids, MI, August 12, 2010 – A total of 39 Varnum attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Listed from Varnum are:

  • Stephen Afendoulis (Commercial Litigation)
  • Scott Alfree (Corporate Law, Health Care Law)
  • John W. Allen (Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law)
  • Jonathan W. Anderson (Real Estate Law)
  • Thomas J. Barnes (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Lawrence J. Burns (Health Care Law)
  • Jon M. Bylsma (Commercial Litigation)
  • Nyal D. Deems (Real Estate Law)
  • Jeffrey J. Fraser (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Bruce Goodman (Environmental Law)
  • Eric J. Guerin (Commercial Litigation)
  • Dirk C. Hoffius (Trusts and Estates)
  • Richard A. Hooker (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Scott A. Huizenga (Corporate Law)
  • David E. Khorey (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Harvey Koning (Banking Law)
  • Randall W. Kraker (Land Use & Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Thomas G. Kyros (Trusts and Estates)
  • Richard C. Lague (Corporate Law, Health Care Law)
  • Marilyn Lankfer (Trusts and Estates)
  • Michael S. McElwee (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law)
  • Paul L.B. McKenney (Tax Law)
  • James A. Mitchell (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Daniel C. Molhoek (Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Lawrence J. Murphy (Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law)
  • David E. Preston (Environmental Law)
  • David A. Rhem (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Eric J. Schneidewind (Communications Law, Energy Law)
  • Dennis Schultz (Construction Law)
  • Jeffrey D. Smith (Product Liability Litigation)
  • Richard R. Symons (Trusts and Estates)
  • Larry J. Titley (Employee Benefits Law)
  • Pamela J. Tyler (Trusts and Estates)
  • Joseph J. Vogan (Labor and Employment Law)
  • John Patrick White (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Michael G. Wooldridge (Corporate Law)
  • Susan M. Wyngaarden (Public Finance Law)
  • Matthew D. Zimmerman (Environmental Law)

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Varnum is a leading Michigan law firm providing a broad range of legal services to meet the complex needs of its clients. With more than 150 attorneys in five offices, Varnum serves as counsel to growing businesses and institutions throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Varnum's website address is

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