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Kaminski Named to MLW Up & Coming Lawyers 2019

October 22, 2019

Michigan Lawyers Weekly has named Varnum attorney Shanna Kaminski to its latest list of Up & Coming Lawyers.

Honorees for the annual list are young attorneys who, in their first ten years of practice, have excelled in their profession and among their peers. Kaminski is a litigator whose practice focuses on business litigation, bankruptcy-related litigation and creditors' rights.

Selection for Up & Coming Lawyers is based on criteria including civic involvement and accomplishments. Kaminski serves on the board for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region as their recording secretary. In addition, she is co-vice chair for the Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee of the State Bar of Michigan, on the board of directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, chair of the Debtor/Creditor Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and an executive vice president of the Michigan Chapter of IWIRC. Kaminski is also actively involved in the Turnaround Management Association Network of Women Committee, the Alternative Finance Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Detroit Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Kaminski was nominated by attorney and fellow WLAM board member, Kirsten Silwanowicz, who lauded Kaminski’s accomplishments. “She is an experienced litigator who aggressively represents businesses and business owners in often contentious and complex litigation in both state and federal court,” Silwanowicz stated in her nomination. “She is a role model to young women everywhere and I am not only proud to serve on the board with her, but proud to call her a friend.”

Additionally, Kaminski serves the following community organizations:

  • Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan
  • Detroit Area Art Deco Society
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Michigan University Mock Trial and Moot Court teams
  • Living Arts
  • Michigan Historic Preservation Network

Honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon on December 5, 2019 in Troy. More information about MLW Up and Coming Lawyers can be found at

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