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Varnum Attorneys Receive Special Recognition by Best Lawyers®

August 19, 2019

Each year, The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes a Lawyer of the Year for each of the legal practice areas for which it rates attorneys. For 2020, eight Varnum attorneys have been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in their respective areas of practice.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the Year, making this accolade particularly significant.

Varnum attorneys who have been recognized by their peers as Lawyer of the Year for 2020 are:

  • Timothy E. Eagle: Trademark Law, Grand Rapids
  • Dennis M. Devaney: Labor Law – Management, Detroit
  • Richard T. Hewlett: Litigation – Construction, Novi
  • Richard A. Hooker: Litigation – Labor and Employment, Novi
  • Randall W. Kraker: Land Use and Zoning, Grand Rapids
  • Paul L.B. McKenney: Tax Law, Novi
  • Lawrence J. Murphy: Employment Law – Management, Grand Rapids
  • Eric J. Schneidewind: Energy Regulatory Law, Lansing

Best Lawyers® began designating Lawyers of the Year in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009.

According to Best Lawyers®: "Lawyers being honored as Lawyer of the Year are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity."

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