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Varnum Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers® Women in the Law Business Edition

May 11, 2017

Several Varnum attorneys are included in the 2017 Best Lawyers® Women in the Law Spring Business Edition.  

Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected attorney ranking guides to the legal profession, produced the publication in collaboration with the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. The business edition highlights women lawyers recognized in the 23rd (2017) edition of the Best Lawyers in America® and the 2017 women “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across all practice areas in the United States.

Varnum attorneys who were recognized in the publication include:

  • Laura Chappelle – Energy Regulatory Law
  • Marilyn Lankfer – Trusts and Estates
  • Melissa Papke – Real Estate Law
  • Bonnie Sawusch – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Joan Schleef – Banking and Finance Law
  • Elizabeth Wells Skaggs – Labor and Employment Law
  • Pam Tyler – Trusts and Estates
  • Susan Wyngaarden – Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law

Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law is a nonprofit membership association comprised of representatives of women’s initiatives in Chicago and New York offices of law firms and corporations. Its mission is to benefit its member firms and companies and its individual in-house counsel members by providing positive avenues of communication, collaboration and guidance that help members to enhance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women lawyers and support the building, implementation, and continued relevancy of women’s initiatives in law firms and companies.

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