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Kerr Russell attorneys recognised by Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and Best Lawyers: Ones to watch

28th August 2020

17 attorneys of MSI's Michigan law member Kerr Russell were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. Kerr Russell also had one member named as Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year;"  James E. Tamm was named the Best Lawyers 2021 Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Troy.

Kerr Russell also had three attorneys recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in the practice areas of corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, commercial litigation, and insurance law.

Notably, twelve of the named attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than five years.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote, from around the world, and Best Lawyers have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards are given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. The “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.


Kerr Russell’s 2021 The Best Lawyers in America®

Robert S. Anderson – Immigration Law

Jason W. Bank – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law

James R. Cambridge – Corporate Law

Michael D. Carroll – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction

Mark M. Cunningham – Construction Law

Curtis J. DeRoo – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

John D. Gatti – Tax Law

Patrick J. Haddad – Health Care Law

Fred K. Herrmann – Antitrust Law

Mark C. Knoth – Employment Law – Management

Eric I. Lark – Corporate Law

Brandy Mathie – Real Estate Law

Stephen D. McGraw – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Daniel J. Schulte – Health Care Law

Joanne Geha Swanson – Appellate Practice; Litigation – Antitrust

James E. Tamm – Land Use and Zoning Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; and Municipal Law

Kurt R. Vilders – Real Estate Law


Kerr Russell’s 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Caleb D. Erbert – Corporate Law / Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Ashley E. Racette – Commercial Litigation

Kathleen A. Westfall – Insurance Law

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Established in 1874, Kerr, Russell and Weber has evolved from a small practice in Detroit into a firm of committed, resourceful and respected lawyers with many talents and specialities.

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