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Southfield Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers® 2023

August 18, 2022
Six attorneys from Foster Swift’s Southfield office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Firm-wide, 33 attorneys were included. Each year’s new edition is launched for the following calendar year.

In addition, *Paul J. Millenbach was named a Best Lawyers® 2023 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Detroit and three others were listed as “Ones to Watch”.

Listed attorneys and their areas of practice are as follows:

  • Dirk H. Beckwith – Construction Law
  • Michael R. Blum – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Julie I. Fershtman – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Gilbert M. Frimet – Health Care Law
  • Paul J. Millenbach* – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Brian J. Renaud – Administrative/Regulatory Law

2023 “Ones to Watch”

  • Joseph B. Gale – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Stefania Gismondi – Commercial Litigation
  • Rachel G. Olney – Commercial Litigation

“Ones to Watch” awards are given to attorneys that are early in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. Recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For more information, visit