Southfield Attorneys Selected as 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars”

Southfield, Mich. —Two attorneys from the Southfield office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list while four others have been selected as “Rising Stars.”

*In addition to being listed in Super Lawyers, Julie Fershtman was also listed in the “Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers” and the “Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers”.

The 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers and their area(s) of practice for which they are listed:

Julie I. Fershtman* – Civil Litigation: Defense
Paul J. Millenbach – Business Litigation

The 2021 “Rising Stars” List and their area(s) of practice for which they are listed:

Adam A. Fadly – Civil Litigation: Defense
Joseph B. Gale – Civil Litigation: Defense
Robert A. Hamor – Real Estate
Rachel G. Olney – General Litigation

Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers while the “Rising Stars” list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

Super Lawyers is a research-driven rating system of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes peer nominations, independent research by Super Lawyers and evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys.

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years of age or younger, or been in practice for 10 years or less.

Resource Published to Help Organizations Link to Trending Legal Issues


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. —As Michigan inches closer to 2021, the uncertainty in the coming months can feel overwhelming. In a year with a still ongoing pandemic that has changed our very way of life and has left us wondering what comes next, the need to stay up to date on changes to legal issues is greater than ever.

Recognizing a need for individuals and businesses alike to stay up to date on the latest legal trends to consider in 2020 before going into 2021, Foster Swift created a “2020 Year in Review” resource webpage. The page identifies a number of key topics for individuals and businesses to consider going forward into 2021.

This page will be updated to include the latest articles, videos and other resources provided by attorneys across the firm’s practice groups. Among the many topics addressed will include:

• Business growth opportunities during COVID through mergers & acquisitions
• Current updates to COVID relief, including PPP loan forgiveness
• Business succession planning strategies
• Best practices for debt collection during a pandemic
• The importance of HIPAA compliance

To learn more, be sure to periodically visit the page at

Foster Swift Listed in “Best Law Firms” 2021


LANSING, Mich. — The law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC is included in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is rated a Tier 1 law firm in 25 practice areas with the Lansing office receiving 19 Tier 1 ranked practice areas, with five more Tier 1 rankings for their Grand Rapids office and one more for their Southeast Michigan offices.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. The process includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of additional information provided by law firms regarding demographic and background information on the firm and its attorneys.

To be considered for inclusion on the list, law firms must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. Foster Swift had 44 lawyers included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers.

For a complete list of rankings, visit