Noreen L. Slank, Michael J. Sullivan, Brian D. Einhorn, Theresa M. Asoklis, Clayton F. Farrell, Donald D. Campbell and David C. Anderson were recognized as being among the best attorneys in their respective practice areas.
This is the seventh consecutive year Best Lawyers has honored Slank. Sullivan, Asoklis, Farrell and Campbell have been named to this list in each of the past four years. Einhorn also is a returning honoree. Anderson earned his first recognition from Best Lawyers.
Slank was honored for her work in Appellate Practice and Insurance Law. Since 1980, the Wayne State University Law School alumna has practiced in the state and federal appellate courts with an emphasis on the defense of medical and legal malpractice actions, insurance coverage disputes, and the defense of catastrophic personal injury cases.
Sullivan was selected for his work in both Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law—Defendants. He has more than 25 years of litigation experience. In the professional liability arena, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alum has defended attorneys, physicians, accountants, architects, engineers, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers and title agents in defense of significant claims involving personal injury, property damage and business loss.
Einhorn joins Sullivan among the lawyers named in Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law—Defendants. He also was recognized for his work in Product Liability Litigation—Defendents. For more than three decades, the Wayne State University Law School alum has been at the forefront of legal issues affecting lawyers, judges, courts, businesses and insurers. Einhorn has litigated numerous court cases and disciplinary proceedings that have shaped Michigan law with issues ranging from lawyers’ potential liability to clients for defamation, to judicial candidates’ free speech rights.
Asoklis appears among the Best Lawyers with Sullivan and Einhorn in Professional Malpractice Law—Defendants. For more than 20 years, she has focused her practice on the professional liability claims, and attorney and judicial disciplinary proceedings for more than 20 years. The Wayne State University Law School alumna also maintains an active general liability defense practice, including claims arising out of auto and trucking accidents, and complex premises liability matters.
Farrell, who represents the firm on this list in the area of Products Liability Litigation—Defendants, concentrates his practice on multi-party, complex litigation, including litigation in the areas of environmental torts, product liability, toxic torts and emerging claims. The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alum’s trial experience spans more than three decades and includes approximately 100 cases to verdict.
Campbell was honored for his work in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. The Wayne State University Law School alum focuses his practice on attorney grievance defense, representation in judicial tenure matters and legal malpractice defense. In addition to his law practice, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law for more than a decade, teaching courses in ethics and criminal law.
Anderson earned recognition in Professional Malpractice Law—Defendants. He focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability claims. For more than a decade, he has successfully defended lawyers, accountants and a variety of insurance and real estate professionals. The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alum also maintains an active general liability defense practice, including claims arising out of product liability matters, automobile liability, as well as complex premises liability matters.
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Founded in 1970, Southfield, Michigan-based Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff, P.C. is a multi-specialty law firm providing clients with legal representation in all aspects of litigation, including, toxic tort, professional liability, commercial litigation and appeals. For more information, visit www.ceflawyers.com.