Press Releases | 10/16/2012

Twelve Brooks Kushman Attorneys Selected as DBusiness “Top Lawyers” for 2013


Southfield, Mich., October 16, 2012 – Intellectual property law firm Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce that 12 of the firm`s attorneys have been recognized as “2013 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine. The annual list honors the top attorneys in the metro Detroit area in various areas of practice. This is the first time ever that Brooks Kushman has had 12 attorneys named to the list – and this is the largest number of attorneys among any one law firm on the Intellectual Property list.

Brooks Kushman President Mark A. Cantor, along with Frank A. Angileri and Hope V. Shovein were each honored on the list for the third consecutive year. John M. Halan was honored for the second consecutive year.

The complete list of Brooks Kushman attorneys honored as “2013 Top Lawyers” follows:

Mark A. Cantor
Frank A. Angileri
John M. Halan
Earl J. LaFontaine
Robyn S. Lederman
John S. LeRoy
Marc Lorelli
Matthew R. Mowers
John E. Nemazi
Sangeeta G. Shah
Hope V. Shovein
Mark E. Stuenkel

According to DBusiness magazine, the “2013 Top Lawyers” listing is based on more than 15,000 surveys from private attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties. The respondents, all of whom were in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, were asked to rate the top lawyers within 49 specialized practice areas. For the poll, lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys in a given specialty, with particular emphasis given to lawyers chosen by attorneys outside their firm and prior honorees.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983 by five IP attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. ( is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with offices across the nation. Since its inception, the firm has grown to more than 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts six U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications. Brooks Kushman is: a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; on the Law360 Intellectual Property 100 List; a “Best at Client Focus” firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 100, according to IP Law & Business.

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