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Clients expect and deserve great service and great results. Therefore, our attorneys always strive to deliver outstanding quality and value in a manner consistent with the highest ethical standards.
Attorney ranking systems are one way to measure excellence within the profession; our 100 attorneys do exceptionally well in rankings, whether ranked by peers or clients:
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In addition, prestigious legal associations have recognized our attorneys for excellence in their fields. As examples, Foster Swift attorneys Allan Claypool, Charles Janssen, and Douglas Mielock have been elected fellows to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel while Webb Smith and Fred Dilley have been named fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Foster Swift has attracted quite a few attorneys who have already had well-established careers with other law firms, courts, businesses and organizations. These include former prosecuting attorneys, in-house counsel and a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Additionally, several of our attorneys have held or currently hold leadership positions in local, state and national bar associations. For example, Dirk Beckwith is currently the president of the Transportation Lawyers Association, Julie Fershtman is the immediate past president for the State Bar of Michigan, and Scott Mandel is the immediate past president of the Ingham County Bar Association.
There are also several distinguished Foster Swift alumni who’ve served the bench or have been recruited to other high profile legal positions after starting their careers at Foster Swift. A prime example is David W. McKeague, who was an attorney in our Lansing office for 20 years. He has been a federal judge since 1992, first on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and, beginning in 2005, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.