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18 Attorneys Selected to 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars”

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September 18, 2020

LANSING, Mich. —11 lawyers from Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list while 7 have been selected as "Rising Stars.” 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.

2020 Michigan Super Lawyers and their area(s) of practice for which they are listed:


  • Dirk H. Beckwith, Business Litigation
  • Julie I. Fershtman, Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Paul J. Millenbach, Business Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • Frederick D. Dilley, General Litigation


  • Charles E. Barbieri, Envrionmental
  • Richard C. Kraus, Appellate
  • Scott L. Mandel, Business Litigation
  • Douglas A. Mielock, Estate & Probate
  • Patricia J. Scott, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Webb A. Smith, Business Litigation
  • Scott A. Storey, Energy & Resources

2020 "Rising Stars" List and their area(s) of practice for which they are listed:


  • Alicia W. Birach, Workers’ Compensation
  • Adam A. Fadly, Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Joseph B. Gale, Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Rachel G. Olney, General Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • Laura J. Genovich, Bankruptcy: Business


  • Zachary W. Behler, Business Litigation
  • Allison M. Collins, Insurance Coverage

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 have been in practice for 10 years or less.