2011 Michigan Super Lawyers® List Recognizes Nine Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff Attorneys
09/16/2011

Representatives include Michael J. Sullivan, Noreen L. Slank, Deborah A. Hebert, Theresa M. Asoklis, Brian D. Einhorn, Janice G. Hildenbrand, Clayton F. Farrell, Timothy F. Casey, and David C. Anderson. Geoffrey M. Brown is among the “Rising Stars."

Online PR News – 16-September-2011 – – For the second consecutive year, nine attorneys from Southfield-based Collins, Einhorn, Farrell and Ulanoff were named to the 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers® list.

Of the nine, Michael J. Sullivan, Noreen L. Slank and Deborah A. Hebert were named among the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers 2011. The trio’s selection as Michigan Super Lawyers also marks the sixth time they have been selected in each of the publication’s years rating attorneys in the state.

Theresa M. Asoklis joined Hebert and Slank on the list of Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers. Other Michigan Super Lawyers selections from the firm include: Brian D. Einhorn, Janice G. Hildenbrand, Clayton F. Farrell, Timothy F. Casey, and David C. Anderson.

Geoffrey M. Brown represents Collins Einhorn on the list as “Rising Stars” for the fourth consecutive year.

Sullivan is a six-time Michigan Super Lawyer selection and three-time honoree among the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers. He has more than 25 years of litigation experience. In the professional liability arena, Sullivan 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.

Like Sullivan, Slank was recognized for the sixth consecutive year among the Michigan Super Lawyers in Michigan while becoming a returning selection among the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers. The Wayne State University Law School alumna also was honored among the Top 50 Women for the fourth year in a row. She has practiced in the state and federal appellate courts since 1980 with an emphasis on the defense of medical and legal malpractice actions, insurance coverage disputes, and the defense of catastrophic personal injury cases.

Hebert is a three-time honoree among the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers and has been selected this year as one of the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers. Hebert’s specialties are appellate litigation and insurance coverage. She has served for nearly 30 years as lead counsel in hundreds of appeals at both the state and federal levels. A considerable portion of her practice today is devoted to insurance coverage, which includes opinion letters as well as declaratory judgment litigation.

Asoklis, a four-time Michigan Super Lawyers selection who also was listed among the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers for the second year in a row, has focused her practice on the defense of legal malpractice 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.

Einhorn has been named among the Michigan Super Lawyers for each of the past five years.
For more than three decades, he has been at the forefront of legal issues affecting lawyers, judges, courts, businesses and insurers. The Wayne State University Law School alum 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.

Hildenbrand is a five-time Michigan Super Lawyers selection. For more than 25 years, the University of Georgia School of Law alumna has represented employers and other defendants in employment, professional liability and general liability actions. Her employment defense practice encompasses both private and public sector employee claims (including claims arising from municipal and school employment) in state and federal court.

Farrell, who was named Michigan Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year, 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.

Casey also is a three-time Michigan Super Lawyers honoree. The St. Louis University School of Law alum has nearly three decades of experience in insurance coverage and indemnity contract matters, including preparing opinions, declaratory judgment actions and other litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. His practice includes a broad range of general liability, construction, environmental, asbestos, toxic torts, automobile, homeowners, professional liability, umbrella/excess and other specialty coverage matters.

Anderson, who earned his second Michigan Super Lawyers selection, 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.

Brown receives distinction from Michigan Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2011 for the fourth consecutive year. His work is focused primarily on the defense of medical and legal malpractice cases at the appellate level. The University of Michigan Law School alum also handles a variety of professional, commercial, and general liability appeals.

The attorneys featured in Michigan Super Lawyers magazine are selected though a multi-step process. Candidates are nominated through a survey of more than 30,000 attorneys, direct contact with law firms and by reviewing trade journals, periodicals, databases and online sources. A blue ribbon panel of the top attorneys in each respective practice area evaluates the candidates. The final selection is then made by dividing the candidates by their firm size and selecting the top five percent.

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.