Nine Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers® List Brown, Graves Selected as Rising Stars

Detroit, MI, September 25, 2010 --( Super Lawyers® magazine recognized nine attorneys from Southfield-based Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff ( for inclusion on the 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list.

Of the nine, Noreen Slank and Michael Sullivan were named among the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers 2010. Theresa Asoklis and Deborah Hebert joined Slank on the list of Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers. Other Michigan Super Lawyers selections from the firm include: David Anderson, Timothy F. Casey, Brian Einhorn, Clay Farrell and Janice Hildenbrand. Geoffrey Brown and Melissa Graves represent Collins Einhorn on the list as “Rising Stars.”

Slank was recognized for the fifth consecutive year among the Michigan Super Lawyers in Michigan. 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.

Like Slank, Sullivan is a five-time Michigan Super Lawyer selection. He has more than 25 years of litigation and trial 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.

Asoklis has focused her practice on the defense of professional 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.

For more than two decades, Hebert has served as lead counsel in hundreds of appeals at both the state and federal levels. In the early 1990’s, she developed an interest in insurance coverage law and now devotes a significant portion of her practice to preparing coverage opinions and drafting dispositive motions and appeal briefs in declaratory judgment actions.

Anderson focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability claims. For more than 12 years, he has successfully defended lawyers, accountants, and a variety of insurance and real estate professionals.

Casey 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, umbrella/excess and other specialty coverage matters.

For more than three decades, Einhorn, who also earned honor as a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008 and 2009, 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.

Farrell 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.

For over 25 years Hildenbrand 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. She is a four-time Michigan Super Lawyers selection.

Brown receives distinction from Michigan Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2010 for the third year in a row. His work is focused primarily on defense of medical and legal malpractice cases at the appellate level.

Graves, who has represented both attorneys and healthcare professionals, focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability claims. She also is involved in the defense of general liability matters.

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 5 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

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Mike Ingberg