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November 2013

Michael Brenton was the featured legal speaker at the annual Client Education Day presented by CMI, A York Risk Services Company. Mike addressed practical legal perspectives to claim management during the first 48 hours following injury and discussed red flags to suspicious claims.

Brenton Law Group, P.C. ranked in 2014 "Best Law Firms"

Lansing, MI, United States -- Friday, November 01, 2013 -- Brenton Law Group, P.C. has been ranked in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following area:
 
Metropolitan Awards, Tier2, Lansing, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
 
Firms included in the 2014 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.  The 2014 Edition of "Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.
 
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

The rankings in their entirety are available online at
bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

May 2013

Courtney M. Dailey joins Brenton Law Group
as a paralegal.

Courtney M. Dailey


March 2013


Attorney Brenton successfully completed the State Court Administrative Office approved General Civil Mediator Training program.

Attorneys Brenton and Duff participate in the ICLE Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute
Negotiation is key to successful dispute resolution. Mike Brenton and Patrick Duff sharpened their skills through participation in the ICLE Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute. 

February 2013

Attorney Patrick Duff mentors MSU Law students to the final round of regional trial competition in Akron, OH
Attorney/MSU Trial Advocacy Coach Patrick Duff spent the first two months of the new year teaching trial advocacy to two MSU Law students, preparing them to compete in the Texas Young Lawyers Association regional competition in Akron, Ohio.  The case was a murder case involving a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.  The team advanced all the way to the final round of competition, finishing as regional runner-up to Akron University.

Mike Brenton Kickoff Speaker for Annual Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Conference
Mike Brenton served as the kickoff speaker for the annual Michigan Grape and Wine Industry pre-conference at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.  Targeted to individuals who are considering starting a winery, or who have recently entered the wine business, Mike spoke to a packed room about the exciting growth in the Michigan wine industry, and keys to success for those entering the business.

November 2012

Brenton Law Group Earns 2013 National Tier 2 Ranking from U.S. News Best-Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Brenton Law Group PC among 10 Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice Groups in Michigan to achieve “Best Law Firms” recognition.

Attorney Patrick Duff takes MSU Law team to national trial competition in Atlanta
Attorney/MSU Trial Advocacy Coach Patrick Duff took a team of four MSU Law students to compete in the William Daniel Mock Trial Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.  The students tried a case involving an alleged felony murder, committed by way of arson.  Patrick mentored the students on the basics of trial advocacy.   The students learned how to draft and present all facets of a trial, including opening statements, direct and cross examinations, closing arguments, pretrial motions, and evidentiary objections.

September 2012

Michael Brenton honored for seventh consecutive year as a Michigan Super Lawyer
Mr. Brenton is one of only seven Michigan workers' compensation defense lawyers to receive this designation. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  More...

August 2012

Brenton Law Group PC moves into The Business Center
on Kerry Street across from Eastwood Towne Center.  The new address is: 2500 Kerry Street, Suite 101, Lansing, MI 48912.  Telephone: 517-580-8132.

The Business Center











June 2012

Patrick D. Duff joins the Brenton Law Group as a new Associate. More...

Patrick Duff


March 2012

Michael Brenton selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of workers'
compensation law."Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

(Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC.)

April 2011

Michael S. Brenton Receives Honor  Michael S. Brenton, founder and shareholder of the Brenton Law Group PC, was inducted into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers on Saturday April 9th, 2011 in Boston, MA. Mr. Brenton received his Bachelors of Arts from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame University and has been practicing workers’ compensation law for 36 years.

 
The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers has been established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers' compensation. Members have been nominated for the outstanding traits they have developed in their practice of twenty years, or longer, representing plaintiffs, defendants, serving as judges, or acting for the benefit of all in education, overseeing agencies and developing legislation. These individuals have convinced their peers, the bar, bench and public that they possess the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership. They have a commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College and have shown significant evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing, and/or distinguished published writings on Workers’ Compensation or related fields of law. In addition to these characteristics, a Fellow is expected to display the following traits in their day to day practice of workers’ compensation and related fields:
 
  • A Fellow stands out to newer attorneys as a model of professionalism in deportment and advocacy;
  • A Fellow has earned the respect of the bench, opposing counsel and the community;
  • A Fellow displays civility in an adversarial relationship;
  • A Fellow avoids allowing ideological differences to affect civility in negotiations, litigation and other aspects of law practice;
  • A Fellow demonstrates an active interest in resolving issues;
  • A Fellow is a student of the law;
  • A Fellow has a thirst for knowledge in all areas of the law that affects their representation of their clients in Workers’ Compensation or their duties in adjudicating cases brought before them;
  • A Fellow actively participates in the state, local and/or National Bar.


2500 Kerry Street, Suite 101, Lansing, MI 48912 Telephone: (517) 580-8132 Fax: (517) 580-8573
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