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Grand Rapids Attorneys in Best Lawyers® 2023

Grand Rapids Attorneys in Best Lawyers® 2023

Ten attorneys from Foster Swift's Grand Rapids office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Firm-wide, 33 Foster Swift attorneys were included.

In addition, three others were listed as “Ones to Watch.” 

*Indicates new addition to the list. Listed attorneys and their areas of practice are as follows:

Karl W. Butterer

Commercial Litigation,
Employment Law-Management

Frederick D. Dilley

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Laura J. Genovich

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Municipal Law

Scott H. Hogan               

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

Mindi M. Johnson

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Lawrence Korolewicz

Insurance Law

Thomas R. TerMaat

Insurance Law

Steven J. Tjapkes

Litigation – Trusts and Estates,
Trusts and Estates

Jack L. Van Coevering

Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law

Lynwood P. VandenBosch

Corporate Law

2023 “Ones to Watch”


Practice Area

Leslie A. Abdoo

Municipal Law

Benjamin C. Dilley*

Commercial Litigation, Securities Regulation

Julie L. Hamlet

Health Care Law

Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" award recognizes individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

“Ones to Watch” awards are given to attorneys that are early in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S.  Recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For more information, visit

1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has provided comprehensive legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. The firm employs nearly 100 attorneys and over 100 support staff in six locations; Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Holland and St. Joseph.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit

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