The Firm has been recognized in Corp America's 2016 Legal Elite Awards receiving awards as "Most Highly Regarded Litigation Firm - Michigan" and "Best Zoning & Land Use Defense - Michigan."
In April 2016, Marcelyn A. Stepanski was honored in Washington D.C. by the International Municipal Lawyers Association with its Amicus Service Award for preparation of an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court.
The Johnson Rosati employment group successfully defended a municipal employer in a lawsuit filed by a former employee raising claims of disability discrimination and retaliation. On October 30, 2015, the Tuscola County Circuit Court issued summary disposition in favor the defendant-employer. The motion, briefed and argued by Laura Bailey Brown, was granted in full.
Dan Klemptner and Ken Galica successfully defended three police officers in a use-of-force lawsuit. After a week-long trial, a unanimous jury returned a verdict of “no-cause” against the three defendants. Plaintiff demanded 1 million dollars to settle the case before trial began. Mr. Klemptner and Mr. Galica attributed their success to the police witnesses’ diligent pre-trial preparation, and the officers’ ability to explain the reasons behind their actions to a very carefully selected jury.
Dan Klemptner and Ken Galica received a “no-cause” verdict from a unanimous jury in a police misconduct lawsuit. The Defendant-Police Officer was alleged to have used excessive force while arresting a young male. The plaintiff also accused the Officer of using racial slurs during their encounter. Plaintiff’s counsel requested approximately 3 million dollars in damages at the conclusion of the six-day trial. Mr. Klemptner and Mr. Galica attributed their success to focused witness preparation and an organized presentation of the evidence to the jury in a manner that allowed the jurors to fairly view the facts and circumstances from the Officers’ perspective.