A statewide legal publication has honored support staff members from three area law firms for their behind-the-scenes work.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly recently selected 20 staffers from around the state to be part of its inaugural “Unsung Legal Heroes” class.
The new program honors law firm employees who “have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty” in their work, often behind the scenes.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected the winning legal support professionals from eight categories, including law librarian, paralegals, legal secretaries, firm administrators, information technology, legal education and legal marketing.
2017 West Michigan honorees:
Tamara Bergstrom, Varnum, legal marketing
Sara Burr, Varnum, legal secretary
David Ghareeb, Varnum, information technology
Jodi Johnson, Varnum, legal secretary
Laura Harner, Varnum, paralegal
Maria Schmidt, Hewson & Van Hellemont, legal secretary
Mary St. Clair, Warner Norcross & Judd, legal secretary
The complete list of winners can be found online.
With more than 160 attorneys in eight Michigan offices, Varnum serves as counsel to individuals, businesses and institutions throughout Michigan and the Midwest.
Hewson & Van Hellemont
Opened in 2010, the Grand Rapids office of Hewson & Van Hellemont provides legal services in the areas of subrogation, workers’ compensation, insurance defense and more.
The firm also has offices in Oak Park and Fort Myers, Florida.
Warner Norcross & Judd
Established in 1931, Warner Norcross & Judd is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Southfield, Clinton Township, Midland, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Holland and Lansing.