Secrest Wardle is proud to announce that five of the Firm’s attorneys have been named to the “2020 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit” list by dbusiness magazine. All five attorneys recognized practice out of Secrest Wardle’s headquarters in Troy. dbusiness polled over 21,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties for their nominations for lawyers in 53 legal specialties. dbusiness magazine is Detroit’s premier business journal.

Derk W. Beckerleg is an Executive Partner and Managing Partner of Secrest Wardle’s Municipal Law Practice Group. Mr. Beckerleg is a member of the Governmental Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups, of which he also serves as Chair. Mr. Beckerleg has been listed in the Municipal Law category.

Nathan J. Edmonds is a Senior Partner and Co-Managing Partner of Secrest Wardle. He is a member of the Firm’s Amusement and Leisure, Motor Vehicle Litigation, Premises Liability, and Property, Fire and Casualty Practice Groups. Mr. Edmonds has been listed in the Litigation – Insurance category.

Daniel P. Makarski is a Senior Partner and member of Secrest Wardle’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Makarski serves as Chair of the Group. He has been listed in the Arbitration and Mediation categories.

Mark E. Morley is a Senior Partner and serves a Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Coverage and Malpractice/Professional Liability Practice Groups. He is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment, Motor Vehicle Litigation, Product Liability, and Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Morley has been listed in the Insurance Law category.

Bruce A. Truex is a Senior Partner, Co-Managing Partner, and President of Secrest Wardle. He is Chair of the Firm’s Commercial and Business Law, Employment, Environmental and Toxic Tort, and Intellectual Property/Advertising Injury Practice Groups. He is also a Chair of the Product Liability Practice Group and a member of the Construction Practice Group. Mr. Truex has been listed in the Environmental Law category.

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