Secrest Wardle is pleased to announce that six of the Firm’s attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2020. Congratulations to Thomas J. Azoni, Derk W. Beckerleg, Nathan J. Edmonds, Daniel P. Makarski, Mark E. Morley, and Bruce A. Truex! All six attorneys are located in the Firm’s Troy office and have been listed in their respective categories in Troy, Michigan.

Thomas J. Azoni is listed in the Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants categories. Mr. Azoni is a Senior Partner at Secrest Wardle. He is a member of the Firm’s Amusement and Leisure, General Negligence, Motor Vehicle Litigation, Premises Liability, and Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation Practice Groups. Thomas Azoni serves as Chair of the General Negligence Practice Group and as a Chair of the Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group.

Derk W. Beckerleg is listed in the Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal, and Municipal Law categories. Mr. Beckerleg is an Executive Partner at Secrest Wardle. He is a member and Chair of the Firm’s Governmental Litigation, Municipal, and Real Estate Practice Groups. Mr. Beckerleg serves as the Managing Partner of the Municipal Law Practice Group. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for 10 years and is also the recipient of the Best Lawyers 2020 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning-Troy, Michigan “Lawyer of the Year” Award.

Nathan J. Edmonds is listed in the Litigation – Insurance category. Mr. 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.

Daniel P. Makarski is listed in the Arbitration, Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance categories. Mr. Makarski is a Senior Partner at Secrest Wardle. He is a member of the Firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and serves as Chair of the Group. Additionally, Daniel Makarski is the recipient of the Best Lawyers 2020 Litigation – Insurance-Troy, Michigan “Lawyer of the Year” Award.

Mark E. Morley is listed in the Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Insurance, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants categories. Mr. Morley is a Senior Partner at Secrest Wardle. He is a member of the Firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance Coverage, Malpractice/Professional Liability, Motor Vehicle Litigation, Product Liability, and Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation Practice Groups. Mark Morley serves as Chair of the Insurance Coverage and Malpractice/Professional Liability Practice Groups. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for 5 years.

Bruce A. Truex is listed in the Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants categories. Mr. Truex is a Senior Partner, President, and Co-Managing Partner of Secrest Wardle. He is a member and serves as Chair of the Firm’s Commercial and Business Law, Employment, Environmental and Toxic Tort, and Product Liability Practice Groups. He additionally serves as a Chair of the Intellectual Property/Advertising Injury Practice Group, and is a member of the Construction Practice Group.

Secrest Wardle is a law firm specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal, and commercial clients headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with additional offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing. For additional information, please visit www.secrestwardle.com.