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Starr and Benson Author “Initial Considerations: The Defense Perspective” Chapter in the ICLE “Employment Litigation in Michigan” Treatise

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Joseph A. Starr and Trisha M. Benson recently co-authored the first chapter in the Third Edition of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Employment Litigation in Michigan treatise, entitled: “Initial Considerations in the Employment Case: The Defense Perspective”.  See, https://www.icle.org.  Starr and Benson detail the various strategies available to an employer both pre-termination and when defending an administrative claim or a lawsuit.   

The Employment Litigation in Michigan treatise is available both in print and online to ICLE subscribers.  The ICLE is a "leading provider of how-to solutions that harness the wisdom of Michigan's leading practitioners...ICLE boasts a vast network of leading practitioners who contribute to the creation of our content and/or serve in an overall advisory capacity.  ICLE's contributors hail from across Michigan and the country.  They represent the perspective of both small and large firms and of lawyers in every stage of their career.  They are experts in their field and provide ICLE's content with the practical, how-to focus that comes from doing the work every day."

 

Starr Speaks at the ACI EPLI Conference in New York City in January 2016

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On January 29, 2016, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: "The Triangular Relationship of Carriers, Insureds, and Defense Counsel: Defending an EPL Claim, Litigation Guidelines and Billing, Settlement and Agendas, Coverage Issues, Cost Effective Ways to Work Together, Minimizing Ethical Issues, and More," at the 24th Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), in New York City.  The panel included: Jeff Koonankeil (Beazley Group), Kristi Mackin Galletti (XL Insurance), Erin Ringbloom (Allied World Assurance Company) and Joel Hlavaty (Frantz Ward LLP).

The American Conference Institute's EPLI Conference is one of the nation's premiere gatherings and is designed for businesses, attorneys, and insurance professionals who want to make sure they are well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in the EPLI market and equipped to minimize risk exposure and able to manage and defend an increased number of legal claims being filed across the country

 

Starr Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 22nd Edition (2016)

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Joseph A. Starr was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Litigation - Labor and Employment. 

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. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers® received more than 12 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

 

Starr Speaks at the 11th Annual National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit in September 2015

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On September 29 and 30, 2015, Joseph Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: "EPL Risk Management 'Best Practices': From Cradle to Claim,"" at the 11th Annual National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit.  The conference was held at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, CT.  The panel included: Cynthia Heaney, EPL Claims Attorney, AXIS Insurance; and Dawn Alderucci, Assistant Vice President, Claims, XL Catlin Insurance.

ExecuSummit sponsors fresh, high-impact and interactive conferences featuring informative speakers, timely and strategic intelligence, case studies and formal/informal networking opportunities.  For more information about the 11th Annual National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, see: http://www.summit-01.com/1.html.

 

Starr Speaks at the ACI EPLI Conference in New York City in July 2015

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On July 27-28, 2015, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: "Legalized Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, and Bringing Concealed Weapons Into the Workplace: The Implications for Employers and Coverage," at the 23rd Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), in New York City.


The American Conference Institute's EPLI Conference is one of the nation's premiere gatherings and is designed for businesses, attorneys, and insurance professionals who want to make sure they are well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in the EPLI market and equipped to minimize risk exposure and able to manage and defend an increased number of legal claims being filed across the country

 

Starr Butler Announces Benson as a New Partner

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January 1, 2015 -- Starr, Butler, Alexopoulos & Stoner, PLLC announces that its shareholders elected Trisha M. Benson as a new partner with the firm.  

Ms. Benson specializes in the defense of claims related to employment practices liability, employment law, professional liability (including accountant liability and cyber liability) and commercial litigation.  She represents businesses and professionals in trial and pre-trial strategies. Her experience includes representation and counseling regarding malpractice claims, contract claims, non-competition issues, shareholder disputes and trade secret issues.

 

Benson a Speaker at the ACI EPLI Conference in New York City in March 2015

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On March 2-3, 2015, Trisha M. Benson participated in a panel discussion entitled: "Legalized Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, and Bringing Concealed Weapons Into the Workplace: The Implications for Employers and Coverage," at the 22nd Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), in New York City.

The American Conference Institute's EPLI Conference is one of the nation’s premiere gatherings and is designed for businesses, attorneys, and insurance professionals who want to make sure they are well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in the EPLI market and equipped to minimize risk exposure and able to manage and defend an increased number of legal claims being filed across the country

 

Starr Butler Named a Tier 1, National "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® named Starr, Butler, Alexopoulos & Stoner, PLLC a Tier 1, National “Best Law Firm” in the area of Litigation - Labor & Employment for 2015.

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Starr and Benson Named 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers

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Michigan Super Lawyers magazine selected Joseph A. Starr as a 2014 Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor law.  The magazine also selected Trisha M. Benson as a 2014 "Rising Star" in Employment and Labor law.

Super Lawyers magazine annually recognizes only five percent of the lawyers in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through an independent research process which includes twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming lawyers.

Michigan Super Lawyers is published annually in September in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times.

 

 

Starr Speaks at the ACI LPL/Legal Malpractice Conference in November 2014

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On November 19, 2014, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: "Social/interactive Media: Identifying Potential Pitfalls with Social Media and the Impact on Firm Management." The American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims & Litigation at the Carlton Hotel in New York City.


ACI's Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims and Litigation is designed to offer insurers, brokers, attorneys and other risk management professionals valuable insight into how to prevent, manage and defend against the most current legal malpractice claims.

 
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Starr and Benson Author “Initial Conside

Joseph A. Starr and Trisha M. Benson recently co-authored the first chapter in the Third Edition of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Employment Litigation in Michigan treatise, entitled: “Initial ...

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Starr Speaks at the ACI EPLI Conference

On January 29, 2016, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: "The Triangular Relationship of Carriers, Insureds, and Defense Counsel: Defending an EPL Claim, Litigation Guidelines and Billing, Settlement ...

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