The Murray Law Group Honors
The 2016 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers), recognizes The Murray Law Group formerly known as Vercruysse Murray as one of the best Employment Law firms in Michigan. The firm has received this honor annually since 2003. Two of our attorneys - Gregory Murray and Susan Hartmus Hiser have also been recognized by Chambers among a select group of Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers in the state.
Three of our attorneys – Murray, Hiser, and William Altman – have been selected by their peers from across the United States as members of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The same three attorneys together with Gary Fealk are members of the American Employment Law Council. Murray, Hiser, Dorothy Hanigan Basmaji, Debra Auerbach Clephane, Kathleen Saenz Poppenger, and Ronald E. Reynolds are listed in various editions of The Best Lawyers in America.
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit
The Murray Law Group lawyers continue to be honored with peer recognition. Seven of the law firm’s lawyers, Murray, Basmaji, Clephane, Hiser, Altman, Gary S. Fealk and Reynolds were named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list, which recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement through the nomination, research and blue ribbon process. Rising Stars recognition has been given to Naomi N. Oglesby (2013-16) and Mayra V. Rodriguez (2015) by Michigan Super Lawyers. Basmaji was named as the Top 50 Women as well as the Top 25 Women Business in the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers. Murray and Reynolds were named to The Top 100 list of lawyers who received the highest points in the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers blue ribbon process as well as the list of Top 50 Business Lawyers.
Murray, Basmaji, Hiser, Clephane, Altman, and Reynolds were recently named to the “2017 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit” in DBusiness magazine. The Top Lawyers List is compiled based on peer-review ratings. The Murray Law Group lawyers were listed as Top Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law, Litigation - Labor Employment Benefits, Immigration Law, Employee Benefits Law, and Land Use & Zoning.
Basmaji was selected as the 2014 Detroit & 2017 Troy Immigration "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America. Clephane was named 2015 Detroit Immigration "Lawyer of the Year" and Poppenger was honored as the 2016 Detroit Immigration "Lawyer of the Year."
The Murray Law Group has been selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly & the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan as a member of the "Century Club." They are one of the twenty-one law firms honored for demonstrating innovative thinking in long-term retention programs for associates that encourage growth within the law firm; flex-time programs that recognize the importance of work/life balance without jeopardizing or compromising momentum for the partnership track; technology-driven offices that allow associates and partners to work as efficiently outside as inside the building; and recruitment programs that encourage the best and brightest from Michigan law schools to stay and practice law in Michigan.