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The Kitch Law Firm Reaches Top 10 Ceiling Smashers

August, 2014

Susan Zitterman, Mark Wisniewski, Richard Joppich

The law firm of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, headquartered in Detroit, was recently ranked number nine of nearly 400 major U.S. based firms surveyed nationally by Law 360, a Lexis/Nexis Company, for its very high percentage of female attorneys at the partner level. The Kitch firm was the only firm in Michigan to reach the Top 25 Ceiling Smashers list.

Law 360 published the results of its Glass Ceiling Report: 2014, on April 21, 2014.  Please note to read the full article, “The 25 Best Law Firms for Female Partners”  the linked story is behind a pay wall on their website at www.law360.com/articles/529420/the-25-best-law-firms-for-female-partners.”

“We are not surprised by this report because our commitment to diversity and our flexibility to fairly meet individual life circumstances, allows us to retain the best attorneys regardless of gender or background; nevertheless, we are very appreciative and flattered that our efforts have been so well-recognized” noted Mark Wisniewski, the Kitch firm’s Chairperson.

Susan Zitterman is a senior partner level Kitch firm attorney who is highly regarded for her appellate work in many high profile Michigan cases. She has for many years served on the Kitch firm’s executive board, and observed about the recognition: “In my more than thirty years with Kitch, our success in achieving legal goals has flowed from our genuine respect for the people that make things work--our clients, our attorneys and our support staff; my sense is that our success in recruiting and retaining female leaders is a product of that genuine respect and appreciation there is no glass ceiling here, for anyone.

With six Great Lakes Region offices, the Kitch firm is a full-service firm with nearly 100 dedicated attorneys. For more than 40 years, the Kitch firm has been a first choice over a broad range of legal needs for individuals and businesses alike in health care, insurance, construction, and intellectual property law and most types of litigation.

Mr. Wisniewski and Ms. Zitterman can be reached at the firm’s Detroit office at (313.965.7900), or contact the firm’s Communication Principal, Richard Joppich at (517.381.7182).