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Troy, Mich.—July 12, 2023—Intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce that six firm attorneys have been named Leading Lawyers this year.  Fewer than 5% of Michigan’s licensed attorneys are awarded this accolade.

The following attorneys have been granted this honor, along with their categories of distinction:

Fishman Stewart founding members Michael D. Fishman and Michael B. Stewart were first recognized in 2014, shortly after Leading Lawyers began surveying attorneys across the state of Michigan. In addition, both are members of the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. To be considered for the board, candidates are required to have an exceptional number of recommendations from their Michigan peers, an impeccable reputation for professionalism, and a knowledge of lawyers in their area of law and region of the state.

Coming in August, the 2023 Leading Lawyers will be highlighted in a special advertising section in DBusiness magazine’s Detroit 500 Most Powerful Leaders issue—which comprises a comprehensive list of the most powerful executives in more than 30 industries across metro Detroit and Michigan. In addition, Julie Greenberg and Barbara Mandell were listed as Leading Lawyers Top Women Leaders in the July/August issue of DBusiness.

Leading Lawyers, a division of the Law Bulletin Media, surveys thousands of attorneys statewide to identify lawyers most often recommended by their peers. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm, nor buy this distinction. Fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in a given state can be named a Leading Lawyer. Learn more at

About Fishman Stewart PLLC
Fishman Stewart helps turn client creativity into valuable intellectual capital. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademark registrations and represented clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives, Fishman Stewart attorneys develop IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies to safeguard their business assets throughout the world. To discover how Fishman Stewart leverages intellectual property to effectively increase enterprise value, visit