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CHRISTENSEN LAW Honors and Awards

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE AT WORK

We’re pleased to share the recent accolades and honors awarded to our talented team of trial attorneys. Our lawyers work extremely hard, dedicated to the long hours and arduous effort of defending our clients’ rights to be heard and to fair compensation. We’re proud of their efforts and most importantly, how their work benefits our clients, safeguarding their futures and providing for their needs. Well done, team!

STEPHANIE ARNDT, THOMAS ECONOMY, AND SARAH STEMPKY-KIME

Super Lawyers 2023

Stephanie Arndt, Thomas Economy, and Sarah Stempky-Kime have been selected to the 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers list! Every year, the Super Lawyers research team at Thomson Reuters identifies and honors a limited group of attorneys who have demonstrated unparalleled excellence in their practice areas. We’re proud to share that our lawyers’ dedication and expertise have earned them this prestigious recognition

 

 

NORA HANNA AND DUSTIN HOFF

Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2023

Christensen Law trial attorneys Nora Hanna and Dustin Hoff have been named to the 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list! No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

 

NORA HANNA AND DUSTIN HOFF

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2024

Nora Hanna and Dustin Hoff have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America! The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards honor highlight the esteemed careers of lawyers rising up in the legal profession. Attorneys recognized are in the earlier stages of their careers, eligible in their fifth through tenth years of practice. This year’s edition resulted from 2.5 million confidential evaluations from over 33,000 peers. Nora Hanna and Dustin Hoff are recognized in the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs practice area, with Nora also listed in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Civil Rights Law, both in Southfield, Michigan.

 

 

DAVE CHRISTENSEN, SARAH STEMPKY-KIME, AND TOM ECONOMY

Best Lawyers 2024

Trial attorneys Dave Christensen, Sarah Stempky-Kime, and Tom Economy have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®! While preparing for the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed to identify top legal talent, as determined by their peers. The distinguished attorneys featured on the list are thoughtfully categorized based on their geographic location and specialized practice areas. Our lawyers have all been recognized in the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs practice area in Southfield, Michigan.

 

NORA HANNA

Appointed to the Michigan Association of Justice (MAJ) Executive Board

Nora Hanna, trial attorney, has been named to the Michigan Association of Justice (MAJ) Executive Board. The MAJ is a non-profit membership association dedicated to promoting a fair and effective justice system. They aim to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in Michigan’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Learn more about Nora.

 

 

SARAH STEMPKY-KIME

Appointed to State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Council

Managing partner, Sarah Stempky-Kime, has been named to the Michigan State Bar Negligence Section Council. The Negligence Law Section studies the procedures, rules, and statutes that embody the law of negligence to encourage scholarship among its members and unwaveringly promote the fair, equitable, and speedy administration of  negligence litigation in the Michigan trial and appellate courts. The representatives and officers of the council are dedicated to serving its members by improving the quality of legal services. Learn more about Sarah.

 

 

2023 DBusiness Top Corporate Culture Awards Finalist

DBusiness 2023

Christensen Law has been named a 2023 DBusiness Top Corporate Culture Awards finalist. DBusiness surveys thousands of employees on a number of important workplace topics. The results of this survey determine finalists among 10 categories, whom will be recognized in DBusiness magazine and awarded at a celebratory event. Winners will be announced at the event on March 1, 2023 at the Daxton Hotel in Birmingham.

Learn more about the Top Corporate Culture Awards.

 

 

 

CHRISTENSEN LAW – BEST LAW FIRMS 2023

Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2023 – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Detroit

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

 

 

TOM ECONOMY

Leaders in the Law 2022

Trial attorney Tom Economy was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s (MILW) Leaders in the Law Class of 2022. Lawyers receiving this honor have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and set an example for other attorneys. They have shown tremendous leadership and offer a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of the law. Congratulations, Tom! Learn more about his practice.

 

 

 

SARAH STEMPKY-KIME

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” 2023 – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Detroit

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Learn more about Sarah.

 

 

DAVE CHRISTENSEN, SARAH STEMPKY-KIME, AND TOM ECONOMY

Best Lawyers 2023

Trial attorneys Dave Christensen, Sarah Stempky-Kime, and Tom Economy have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®! More than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Our attorneys have all been recognized in Southfield, Michigan in the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs practice area.

 

SARAH STEMPKY-KIME & TOM ECONOMY

Super Lawyers 2022

Managing Partner and trial attorney, Sarah Stempky-Kime, and trial attorney, Tom Economy have been selected to the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list! Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

 

NORA HANNA & DUSTIN HOFF

Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2022

Trial attorneys Nora Hanna and Dustin Hoff have been selected to the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

 

SARAH STEMPKY-KIME

Influential Women of Law 2022

Managing Partner Sarah Stempky-Kime was selected to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s (MILW) Influential Women of Law Class of 2022. Attorneys selected to this class have shown commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders, serve as mentors to others, and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono initiatives. Join us in congratulating her on this honorable achievement! Learn more about Sarah.

 

DAVE CHRISTENSEN Dave Christensen - Christensen Law - 2022 AV Preeminent Rating

The Gold Standard in Attorney Ratings

Congrats go out to Dave Christensen for receiving the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell again for 2022. Only 10% of all US attorneys hold this rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. Martindale-Hubbell recognizes lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Individuals seeking legal counsel, as well as attorneys looking to refer a colleague, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer. Congratulations, Dave, for your continued commitment to excellence!

 

Tom Economy Christensen Law Top 100 Civil Plaintiff LawyersTOM ECONOMY

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

An invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys who demonstrate leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards. Top 100 members posses the knowledge, skill, experience, and success held by only the finest lawyers in the US.

 

DEBORAH TONELLIDeb Tonelli- Christensen Law - Women in the Law 2021

Women in the Law 2021

Deb recently received top accolades, selected as a member of the 2021 class of MILW’s Women in the Law. This award recognizes women who have made a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders, serve as mentors to others, and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono initiatives. Congratulations, Deb! Read more about Deb.

 

 

DUSTIN HOFF

Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021

Dustin’s commitment to his clients and successful work at trial has again resulted in being lauded as a Rising Star for 2021 by Super Lawyers. He has personally handled hundreds of cases during the pandemic year, and continues to work with trial partners Tom and Dave on major cases in 2021.

 

 

 

SARAH STEMPKY-KIME

Once again, Sarah has been recognized and named to the 2021 class of Super Lawyers in the state of Michigan. Sarah continues to be recognized as a top-performing trial attorney, one of few women who have achieved the distinction. Read more about Sarah.

 

 

TOM ECONOMY

Super Lawyers recognized Tom Economy for excellence in the profession. A highly experienced trial attorney, Tom has won numerous successful verdicts for his clients, ensuring their futures are safeguarded. Read more about Tom.

 

 

 

Christensen Law's Dustin Hoff Named to MILW Up & Coming Class of 2021

DUSTIN HOFF

On May 3rd, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named Dustin Hoff to the Up & Coming Lawyers Class of 2021. This program honors Michigan lawyers who have established a name for themselves by displaying the ambition, drive, and accomplishments that set them apart from their peers in their first 10 years in practice.  The virtual recognition awards ceremony will honor the Class of 2021 on June 10, 2021.  Watch the online award program.

 

DAVID CHRISTENSEN David Christensen Wins Hall of Fame Awaed 2021

On April 13th, Dave was inducted into the 2021 Hall of Fame by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

This special award recognizes esteemed members of the legal profession who have been in practice for at least 30 years or have reached the age of 60 or older. These lawyers truly are legends, making their mark in the courtroom or the boardroom, in their firms and with community organizations, and with local, state, and national bar associations. With their guidance and mentorship, they have launched hundreds of thriving legal careers and have left an indelible imprint on the profession through precedent-setting cases, high-dollar outcomes, and successful resolutions for their clients. Read why Dave was selected.

Christensen Law Sarah Stempky Kime wins top award 2021

 

SARAH STEMPKY-KIME

Managing Attorney, Sarah Stempky-Kime, was also recently lauded by Lawyers of Distinction, named to their Top Rated Lawyers of 2021 (Michigan).  Sarah is a highly respected and successful trial attorney, who approaches every case with compassion. Learn more about Sarah.

 

Christensen Law Dustin Hoff Rising Star 2021

 

DUSTIN HOFF

Attorney Dustin Hoff was once again named by Super Lawyers to its 2021 Rising Stars list. Dustin has an impressive track record of positive outcomes in both settlements and jury trials for our clients. Read more about Dustin.