Growth in medical malpractice law, corporate law means more jobs at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

As law firm Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge rounds out specific practice areas and looks to grow others, new attorney positions have opened up.

The firm's 92 attorneys work out of four offices across Lower Michigan: the firm's headquarters in the renovated Ledyard Building in downtown Grand Rapids, and outlying offices in Ann Arbor, Traverse City, and Muskegon.

Two new attorneys will join the medical malpractice area in Grand Rapids, two more will join the Ann Arbor medical malpractice group, and a new shareholder in the corporate and real estate practices comes aboard next month.

These new hires, along with the addition of some seven attorneys in the past 16 months, keep Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge moving forward by having the right people in place at the right time, says Chief Operating Officer Lori Gibson.

"It's an exciting time here," says Gibson. "We are evolving and growing as a firm, and we are expanding and rounding out our practices in certain areas. I'm just thrilled about the new people coming on; these are some fantastic hires, and we're very excited about them."

When asked if there are any other immediate openings for newly graduated or experienced attorneys, Gibson says that the firm's focus is to get these new hires comfortable with the company culture and actively serving clients.

"With a firm our size, bringing on five new people in the next month or so, that's a lot," Gibson says. "We need to get those folks onboard, get them trained and integrated into the firm. But we have some areas that we would like to enhance, so we're keeping our eyes open and if the right person comes along we'll talk them."

Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor

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