Best Attorneys of America selected David Sarnacki to be a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member based on his “extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation and ethical standards.” The organization selected and extended invitations to “less than 1% of lawyers in America” to be members of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America.
Entries Categorized as 'The Practice'
November 4, 2015
November 2, 2015
U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America completed its review and professional rating of law firms and announced that The Sarnacki Law Firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan was awarded the Tier 1 ranking in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
September 1, 2015
Business Insider culls 6 writing tips from Bryan Garner’s interview with Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan.
Jacob Shamsian captures the tips as follows (excerpt):
1. Be a good reader — don’t skim
2. Write so normal people can understand you
3. … But don’t dumb yourself down too much
4. Have fun!
5. Explain your reasoning
6. Get feedback from [...]
August 22, 2015
Best Lawyers in America completed its peer-review assessment process and announced that it selected David C. Sarnacki of Grand Rapids, Michigan for its 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Sarnacki’s expertise was confirmed in the following practice areas:
• Collaborative Law: Family Law
• Family Law
• Family Law Mediation
July 10, 2015
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys announced that David Sarnacki of The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC was nominated as one of its “10 Best” family law lawyers for client satisfaction in Michigan. The Institute seeks to recognize excellence through its impartial third-party rating service.
June 11, 2015
The National Advocates invited David Sarnacki of The Sarnacki Law Firm to join its “Top 100″ as part of a premier group of matrimonial and family attorneys in Michigan. Mr. Sarnacki was recognized for exemplifying “superior qualifications and leadership.” The National Advocates’ mission is to seek to promote excellence in the legal profession.
May 5, 2015
The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic software study scheduled for publication in the Washington University Law Review (computer scientists Daniel Rockmore and Keith Carlson, and law [...]
March 31, 2015
David C. Sarnacki, of The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys [...]
November 3, 2014
The Sarnacki Law Firm has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
Who do professionals recommend as one of the best divorce lawyers and divorce lawyers in Grand Rapids?
August 18, 2014
Best Lawyers in America announced that once again, David Sarnacki was selected by judges and lawyers as one of The Best Lawyers in America. He was honored in three practice areas relating to divorce litigation and divorce mediation:
1. Collaborative Law: Family Law.
2. Family Law.
3. Family Law Mediation.
March 30, 2014
On Being highlights the work of Brené Brown and offers us guidance on compassionate criticism.
Mariah Helgeson writes (excerpt):
I’m ready to sit next to you rather than across from you.
I’m willing to put the problem in front of us rather than between us (or sliding it toward you).
November 7, 2013
MLive notes the passing of “one of those great people,” Michael Chielens, Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Michigan, who died of cancer this past weekend.
Sue Thoms writes (excerpt):
“He just had a heart for the underdog and wanted to push back against systems that are just closed doors to people,” said Leslie Curry, the [...]
November 1, 2013
The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC has been awarded a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” The firm’s founder, David C. Sarnacki, practices family law, mediation and collaborative divorce in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in [...]
August 15, 2013
The Best Lawyers in America completed their most recent peer-review selection process, their 20th edition. The confidential survey of Michigan attorneys and judges resulted in the designation of Grand Rapids divorce attorney David C. Sarnacki as one of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Sarnacki was selected as one of the Best Lawyers [...]
July 2, 2013
The New York Times Opinionator reminds us that what’s good for writers is good for us all. When you are “seeking the unknown — the story behind the facts,” the secret is is simple.
Lee Gutkind writes (excerpt):
This is the first lesson for writers — or anyone — who conducts interviews: If you want someone [...]
July 1, 2013
The New York Times recognizes Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and her writing style. The editorial notes her goal of writing so that non-lawyers can understand and her usage of techniques to enhance understanding.
Lincoln Kaplan writes (excerpt):
She is a master of the topic sentence (“A trip back in time begins to show why”) and [...]
May 13, 2013
David C. Sarnacki recently was named a “Leading Lawyer” in Michigan Family Law. His past designations include selection as one of “The Best Lawyers in America,” designation as a “Michigan Super Lawyer,” and acceptance as a fellow in the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Mr. Sarnacki concentrates his practice in the areas of family [...]
February 4, 2013
The Las Vegas Review-Journal spotlighted the Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling allowing a son–an attorney–to represent his father in a divorce action against his mother.
Ed Vogel writes (excerpt):
In the decision written by Justice James Hardesty, the court said that several Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to represent a family member and that “no [...]
Questions, answers: You want answers? I want the truth! You can’t handle the truth! [A Few Good Men (1992)]
January 16, 2013
CNN and all other media outlets have reported on United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas breaking his nearly seven-year silence on Monday during oral arguments.
CNN reported (excerpt): “The next words were hard to hear in the back-and-forth between the justices. But Thomas made a joke about the competence of Yale lawyers [...]
September 19, 2012
David Sarnacki has been selected by attorneys and judges for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition. His peer-review selection includes three areas: Family Law; Family Law Mediation; and Collaborative Law–Family Law.