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Making our communities safer, healthier and happier places is important to everyone in our firm. This is our home, too. We volunteer professionally and personally to support the many good things taking place in our area. In this section, we will keep you updated on our staff, new practice areas and services, our community involvements and the issues that impact your safety and health. Please check here for the latest news.
Barry Conybeare Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers has named Barry Conybeare the 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan). He practices all aspects of personal injury law, including: auto collisions; medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice; product liability; insurance claims; and other injury cases. He is the owner of Conybeare Law Office, P.C. in St. Joseph, Michigan.
Teens & Winter Driving
The holidays are over, but winter weather is not. Above freezing daytime temperatures with rain can be deceiving, especially for inexperienced teen drivers. As the temperature drops at night, wet roads turn into icy roads and can also lead to black ice in the morning while teen drivers are making their way to school.
Bar Association thankful for Berrien County bailiffs
As Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays approach, the lawyers of Berrien County express their thanks and appreciation for the Berrien County Courthouse bailiffs. Our profession has the unique opportunity to see their hard work at our courthouses in St. Joseph and Niles. They treat us and our clients with courtesy and kindness, even under stressful times. They assist with paperwork, locate people and files, and keep the busy court dockets organized for efficient adjudication. They manage conflict and delicate personal matters by displaying respect to everyone.
Conybeare Law Office Selected for 2017 “Best Law Firms” List
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” list has been released, and St. Joseph’s Conybeare Law Office is again a Best Law Firm - Metropolitan Tier 1 - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation for the Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan Region). Conybeare Law Office was initially eligible for selection based on the longtime recognition of Barry Conybeare and Michael Marrs in the “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Additional Insurance Coverage Options Keep You Protected
A basic no-fault insurance policy has state mandated coverage in three parts: personal injury protection, property protection, and residual bodily injury/property damage liability insurance. It does not pay for vehicle repairs, replacement of stolen vehicles, or “mini-tort” liability. Your policy is also limited by the amount of coverage you choose to purchase.
Bob Ehrenberg Chairs Distinguished Alumni Award Committee - Calls for 2017 Nominations
Attorney Bob Ehrenberg is now the Chairman of the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award Committee. Founded in 2012, the award honors exemplary St. Joseph High School Alumni who have excelled in their professions locally, nationally, and internationally, and have made significant contributions to their communities. Past honorees include Richard Dyer, William Gillespie, Robert VanAntwerp, and Jay Schadler. Nominations for the 2017 Award can be made until December 15, 2016.