SECREST WARDLE is pleased to announce that Executive Partner Derk W. Beckerleg was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the fields of Litigation-Municipal and Municipal Law (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” (The Best Lawyers in America© 2014. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).
Mr. Beckerleg is the Managing Partner of Secrest Wardle’s Municipal Law Department and is the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Auburn Hills, the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bloomfield Hills, the Assistant Township Attorney for the Charter Township of Bloomfield, the Assistant Township Attorney for the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, the Assistant Township Attorney for Southfield Township, and the Assistant Village Attorney for the Village of Bingham Farms. In addition, Mr. Beckerleg represents the following municipalities with respect to their Michigan Tax Tribunal matters: City of Auburn Hills, Charter Township of Bloomfield, City of Bloomfield Hills, Charter Township of Independence, Charter Township of West Bloomfield, Southfield Township, City of Dearborn Heights, Village of Bingham Farms, and the City of Walled Lake.
In addition to his listings in The Best Lawyers in America©, Mr. Beckerleg has consistently been voted for inclusion on the list of Michigan Super Lawyers® by his peers, from 2007 through 2013. He was also recognized on the list of 2012 and 2013 “Top Lawyers” by Metro Detroit’s Dbusiness magazine.
Mr. Beckerleg is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1978, and his Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Law School in 1981. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1982.
To view additional information regarding Mr. Beckerleg or Secrest Wardle, please visit our website at www.secrestwardle.com. To contact Mr. Beckerleg directly, please call 248-851-9500 x2635 or email via email@example.com.