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05/15/2012 - Six Attorneys Join the Firm

O'Reilly Rancilio P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of the following attorneys who have joined the firm in April of 2012:

Albert C. Addis

Albert C AddisMr. Addis has joined the Firm as "Of-Counsel." Mr. Addis has more than 30 years of experience as a trial attorney in various areas of the law including trucking defense and other personal injury litigation, municipal law and criminal law, including Medicare/Medicaid fraud and criminal negligence cases. Mr. Addis has tried over 100 cases to verdict. He is also well experienced with arbitration as both an attorney for the parties and as an arbitrator.

Mr. Addis continues to serve as general counsel for one of Michigan's major third-party administrators, as counsel to government agencies and as a member of the major insurer's national panel for guidance and representation in the defense of long term care liability cases. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan, and admitted in the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Addis was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2010 and 2011. He received his J.D., cum laude from the Detroit College of Law and B.A., magna cum laude from Oakland University.

Mr. Addis is currently labor counsel for Macomb Township and other municipal bodies.

James C. Thomas

James C ThomasMr. Thomas has joined the Firm as "Of-Counsel." Mr. Thomas has more than 30 years of experience practicing criminal defense in complex federal and state court matters. Mr. Thomas has successfully defended clients in some of Michigan's highest profile white collar criminal matters including healthcare professionals, corporate executives, politicians and professional athletes. He has tried a broad range of significant criminal cases in both federal and state courts, focused on white-collar criminal complex criminal defense. He is well versed in all aspects of health care law and defense of computer crimes and all crimes involving electronic communications.

Mr. Thomas is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 American-Arab Chamber of Commerce "Professional of the Year" Award and the 2007 Gilman Award presented by the Federal Bar Association to the outstanding practitioner in the area of Criminal Law. For his work in the Detroit Terrorism Trial in 2004, he received the "Defender of Justice Award" from the National Trial Lawyers Guild. He also received the "Justice for All Award" from the Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan in 2003.

He received his J.D., from Detroit College of Law and B.S., from Wayne State University.

Thomas D. Esordi

Thomas D EsordiMr. Esordi has joined the Firm as a Shareholder. Mr. Esordi has over 20 years experience in commercial litigation and also has an active municipal and labor law practice.

Mr. Esordi received his J.D., from the University of Detroit School of Law and a A.B., from Kenyon College.

Paul B. Addis

Paul B AddisMr. Addis has joined the Firm as a Shareholder. Mr. Addis focuses his practice on insurance defense, plaintiff personal injury and criminal law and family law.

Mr. Addis received his J.D., from the Michigan State University College of Law and B.S., from Michigan State University.

Michael C. Naughton

Michael C NaughtonMr. Naughton has joined the Firm as "Of-Counsel." Mr. Naughton specializes in complex technological issues in civil and criminal defense litigation. He has worked on many high profile cases involving politicians, defendants and white collar crimes and other criminal defense matters. He was appointed by the Federal Eastern District Court of Michigan to handle technological issues in connection with such matters.

Mr. Naughton was a speaker at the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Annual Conference on technology and the law and was a speaker in Yoshkar Ola, Russia on the topic of human rights views between Russia and American law students.

Mr. Naughton received his J.D., from the University of Detroit-Mercy and his B.A., cum laude from Wayne State University.

David K. Pontes

David K PontesMr. Pontes has joined the Firm as an Associate. Mr. Pontes focuses his practice on insurance defense, criminal defense and family law. He was named a Rising Star in 2011 by Super Lawyers.

Mr. Pontes earned his J.D., from Wayne State University Law School and his B.A., the University of Vermont.