Mary Jo Larson Honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as One of the Leading “Women in the Law”

LarsonWarner Norcross & Judd LLP partner Mary Jo Larson has been honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2013 “Women in the Law.” The award, which will be presented in a special ceremony in Detroit on Sept. 26, recognizes the contributions of 25 leading women attorneys across the state. Nominators were asked to comment on four areas:

  • Excellence in the practice of law
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Volunteerism
Larson’s nomination letter read, in part: “Mary Jo paved the way for many women attorneys in the industry. Having homeschooled her own children, she is a strong proponent of achieving balance with professional and personal goals. She reminds those she mentors of the need to nurture themselves and their families when making key choices.”

Larson concentrates her practices in employee benefits law, with a focus on 401(k)s, pension plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and executive compensation. With more than 30 years of experience, she has been widely recognized for her expertise in employee benefits in Michigan.

She has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Larson has been named one of the Top 100 Michigan Lawyers and Top 50 Women Michigan Lawyers by Michigan Super Lawyers. She is ranked by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers and received a number one ranking in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation area. In addition, Larson has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2001.

Larson’s work to establish a dialogue on race and diversity among business leaders in Detroit earned her and her colleagues the Emerging Leadership Award from Leadership Detroit – the first time the organization has ever recognized a group for leadership and community involvement.

She is a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of Michigan.

Active in the community, Larson serves on the boards of Forgotten Harvest, America’s largest food rescue organization, and Quest University, Canada’s first independent, non-profit liberal arts and sciences university. She has been an active member of Inforum Michigan since 2005.