Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

Lisa Todd
Lisa Todd '15, has been admitted to the Ph.D. program in political science at Wayne State University for fall 2017 semester. Todd earned her master's degree from Eastern Michigan University and her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.

February 25, 2017
Sophie Zhang
Sophie Zhang '15, has joined Bodman's Enterprise Procurement Group in Troy as a staff attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.

February 25, 2017
Michael J. Thomas, LL.M.
Michael J. Thomas, LL.M. '10, wrote "The 401(k) as a Pivotal Point in the Movement Towards Defined Contribution Plans," for the February 2017 New Mexico Lawyer. Read the full article here. Thomas is currently obtaining his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation and is a deputy general counsel at the New Mexico Corrections Department. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

February 25, 2017
Mike Kolasa, LL.M.
Mike Kolasa, LL.M. '94, made a donation to the members of the Ishpeming Ski Club in Ishpeming, Michigan to help fund the replacement of bindings on the skis the team uses for jumping. Kolasa is vice president and trust officer at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust. He earned his J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and his bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University.

February 21, 2017
Joseph A. Richotte
Joseph A. Richotte '07, an attorney and shareholder with Butzel Long in Bloomfield Hills, has been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan's Appellate Practice Section Council. Richotte earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Wayne State University.

February 21, 2017
Nathan D. Dupes
Nathan D. Dupes '11, has been admitted as a member of Bodman in Detroit. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

February 21, 2017
Katherine Razdolsky Rothstein
Katherine Razdolsky Rothstein '07, has been admitted as a member of Bodman in Troy. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

February 21, 2017
Mark T. Sullivan '86, was recently recertified as a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. He also moved his office, The Law Office of Mark T. Sullivan, from Modesto, California to Stockton, California. Sullivan earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

February 21, 2017
Frederick Berg
Frederick Berg '85, was named a 2017 "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is a shareholder with Butzel Long in Detroit. Berg earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

February 21, 2017
James F. Graves
James F. Graves '72, was named a 2017 "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is a partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing. Graves earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

February 9, 2017
Robert E.L. Wright
Robert E.L. Wright '80, founder of The Peace Talks PLC, was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only group of trusted alternative dispute resolution professionals from across the United States. Wright earned a master's degree in psychology from University of Santa Monica and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

February 9, 2017
Roberts Kengis
Roberts Kengis '92, was elected prosecuting attorney for Allegan County, Michigan. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

January 28, 2017
Alicia Birach
Alicia Birach '10, was elected shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC. She works in the firm's Southfield office and is a member of the Workers' Compensation practice group. Birach earned her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

January 28, 2017
Lauren Dunn
Lauren Dunn '10, was elected shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC. where she provides employee benefits counsel for public and private employers out of the firm's Lansing office. She earned her bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

January 28, 2017
Cicely Vaughn
Cicely Vaughn '07, joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC in Detroit as an associate. She earned her masters of public health from Emory University and her bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

January 27, 2017
Gary Kravitz, LL. M.
Gary Kravitz, LL. M. '07, was promoted to shareholder at Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC in Southfield. He earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1993 and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1990.

January 26, 2017
Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt '74, was selected for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Labor & Employment Section. Pitt is co-founding partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers in Royal Oak. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1971.

January 25, 2017
Stephen Ross
Stephen Ross '65, founded the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, which opened a regional office in Detroit. Ross, a real estate developer, philanthropist and owner of the Miami Dolphins, earned his master of laws in taxation from New York University School of Law and his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

January 20, 2017
Rasul Raheem
Rasul Raheem '84, LL. M. '03, joined Plunkett Cooney in Bloomfield Hills as a senior attorney in the Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group. He focuses his practice in all aspects of banking law, as well as business transactions and regulatory law. Raheem earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

January 9, 2017
Becky Loyer
Becky Loyer '16, and her husband Craig, opened HandCrafted, a store specializing in handmade goods and craft classes, in Riverview, Michigan. Loyer earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wayne State University.

January 8, 2017

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