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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Joel BowersJoel Bowers, '07, was elected a partner in the South Bend office of Barnes & Thornburg. He is a member of the firm's Environmental and Litigation Departments.
    November 21, 2014

  • Neil RockindNeil Rockind, '93, founder of criminal defense firm Neil Rockind PC, is a contributing author for Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions, a book slated for release in December 2014 by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Rockind authored information for the "Narcotics" chapter of the book, specifically the sections on criminal elements, penalties, lesser included offenses and practice strategies and tips.
    November 20, 2014

  • Timothy WittebortTimothy Wittebort, '88, was interviewed about emergency manager law for an Asked and Answered column in the Detroit Legal News.
    November 20, 2014

  • Kreuza GjeziKreuza Gjezi, '07, has joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's immigration and litigation department. Gjezi will represent individuals, families, and businesses worldwide in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State and in federal court.  
    November 19, 2014

  • Michelle CrockettMichelle Crockett, '00, rejoined Miller Canfield as director of professional development, a new position at the firm focused on human capital. She has also resumed her labor and employment law practice.
    November 17, 2014

  • Stuart SherrStuart Sherr, '81, was appointed mayor pro tem of Bloomfield Hills. Sherr is vice president of Sherr Development Corp. and has been a Bloomfield Hills city commissioner since December 2012.
    November 17, 2014

  • Stuart ShermanStuart Sherman, '90, was elected mayor of Birmingham by his fellow commissioners. He previously was a member of Birmingham's Board of Review and sat on the Ad Hoc Sewer Committee. Sherman currently sits on the Joint Senior Services Committee and the Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority, and is a member of the Birmingham Sewer Lateral and Water Line Replacement Community Group. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at Wayne Law.
    November 17, 2014

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, was interviewed about tort reform for an Asked and Answered column in the Detroit Legal News.
    November 13, 2014

  • Kaitlyn MorinKaitlyn Morin, '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

  • Patrick TullyPatrick Tully, '14, was hired as an attorney at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

  • Courtney WilliamsCourtney Williams, '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M., founder of Nemeth Law PC, has been selected to join the board of directors of the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
    November 11, 2014

  • Anna BuddeAnna Budde, '96, joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn as a partner in its intellectual property department in Ann Arbor. She has 20 years of experience.
    November 10, 2014

  • Michael WitzkeMichael Witzke, '89, has joined the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins as a member in the firm's Private Client Department.
    November 7, 2014

  • Rachel HeltonRachel Helton, '00, was elected to a six-year term on the Trenton school board.
    November 7, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, reported that her firm, Nemeth Law PC, was recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of "Best Law Firms" in the category of employment law - management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 182 major U.S. markets in eight states.
    November 5, 2014

  • Sarah LincolnSarah Lincoln, '00, assistant Calhoun County prosecutor, was elected to a six-year term as a 37th Circuit Court judge. She is the first woman elected to the court in more than 50 years.
    November 5, 2014

  • Patrick Conlin Jr.Patrick Conlin Jr., '97, of Keusch Flintoft & Conlin PC was elected to the Washtenaw County Circuit Court.
    November 5, 2014

  • Gary PetersGary Peters, '89, was elected to the U.S. Senate.
    November 5, 2014

  • Linda BurwellLinda Burwell, '85, reported that her firm, National Employment Counsel PLLC, was recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of "Best Law Firms" in the category of employment law. She was selected individually for inclusion in the 21st edition of the Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the areas of employment law - management, labor law - management, and litigation - labor and employment in late August. She also was recognized by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in employment law: management and labor law: management and named a 2015 DBusiness Top Lawyer in September.
    November 5, 2014