Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

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
Nanci Grant
Nanci Grant '89, and the Oakland County Combat Veterans Treatment Court, a program she developed in 2013 to help veterans, were featured in Detroit Jewish News. Read the full article here. Grant, chief judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court, earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

January 8, 2017
Daniel W. Borst
Daniel W. Borst '07, was named a partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids, where he focuses his practice on estate planning for individuals, families and those with family-owned businesses. He earned his bachelor's degree from Calvin College.

January 4, 2017
Matthew Abel
Matthew Abel '85, has been elected to the State Bar of Michigan Marijuana Law Section Council. He also is a board member of the National Cannabis Bar Association and was re-elected to the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan. He is senior partner at Cannabis Council PLC in Detroit, and is executive director of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Abel earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from Central Michigan University.

January 4, 2017
Timothy C. Bradley
Timothy C. Bradley '08, was named a shareholder at Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC in Birmingham, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property law. Bradley earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.

January 4, 2017
Benjamin M. Glazebrook
Benjamin M. Glazebrook '06, was named a shareholder of Plunkett Cooney in Detroit, where he focuses his practice on first- and third-party motor vehicle liability claims. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

January 4, 2017
Alexander Ayar
Alexander Ayar '06, a shareholder with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC in Southfield, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Ayar earned his bachelor's degree from Oakland University.

December 21, 2016
Alexander Blum
Alexander Blum '10, an attorney with Mantese Honigman PC in Troy, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Blum earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago.

December 21, 2016
Joshua Borson
Joshua Borson '13, an associate with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC in Southfield, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Borson earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

December 21, 2016
Meredith Cohen
Meredith Cohen '10, management analyst for the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Cohen earned her master's degree from the University of Michigan and her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

December 21, 2016
Anthony Kochis
Anthony Kochis '08, an attorney with Wolfson Bolton PLLC in Troy, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Kochis earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

December 21, 2016
Madelaine Lane
Madelaine Lane '07, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Lane earned her bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross.

December 21, 2016
Anna Robinson
Anna Robinson '11, an associate with Brooks Kushman in Southfield, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Robinson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

December 21, 2016
Charles Russman
Charles Russman '07, a member with Bodman PLC in Troy, was named a 2016 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Russman earned his LL.M. degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

December 21, 2016
Dave Tornga
Dave Tornga '78, was the Donald Trump campaign DuPage County, Illinois chair and the Trump-Pence 2016 DuPage County coordinator. Tornga is an attorney with David L. Tornga PC in Winfield, Illinois. He earned his master of business administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and his bachelor's degree from Calvin College.

December 21, 2016
John Zervos '12, coauthored an article, "Framing Sustainable Health Locally through a Global Lens: The Role of the UN SDGs in Addressing Racial Equity and Public Health in the City of Detroit," published in The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice. Zervos is managing director of The Global Health Initiative at Henry Ford Health System. He earned his bachelor's degree from New York University.

December 20, 2016
Tiffany Holland
Tiffany Holland '16, has joined Internet2 in Ann Arbor as a government contract and compliance attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

December 14, 2016
Mary Massaron
Mary Massaron '90, a partner with Plunkett Cooney in Bloomfield Hills, was named by DBusiness magazine to its list of 2017 Top Lawyers in Appellate Law. She earned her bachelor's degree from Marygrove College.

December 13, 2016

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