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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Mort CollinsMort Collins, '58, has been selected to receive the Oakland County Bar Association's Distinguished Career Achievement Award. Collins, the founding member of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, earned his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in 1953.
    May 23, 2016

  • Tim BuschTim Busch, '78, donated $15 million to Catholic University of America - the largest donation in the school's history. He is the founder of the Busch Firm, which specializes in high net-worth estate planning and real estate and business transactions. Busch also founded and is CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, a hotel development and management company that owns and manages eight hotels in California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University.
    May 23, 2016

  • Don StudtDon Studt, '83, will retire as Birmingham police chief in May after a 42-year career in law enforcement. He then will join Beier Howlett, the law firm that serves as general counsel for the city of Birmingham.
    May 19, 2016

  • Hon. Tom BoydHon. Tom Boyd, '90, was elected president of the Michigan District Judges Association. Boyd, who earned a bachelor's degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1985, is an Ingham County District Court judge.
    May 15, 2016

  • Jerome Crawford, '79, was appointed chief assistant to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. He earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1976.
    May 13, 2016

  • Hon. Isidore TorresHon. Isidore Torres, '76, was appointed director of the Wayne County Fraud and Corruption Investigation Unit. Torres, who earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, is of counsel with Williams Acosta in Detroit.
    May 13, 2016

  • Rebecca Davies, LL.M.Rebecca Davies, LL.M., '10, was named a Most Valuable Professional by Corp! magazine. She is a shareholder in Butzel Long's Detroit office. She earned her law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1995 and her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1991.
    May 13, 2016

  • Hon. Wendy PottsHon. Wendy Potts, '77, received a "WONder Woman Award" from the Women Officials Network Foundation. She is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge who earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
    May 13, 2016

  • Kerry Rhoads-ReithKerry Rhoads-Reith, '96, was elected shareholder of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd in Novi. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1993.
    May 9, 2016

  • Lori BuitewegLori Buiteweg, '90, wrote "Big News: the 21st Century Practice Task Force is Out!" for her monthly president's column in the Michigan Bar Journal. Read it here. Buiteweg is president of the State Bar of Michigan and a partner with Nichols Sacks Slank Sendelbach and Buiteweg PC.
    May 6, 2016

  • John R. RunyanJohn R. Runyan, '72, wrote a book review of "A Good Killing," written by Allison Leotta, who grew up in Michigan. His review appears in the May issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. Read it here. Runyan is managing director of Sachs Waldman in Detroit.
    May 6, 2016

  • Tim MurphyTim Murphy, '12, and his wife, Amber, were featured on the HGTV series "House Hunters." The couple was looking for their first home together and toured houses in Beverly Hills, Birmingham and Royal Oak. They chose the house in Birmingham. Murphy, a patent attorney with Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC in Birmingham, earned his undergraduate degree in 2008 from the University of Michigan.
    May 6, 2016

  • Lee Hornberger, LL.M.Lee Hornberger, LL.M., '82, presented "Michigan Arbitration & Mediation Case Law Update" at an event in Detroit sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan's Solo and Small Firm Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Hornberger, an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City, earned his bachelor's and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.
    May 3, 2016

  • Michael S. KhouryMichael S. Khoury, '82, has joined FisherBroyles LLP as a partner in the Detroit office. He is with the firm's Corporate, Technology and Privacy and Data Protection Practice Groups. He also was honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2016, and he has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer and a DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
    May 3, 2016

  • Diane H. FearsDiane H. Fears, '89, conducted a career planning webinar for the National Black MBA Association, Detroit Chapter. Fears, Wayne Law's director of career services and Student Voluntary Pro Bono program, earned her bachelor's degree from University of Detroit.
    May 3, 2016

  • Michael YuMichael Yu, '15, has joined Antone Casagrande & Adwers PC in Farmington Hills as an associate immigration attorney. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2007.
    April 29, 2016

  • Robert ThomasRobert Thomas, '13, has been chosen as one of the Michigan Chronicle's 2016 Men of Excellence. He is a patent law clerk and prior art searcher for Darrow Mustafa and vice chair of Detroit's Board of Zoning Appeals. Thomas earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
    April 29, 2016

  • Alan TaylorAlan Taylor, '94, has authored the lead chapter in Aspatore Books' 2016 publication Understanding Landlord-Tenant Lease Agreements. Taylor, a shareholder with Segal McCambridge in Detroit, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1991.
    April 27, 2016

  • Kathy Browne, '87, patented inventor, conservation and beautification award winner, and National Society Daughters of the American Revolution national conservation medal recipient, has merged her beautification/conservation education work for the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority with Dean Jabara, patented inventor and pioneering conservationist.
    April 27, 2016

  • Jermaine A. WyrickJermaine A. Wyrick, '96, presented a talk, "Actions have Consequences," to a group of young men ages 10 to 17 at The Young King's Conference in Detroit. Wyrick earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
    April 27, 2016