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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Elissa Koopmans Schwartz, '84, has self-published via Two Harbors Press a debut novel, Perceived Threat, a political thriller and murder mystery, under the pen name Elisa Koopmans. The book earned an honorable mention from the New York Book Festival.
    July 31, 2015

  • Erica ShellErica Shell, '15, wrote "Petcoke: How an Outdated & Inconsistent Regulatory Framework Defeats Environmental Justice in Detroit." The article was published in the Spring-Summer edition of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.
    July 30, 2015

  • Bradley LernerBradley Lerner, '95, was named as Beacon Health Options' first director of mental health parity compliance in addition to his current associate general counsel duties. In this new role, he will create strategies to implement the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Lerner also advises the Kennedy Forum and the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness on parity-related issues regarding implementation.
    July 28, 2015

  • Megan BonanniMegan Bonanni, '93, of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Ardiana CulajArdiana Culaj, '07, of The Thurswell Law Firm PLLC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Sara KruseSara Kruse, '96, of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Laurel McGiffert Laurel McGiffert , '80, of Plunkett Cooney has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Donna MedinaDonna Medina, '90, of Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett PC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Dana NesselDana Nessel, '94, of Nessel & Kessel Law has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Wendy PottsWendy Potts, '77, judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court, has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Margaret ScottMargaret Scott, '88, of Secrest Wardle Lynch Hampton Truex and Morley PC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Sarah NadeauSarah Nadeau, '00, of Garan Lucow Miller PC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.
    July 28, 2015

  • Mark RossmanMark Rossman, '01, formed a new law practice, Rossman Law PC. The firm is in Troy and specializes in business litigation and transactions. In addition to his new law firm, Rossman also created a publishing company, publishing313 LLC, which is focused on promoting, editing and publishing the literary works of Detroit area writers. The Michigan Bar Journal awarded Rossman second place for his short story fiction, "The Last Bullet," which examines the questions and contradictions inherent in an act of vigilante justice.
    July 27, 2015

  • Paul Sher, '91, was named as an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration in Toledo, Ohio.
    July 27, 2015

  • Holli TarganHolli Targan, '85, a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, has been appointed presidential advisor to the Merchant Acquirers Committee Board of Directors. The Merchant Acquirers Committee is an organization dedicated to providing universal risk management solutions through ongoing communication and cooperation among acquirers, card associations and enforcement agencies.
    July 24, 2015

  • Elizabeth RobertsElizabeth Roberts, '11, was selected to the Super Lawyers 2015 Michigan Rising Stars list and nominated as one of the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2015 "10 Best" Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction.
    July 24, 2015

  • Zeina DjurovskiZeina Djurovski, '06, an attorney at the law office of Ayad and Associates and a board member of the Arab American Civil Rights League, accepted a position as constituent services representative with U.S. Sen. Gary Peters' office.
    July 24, 2015

  • Jennifer LordJennifer Lord, '92, is the focus of a feature, Vindication:  Attorney goes to bat for terminated workers, in the Legal News.
    July 22, 2015

  • Lynn GandhiLynn Gandhi, '86, a partner in the state and local tax practice at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was elected to the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
    July 21, 2015

  • Fadwa AlawiehFadwa Alawieh, '10, was selected as a trustee for the Dearborn Board of Education to fill a vacancy. She is a Wayne County assistant prosecutor.  
    July 21, 2015