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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Thomas GuyerThomas Guyer, '74, was honored by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit during its annual Attorney Appreciation Awards. Guyer is a partner with Guyer Rose PLLC and a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. who has prevented many evictions.
    April 23, 2015

  • Kevin Elsenheimer, '93, will serve as the new executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority's board.
    April 23, 2015

  • Peter KellettPeter Kellett, '82, Dykema's chairman and CEO, was elected to the Detroit Economic Club's board of directors.
    April 23, 2015

  • Damon J. KeithDamon J. Keith, '56, (LL.M.) will receive an honorary degree from University of Detroit Mercy on May 9. The university will award him an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters during its undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony. Keith, a famed civil rights leader, has served as a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals judge since 1977.  
    April 23, 2015

  • Joseph BaroneJoseph Barone, '04, (LL.M.) of Barone Law Offices PLC  was appointed to the Wayne County Commission. He will represent Plymouth, Plymouth Township and Canton Township as the county's 10th District commissioner, replacing Shannon Price, who resigned earlier this month after being appointed the Plymouth Township supervisor. Barone will serve the remainder of her term, which expires at the end of 2016. He will have to seek election in 2016 if he intends to stay on the commission.
    April 23, 2015

  • Michael ButlerMichael Butler, '80, published an editorial, "Show me a sign," in the Detroit Legal News. The column shared his perspective on Michigan liability and auto negligence law.
    April 20, 2015

  • Joel BowersJoel Bowers, '07, was selected as a member of the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2015, which honors the Michiana, Indiana, area's young professionals for their contributions and accomplishments in the workplace and community. Bowers is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
    April 20, 2015

  • Clint GageClint Gage, '95, was appointed practice group manager of Roetzel & Andress LPA's Business Services Group. Gage focuses his practice on corporate securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, '34 Act reporting and general corporate matters.
    April 15, 2015

  • Marcy FordMarcy Ford, '93, managing partner at Trott Law, was named an honoree of the inaugural Career Mastered: Women's Leadership in Action Award, founded by Dr. Lisa Wicker of Linkwick & Associates, a human resources consulting firm.
    April 7, 2015

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was promoted to operations vice president for Chicago Public Schools with facilities management service SodexoMAGIC.
    April 3, 2015

  • Joshua OppererJoshua Opperer, '95, a partner at Honigman, spoke to students in Assistant Professor Eric Zacks' Mergers class.
    March 31, 2015

  • Rebecca DaviesRebecca Davies, '95, was a featured presenter during Walsh College's Entrepreneur-You Conference on March 20, 2015, in Troy. Her presentation was titled, "How Not to Get Burned by a Bad Hire." 
    March 30, 2015

  • Jasen Witt, '00, was appointed as Oakland Community College's associate vice chancellor of human resources. Prior to his new job, Witt was assistant superintendent of human resources for the Troy School District.
    March 29, 2015

  • Joseph FazioJoseph Fazio, '85, was re-elected to serve a two-year term as a managing director at Miller Canfield.  He is part of a five-person management administration that works with the CEO to oversee the firm's 16 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. Fazio is a principal in the Real Estate Group in the firm's Ann Arbor office,
    March 26, 2015

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, was honored with the  WSU College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Advocacy Award. He is a founding partner at Detroit-based Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC, and has served on the Board of Governors for Wayne State University for 12 years.
    March 24, 2015

  • Chokwe Lumumba, '75, who died in 2014, was honored by the Detroit City Council, which is adding a second street sign to Warren Avenue, naming it for him. Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist, was mayor of Jackson, Miss., at the time of his death. 
    March 24, 2015

  • Laura Brodeur-McGeorgeLaura Brodeur-McGeorge, '90, joined the Detroit office of Kotz Sangster Wysocki PC as a Labor and Employment Law Practice Group leader.
    March 23, 2015

  • Richard KaufmanRichard Kaufman, '77, a former Wayne County Circuit Court chief judge, has been named deputy county executive, the second-in-command to Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. Kaufman is a partner in the Farmington Hills-based law firm of Zausmer Kaufman August and Caldwell. He previously served as general manager and general counsel of metro Detroit's SMART transportation system.  
    March 20, 2015

  • Lee KellertLee Kellert, '00, was appointed co-chair of the Corporate Practice Group at Jaffee Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, where he is a partner. He focuses his practice in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and finance law.
    March 17, 2015

  • Michael KhalilMichael Khalil, '14, joined Sullivan Ward Asher & Patton PC as an associate attorney. He maintains a general transactional practice.
    March 17, 2015