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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '90, was selected by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in labor and employment law for 2014-15. She was recently named among the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 by Best Lawyers, a Michigan SuperLawyer and was included among Michigan's Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014.
    January 28, 2015

  • Nicole Wilinski, '00, has joined Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in its Insurance Coverage practice group. Wilinski will focus her practice in the area of insurance coverage litigation and has extensive experience in representing insurance providers in coverage cases throughout Michigan and the Midwest.
    January 28, 2015

  • Lawrence McLaughlinLawrence McLaughlin, '77, partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and chair of its real estate department, has been named to the 2014 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News. Hall of Fame members are chosen from hundreds of Midwest commercial real estate professionals, who are nominated each year for the depth of their experience and their contributions to the profession. McLaughlin is one of only three attorneys among the 70 professionals named this year.
    January 28, 2015

  • Louis Ognisanti, '73, was reappointed by the governor to Michigan's Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates. He was first appointed to the board in 2011. He previously worked the Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner PLC law firm where he specialized in workers' compensation issues.
    January 27, 2015

  • Brad BrelinskiBrad Brelinski, '05, an attorney with Curtis & Curtis PC in Jackson, was confirmed to a term on the Jackson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.
    January 26, 2015

  • Dwight HamiltonDwight Hamilton, '95, was named chief diversity officer at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. He has been serving as associate vice president for affirmative action and Title IX officer at Grand Valley State University in Allendale.
    January 25, 2015

  • Joseph WestJoseph West, '06, joined Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels PC, and will be based in the firm's Ann Arbor office. He specializes in commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, business law, and a broad range of issues relating to real property.
    January 23, 2015

  • Neil RockindNeil Rockind, '93, marked the 15th anniversary of his criminal defense firm, Rockind Law.
    January 22, 2015

  • Matthew MoussiauxMatthew Moussiaux, '09, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. He is a member of the corporate department in the firm's Detroit office.
    January 21, 2015

  • Rodney PlouchaRodney Ploucha, '06, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. He is a member of the real estate department in the firm's Detroit office.
    January 21, 2015

  • Melanie Van AntwerpMelanie Van Antwerp, '10, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. She is a member of the corporate department in the firm's Kalamazoo office.
    January 21, 2015

  • John WillemsJohn Willems, '80, principal of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone in Detroit, was elected chairman of the Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan.
    January 21, 2015

  • Glenn RossGlenn Ross, '11, joined Tomkiw Mackewich in Royal Oak.
    January 21, 2015

  • Eric NovetskyEric Novetsky, '08, was named partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC in Southfield. He joined Jaffe in 2008 and is a member of the firm's finance and insolvency and reorganization practice groups.
    January 21, 2015

  • Danielle GraceffaDanielle Graceffa, '06, was elected a member of Dykema by the firm's executive board. She is a Detroit-based attorney in Dykema's real estate practice group.
    January 21, 2015

  • Robert HorwitzRobert Horwitz, '94, was elected a member of Dykema by the firm's executive board. He is a Detroit-based attorney in Dykema's financial services practice group.
    January 21, 2015

  • Ian WilliamsonIan Williamson, '04, was appointed to the Ferndale Planning Commission. Williamson is a partner with Mantese Honigman Rossman and Williamson PC, where his practice is primarily focused on complex commercial litigation, shareholder litigation and health care law. Williamson also serves as a member of the Ferndale Zoning Board of Appeals.
    January 15, 2015

  • Melissa GravesMelissa Graves, '02, was elected partner with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.She focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability claims, and also is involved in the defense of judicial disciplinary matters. In the general liability arena, she defends claims arising out of auto and trucking accidents.  
    January 15, 2015

  • Julie NicholsJulie Nichols, '98, was elected partner with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.Her practice focuses on a broad range of general liability, construction, automobile, homeowners, professional liability, umbrella/excess and other specialty coverage matters. Her practice also has included a wide variety of civil matters, including premises liability, the Michigan No-Fault Act, employment defense and general negligence cases.  
    January 15, 2015

  • Vikki Bayeh-HaleyVikki Bayeh-Haley, '90, is the new judge on the 67th District Court bench in Genesee County. She was assistant county prosecutor.
    January 13, 2015