Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

James F. Graves
James F. Graves '72, was named a 2017 "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is a partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing. Graves earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

February 9, 2017
Robert E.L. Wright
Robert E.L. Wright '80, founder of The Peace Talks PLC, was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only group of trusted alternative dispute resolution professionals from across the United States. Wright earned a master's degree in psychology from University of Santa Monica and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

February 9, 2017
Roberts Kengis
Roberts Kengis '92, was elected prosecuting attorney for Allegan County, Michigan. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

January 28, 2017
Alicia Birach
Alicia Birach '10, was elected shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC. She works in the firm's Southfield office and is a member of the Workers' Compensation practice group. Birach earned her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

January 28, 2017
Lauren Dunn
Lauren Dunn '10, was elected shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC. where she provides employee benefits counsel for public and private employers out of the firm's Lansing office. She earned her bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

January 28, 2017
Cicely Vaughn
Cicely Vaughn '07, joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC in Detroit as an associate. She earned her masters of public health from Emory University and her bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

January 27, 2017
Gary Kravitz, LL. M.
Gary Kravitz, LL. M. '07, was promoted to shareholder at Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC in Southfield. He earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1993 and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1990.

January 26, 2017
Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt '74, was selected for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Labor & Employment Section. Pitt is co-founding partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers in Royal Oak. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1971.

January 25, 2017
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

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