Wayne State University

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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Harold HoodHarold Hood, '59, on Nov. 6 will receive the ninth annual Dennis W. Archer Award for Public Service presented by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation. A lifelong Michigander, Hood has spent his adult life serving the community as a soldier, attorney, public servant, educator, and as Chief Judge Pro Tem of the Michigan Court of Appeals.
    October 21, 2013

  • Harold HoodHarold Hood, '59, will receive the Michigan State Bar Foundation's 2015 Founders Award, which recognizes lawyers who exemplify professional excellence and outstanding community contributions. He is receiving the award posthumously.
    October 5, 2015

  • Mort CollinsMort Collins, '58, is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, the law firm he founded in Southfield in 1971. Collins earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in 1953.
    April 25, 2016

  • 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

  • Carroll Little, '57, was the focus of a Detroit News column, Berman: The state's most tenacious judge. He is a state administrative judge and the state's longest serving public employee.
    May 21, 2015

  • Douglas MetzDouglas Metz, '57, was reappointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission, where he has served since 2006. He is senior counsel to The King Law Group.
    February 29, 2016

  • Damon J. KeithDamon J. Keith, '56, (LL.M.), was honored at West Virginia State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1943, when the school's new residence hall was christened the Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall in his honor. He has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit since 1977. He's been awarded the NAACP's highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, written a number of notable court decisions, been the subject of a biography (to be released Nov. 1), and made a name for himself as an defender of constitutional and civil rights. The Law School's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights also is named in his honor.  
    September 23, 2013

  • Damon J. KeithDamon J. Keith, '56, was awarded the Wolverine Bar Association's Living Legacy Award at the organization's April 12 Barristers' Ball in Detroit.
    April 18, 2014

  • 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

  • Damon J. KeithDamon J. Keith, '56, (LL.M.) was honored at a dinner during a conference at Duke Law School. The conference was entitled, "Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America."
    November 20, 2015

  • Bruce MillerBruce Miller, '54, of Miller Cohen PLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Bruce MillerBruce Miller, '54, was awarded the annual Spirit of King Community Service Award by UAW Local 600. His law firm, Miller Cohen PLC, represents workers and labor unions.  
    June 24, 2015

  • Richard KitchRichard Kitch, '54, of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, was named one of 30 Leaders in the Law for 2016 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
    March 30, 2016