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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Michael W. MaddinMichael W. Maddin, '65, president emeritus and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC, has been selected for recognition in the Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 publication.
    June 23, 2011

  • Michael MaddinMichael Maddin, '65, was selected again for inclusion in "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business." He is president emeritus and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller PC, and represents the firm's Real Estate Group.
    May 14, 2013

  • Peter MaceroniPeter Maceroni, '65, was named as one of the metropolitan area's top circuit court judges by DBusiness magazine in its January/February 2014 edition. The top judges were selected via a poll of 18,200 attorneys. Maceroni is a circuit court judge in Macomb County.
    February 10, 2014

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, of Barris Sott Denn and Driker PLLC, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. He was recognized for his excellence in "Bet-the-Company" litigation, commercial litigation, and ethics and professional responsibility law. He was also honored for his abilities in antitrust litigation. Driker has been recognized by Best Lawyers for over 20 years.
    September 22, 2011

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, was selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America 2013" in the field of commercial litigation, ethics and professional responsibility law, antitrust litigation and "bet-the-company" litigation. He has been recognized for more than 20 years. He is a member with Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC.
    October 8, 2012

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member with Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC.
    November 30, 2012

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.  Driker, who has been included in the publication for more than 20 years, was named 2014 Detroit Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. He was recognized for excellence in "Bet-the-Company" Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. Driker also was recognized for excellence in Antitrust Litigation. He is a member with Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC.
    August 23, 2013

  • Frank VivianoFrank Viviano, '61, and his family were named the 2013 Columbus Day honorees of the year in Macomb County. An attorney since 1962, Viviano has served as the assistant Macomb County prosecuting attorney, director of the Organized Crime Division, Macomb County Probate judge, and as the Macomb County Circuit Court judge since 2003. He and his wife Alice Marie have seven children.  
    September 19, 2013

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, was named as Detroit Antitrust Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He is a founding member of Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC, was recently appointed as a special mediator in the city of Detroit bankruptcy, and is a member of the Board of Governors at Wayne State University.
    March 3, 2014

  • 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

  • Damon KeithDamon Keith, '56, (LL.M.) will be honored May 1 with a 2013 Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit. The award will be presented in Washington, D.C., during Law Day 2013 by the Washington Bar Association and the Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation. Criteria for the annual award include a jurisprudence that recognizes law as an organism for social justice through social engineering; impels and challenges people to leadership and service for the betterment of the human race, and serves and operates to disrobe and destroy the human-perceived encumbrances and trappings of birth, origin, color, creed or religion. A native Detroiter, Keith has served as a Court of Appeals judge since 1977. Before that, he was chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Keith, for whom the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School is named, is known for vigorously enforcing the nation's civil rights laws, most notably in the areas of employment and education.  
    April 29, 2013

  • 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