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Alumni Accomplishments

  • 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

  • Michael MaddinMichael Maddin, '65, of Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Real Estate Law.  
    August 19, 2014

  • Peter MaceroniPeter Maceroni, '65, retired as judge of Macomb County Circuit Court after 24 years on the bench. He will be replaced by his son, James Maceroni, Wayne Law class of 2000, who was elected to the bench in November.
    December 26, 2014

  • Paul RosenPaul Rosen, '64, was selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America 2013" as the Detroit Lawyer of the Year in the field of personal injury law. He is with Mindell Malin Kutinsky Stone and Blatnikoff in Southfield. He has served as president of the Michigan Trial Lawyer's Association and president of the American Board of Trial Attorneys and is a member of Wayne Law's Board of Visitors. Rosen has taught at various law schools including Wayne State University, University of Michigan, University of Detroit and New York University.    
    April 28, 2014

  • Garry CarleyGarry Carley, '64, was featured in Boca Beacon, the weekly newspaper for Boca Grande, Fla. Carley and his wife Nancy divide their time between Boca Grande and Bloomfield Hills, where he owns The Heathers Club. One highlight of the report is Carley's passion for his hometown of Detroit, where he serves as chairman of Detroit Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. and as vice president of the Coleman A. Young Foundation, which provides college scholarships to urban youth from Detroit. Read the story.
    April 8, 2016

  • Shelden WinkelmanShelden Winkelman, '63, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Real Estate Law. He is with Honigman and has been named for the honor since the inception of Best Lawyers 30 years ago.
    September 5, 2014

  • William HamptonWilliam Hampton, '63, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. He is the immediate past-president of Secrest Wardle, and senior partner and immediate past managing partner of the firm's Municipal Law Practice Group. 
    September 2, 2015

  • 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

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, of Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC was awarded the Julian Abele Cook Jr. - Bernard A. Friedman FBA Civility Award for 2014 by the Federal Bar Association's Eastern District of Michigan Chapter. The annual award recognizes a civil practitioner who is an outstanding example of professional excellence and civility. Driker is a founding member of BSD&D who specializes in complex business and antitrust litigation and in corporate and business counseling. He was appointed as a special mediator in the city of Detroit bankruptcy and is also a member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.
    June 25, 2014

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, of Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC was named to the Top 10 and the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Eugene DrikerEugene Driker, '61, and his wife, Elaine, have been honored with the George W. Romney Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteerism. He 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.
    October 27, 2014

  • 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

  • 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