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Alumni Accomplishments

  • David R. Fernstrum, '75, an attorney with Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones PLC, was included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
    December 22, 2011

  • Chris RossmanChris Rossman, '75, was recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America 2013." The listings are based on peer review. Rossman is a partner with the Detroit office of Foley & Lardner LLP.
    September 4, 2012

  • Margaret CoughlinMargaret Coughlin, '75, was listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Coughlin is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC's office in Troy. She focuses her practice in the areas of energy and sustainability and environmental.
    October 22, 2012

  • David DuMouchelDavid DuMouchel, '75, was recognized as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit 2013 in the practice areas of Professional Malpractice Law and White-Collar Criminal Defense by DBusiness magazine. He is with Butzel Long.
    December 6, 2012

  • George SinasGeorge Sinas, '75, was chosen as Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Lawyer of the Year 2013. Sinas has been at the forefront of fighting the efforts to minimize lifetime comprehensive medical coverage under Michigan no-fault law. Sinas, a senior partner at Sinas Dramis Brake Boughton & McIntyre PC in Lansing, is a board member of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and past president of the Michigan Association for Justice (formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association). He has been representing accident victims for more than 35 years and is a past chairman of the State Bar Negligence Law Section. As general counsel for Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault, in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, he led a team of lawyers last year in a lawsuit against the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to obtain financial information under the Freedom of information act. Sinas was one of those who was instrumental in creating CPAN in 2003. It is a bipartisan collection of 26 major medical and consumer groups dedicated to protecting the legal rights and medical benefits of auto accident victims. He has helped guide legislative efforts, not only informing legislators but coming up with strategies and ideas that are making an impact on the debate. Sinas has written and filed amicus briefs for CPAN in numerous no-fault cases in front of the Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court. As CPAN's general counsel, he filed a friend of the court brief in the 2010 watershed case of McCormick v. Carrier. The Michigan Supreme Court, in McCormick, reshaped the analysis for determining whether auto accident victims can collect tort damages. He also is a co-creator of the Michigan "No-Fault RedBook Online," a resource website operated by the Michigan Association for Justice. He teaches no-fault law at the Michigan State University College of Law
    March 29, 2013

  • Milton Mack Jr.Milton Mack Jr., '75,
    is this year's winner of the Judicial Award for Contributions in Law and Aging given by Elder Law of Michigan. Mack is Wayne County Probate Court chief judge. He earned the award for "his unyielding work protecting vulnerable adults, especially those with mental illnesses, that has contributed to improved treatment for those who need it most."
    April 30, 2013

  • Chokwe LumumbaChokwe Lumumba, '75, was elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. A former member of the Jackson City Council, Lumumba is an outspoken civil rights attorney.
    June 6, 2013

  • Julius GiarmarcoJulius Giarmarco, '75, was named as a U.S. News Best Lawyer. He is also recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer, DBusiness Top Lawyer, Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times, and received an "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability. Giarmarco is chair of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group at Giarmarco Mullins & Horton P.C. He is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and New York. Julius' primary practice areas include estate planning, business succession planning, wealth transfer planning, and life insurance applications. Giarmarco also lectures frequently on a national basis, including speeches before the American Law Institute – American Bar Association, the International Forum, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, the Million Dollar Round Table, the American Institute of CPAs, the Life Insurance and Market Research Association, the Financial Planning Association and numerous life insurance companies, brokerage firms and trade associations
    August 22, 2013

  • David DuMouchelDavid DuMouchel, '75, has been appointed by the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan as a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. He is one of 13 metro Detroit lawyers and community leaders to receive this appointment. A Butzel Long attorney and shareholder based in the firm's Detroit office, DuMouchel chairs the firm's Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practice. DuMouchel's practice is limited to white collar criminal defense, professional licensure and criminal health care, criminal IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance. Earlier this year, DuMouchel was appointed to serve as a voting member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group. One person from each of the 11 federal circuits is appointed to this group. He is a recipient of the prestigious Leonard Gilman Award from the Federal Bar Association as the outstanding criminal law practitioner in the Eastern District of Michigan. He has been named by Best Lawyers as the "2010 Detroit Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." DuMouchel has been listed in each Best Lawyers edition for the last 30 years, up to and including the most recent. He also is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, and in Michigan Super Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker on internal corporate investigations and federal criminal procedure matters. DuMouchel is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to 1 percent of the trial lawyers in a state by invitation; serves as a member of the Criminal Procedure Committee; and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. DuMouchel served as the first chairman of the State of Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.  
    December 18, 2013

  • David DuMouchelDavid DuMouchel, '75, of Butzel Long was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Leonard C. SuchytaLeonard C. Suchyta, '74, has accepted a position with Hunton and Williams LLP as counsel in its Washington office. Suchyta joins the firm from Verizon, where he was vice president and associate general counsel of its intellectual property department.
    March 13, 2012

  • James ForesmanJames Foresman, '74, joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as a member in the firm's Saginaw office. He is one of five leading practitioners in the health care industry to join the firm's healthcare practice. He focuses his practice on providing regulatory and transaction services for healthcare providers.
    August 23, 2012

  • John Cameron Jr.John Cameron Jr., '74, was listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012. Cameron is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC's office in Grand Rapids. He focuses his practice in the areas of construction and real estate.
    October 22, 2012

  • James ForesmanJames Foresman, '74, was listed in Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law. Foresman is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC's office in Saginaw. He focuses his practice in the areas of healthcare and commercial and business litigation.
    October 22, 2012

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, was the subject of a feature story in the Oakland County Legal News titled "Juvenile justice: Area attorneys come to aid of imprisoned." He is a co-founder of the Royal Oak law firm of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers, & Golden PC.
    November 12, 2012

  • Thomas RadomThomas Radom, '74, was recognized as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit 2013 in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law by DBusiness magazine. He is with Butzel Long.
    December 6, 2012

  • Timothy BaughmanTimothy Baughman, '74, was selected by the Federal Bar Association as this year's recipient of the prestigious Leonard Gillman Award. The Gilman Award is given annually to an outstanding practitioner of criminal law who exemplifies excellence, professionalism, and commitment to public service. Baughman is the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office chief of research, training and appeals. Baughman began his employment with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in 1975. He has appeared seven times in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued successfully on all but one occasion. He also has supervised the briefing and argument of four other cases in that court, as well as appearing over 70 times in the Michigan Supreme Court. He is the author of two books, and various articles on criminal law and criminal procedure. He served for eight years as an adjunct professor of law at Wayne State University Law School, teaching Criminal Procedure. Baughman was appointed as Reporter by the Michigan Supreme Court for its Committee to Revise the Rules of Criminal Procedure. He lectures for the National College of District Attorneys, the Michigan Judicial Institute, the Michigan State Bar, the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, and various state prosecutors offices around the country. In recent years he has been recognized as a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year and as a Leader in the Law
    April 10, 2013

  • George MercerGeorge Mercer, '74, was named as a U.S. News Best Lawyer. He also is recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer, dbusiness Top Lawyer, Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times, and received an "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability. Mercer concentrates his practice with Giamarco Mullins & Horton P.C. in the areas of real estate, banking and finance, construction, condominium development, environmental and energy law and mortgage lending.
    August 14, 2013

  • Daniel KellyDaniel Kelly, '74, is among the 20 circuit judges appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as a business court judge. This assignment continues through April 1, 2019. He recently participated in the Great Lakes States Complex Commercial/Business Court Litigation course provided by the National Judicial College in conjunction with the Michigan Judicial Institute. He also has been admitted to the American College of Business Court Judges and attended the annual meeting of the college at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Additionally, Kelly has been re-appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as chief judge of all trial courts in St. Clair County for an additional two year term ending January 1, 2016.  
    November 1, 2013

  • Joan YoungJoan Young, '74, 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. Young is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge.
    February 10, 2014

  • Timothy Pickard, '74, retired after 20 years as judge as Lenawee County Circuit Court. He also has signed an agreement with the Michigan Court Administrative Office to serve on special assignments in Lenawee County and the northern Michigan counties of Mackinac, Emmet, Charlevoix and Muskegon, as well as on state appeals court panels.  
    April 25, 2014

  • Roger CookRoger Cook, '74, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Gene EsshakiGene Esshaki, '74, of Abbott Nicholson PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, has been awarded as a Champion of Justice by the State Bar of Michigan. Pitt of Huntington Woods is a founding member of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC and specializes in employment law and civil rights litigation.
    September 19, 2014

  • George G. KemsleyGeorge G. Kemsley, '73, an attorney at Bodman PLC, was recognized in the just-released 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys for his commercial litigation work. Benchmark honors law firms and individual attorneys who received particularly strong endorsements from clients and peers in an exhaustive annual research survey.
    December 13, 2011

  • Alan GilchristAlan Gilchrist, '73, was recognized by his industry peers as one of the best lawyers in the nation, receiving the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell for the 30th year in a row. Gillchrist, a partner in the Southfield-based The Health Law Partners PC, chairs the civil false claims and white-collar criminal practice group, and he represents health care providers, suppliers and professional organizations. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Gilchrist established the Michigan Bar Association Institute of Continuing Education. Gilchrist has received numerous accolades, and was selected as an inaugural member of the Fellows of the State Bar of Michigan's Health Care Law Section.

    January 23, 2013

  • Bruce BiglerBruce Bigler, '73, has joined the firm of Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC. Bigler was senior partner and president of Bigler Barker PLLC. Over the past three decades, Bigler has concentrated his practice in the area of medical malpractice defense. He is knowledgeable in all fields of alleged medical malpractice, with special concentration in obstetrics. Bigler is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates with an Advocate rating. His outstanding peer ratings have made him an AV attorney in Martindale Hubbell and a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2006 through 2013. He also received the Michigan Association of Justice Respected Advocate Award in 2008. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, as a mediator for the Oakland County Circuit Court, and served on the Medical/Legal Committee of the Oakland County Bar. He is also a member of the Michigan Bar Association and Oakland County Bar Association.        
    March 11, 2013

  • Stephen GlazerStephen Glazer, '73, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the fields of Appellate Practice and Corporate Law. He is a member with Barris Sott Denn & Driker, PLLC.
    August 23, 2013

  • Jim GravesJim Graves, '72, a partner with the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, was named the "Lansing Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers of America for the second year in a row. Graves has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of personal injury litigation since 2006.
    February 29, 2012

  • Lawrence S. Katz, '72, was the featured speaker at a Macomb County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Seminar titled "You Can't Win 'Em All:  25 Ways to Preserve Issues on Appeal" held in January.
    March 26, 2012

  • Richard WendtRichard Wendt, '72, was listed in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. Wendt is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC's office in Grand Rapids. He focuses his practice in the areas of banking and financial services, corporate finance, municipal law and finance, and real estate.
    October 22, 2012

  • Robert HudsonRobert Hudson, '72, was recognized as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit 2013 in the practice areas of Business Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law by DBusiness magazine. He is with Butzel Long.
    December 6, 2012

  • William W. SworWilliam W. Swor, '72, was elected as president of the board of directors at ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services). He's served on the group's board since 1999. Swor is of Lebanese descent and is founder of the Detroit law firm William W. Swor & Associates. He is a member of the board of directors of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and served two terms as chair of the General Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan. In 2005, he received the Defender of Justice award from the Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. He's earned many other honors for his work, as well.
    January 30, 2014

  • Robert LenihanRobert Lenihan, '72, was named general counsel of Harness Dickey, where he is a partner in the firm's litigation practice group. In addition to his litigation practice, he is responsible for advising the Executive Committee on selected legal issues.
    March 17, 2014

  • Robert HudsonRobert Hudson, '72, has been instrumental in planning the May 23 annual gala and awards ceremony of the French American Chamber of Commerce Michigan Chapter. Hudson is president emeritus of the chapter and a shareholder with the Detroit office of Butzel Long. The FACC is a not-for-profit business organization committed to the improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the United States.
    April 3, 2014

  • Lawrence KatzLawrence Katz, '72, was presented with the 2013 "Barbara R. Levine Award in Recognition of Excellence in Appellate Advocacy" by the Appellate Defender Commission in March 2014. The annual award honors a Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System roster member whose appellate advocacy achieves outstanding results or who demonstrates extraordinary commitment on behalf of appellate assigned clients. His article, "Preserving Issues for Appeal in Criminal Cases," appeared in the October 2013 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. His article, "Amanda Knox: An American's Journey through the Italian Justice System," appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of the National Italian American Bar Association News.
    April 8, 2014

  • William SworWilliam Swor, '72, was named by Gov. Rick Snyder as one of 15 appointments to the newly created Indigent Defense Commission, which aims to improve legal representation for low-income criminal defendants. The board collects data necessary for the review of indigent defense services in Michigan, and creates standards and requirements. Swor, an attorney with William W. Swor, will represent members submitted by the Criminal Defense Attorney Association of Michigan.
    June 24, 2014

  • William SankbeilWilliam Sankbeil, '71, of Kerr Russell and Weber PLC  was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Marilyn KellyMarilyn Kelly, '71, was named one of 20 awardees of Michigan Lawyer's Weekly's Women in the Law 2012. She is a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
    July 30, 2012

  • Robert NixRobert Nix, '71, was selected for 2013 "The Best Lawyers in America" for his work in the practice area of real estate law. He was ranked in the Top 100 Attorneys by Michigan Super Lawyers 2012. He is a member of Kerr Russell and Weber PLC.
    September 20, 2012

  • Marilyn KellyMarilyn Kelly, '71, was named "Woman of the Year" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Kelly has been a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court since 1996 and served as chief justice from 2009 to 2011.
    October 5, 2012

  • Robert BerlowRobert Berlow, '71, was listed in the 2013 Business Edition of Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in the Real Estate practice area. Attorneys are chosen for the honor based on peer recognition and professional achievements in their practice area. Berlow is with the Farmington Hills office of Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC. He also was recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013, a separate national publication.
    January 13, 2014

  • Jon MuthJon Muth, '71, was recognized by the Grand Rapids Bar Association with the Donald R. Worsfold Distinguished Service Award. Muth has been honored numerous times over the course of his career. He served as the president of the State Bar of Michigan for two terms, and was given the Robert P. Hudson Award for his impact on influencing the direction of the profession. Muth has supported and served many community organizations including the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Grand Rapids Ballet. However, the group his name is most connected with is the Legal Assistance Center. He was instrumental to LAC's early success, and has dedicated more than 10 years to this initiative which now serves more than 17,000 persons annually. He is with law firm Miller Johnson of Grand Rapids.
    April 30, 2014

  • Jon MuthJon Muth, '71, of Miller Johnson was named to the Top 10 and the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • John McSorleyJohn McSorley, '71, a shareholder with Garan Lucow Miller PC, received the Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Association for Justice.
    September 19, 2014

  • Martin ReisigMartin Reisig, '70, was honored with the Annual Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. Memorial Award earlier this month. The award is given by the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan to individuals who have made a major difference and contribution to the justice system.
    March 13, 2012

  • Peter SugarPeter Sugar, '70, was selected by Best Lawyers as a "2014 Lawyer of the Year" in the practice areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisition law, securities/capital markets law and securities regulation. Sugar represents both private and public companies in securities regulation, financing transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, e-commerce and corporate law. Sugar also counsels emerging companies in formation, financing and governance of business, including equity, debt and hybrid capitalization transactions. Sugar has been honored in The Best Lawyers in America for at least 10 years and has received multiple Super Lawyer awards, in addition to a DBusiness Top Rated Lawyer, Donald H. Gordon Award for Teaching Excellence and the Richard J. Barber Wayne Law Review Alumni Achievement Award. He is a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC.
    September 19, 2013

  • William B. MurphyWilliam B. Murphy, '70, was reappointed as chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. He was appointed to the court in 1988 and has served as chief judge since November 2009. Under Murphy's guidance, the Court of Appeals was recently named a leader in automation of court business practices by the National Center for State Courts. Murphy has served and continues to serve on numerous civic and bar-related organizations; he is a former chair of the Judicial Tenure Commission. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal and is a member of the Judicial Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee for the Michigan Justice Project.
    November 7, 2013

  • Pat M. DonofrioPat M. Donofrio, '70, was appointed to serve on the state's Court of Claims. He was a Macomb County Circuit judge, and served as presiding judge of the court's civil/criminal division, before his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2002 by Gov. John Engler. He was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2004 and 2010. 
    November 21, 2013

  • William MurphyWilliam Murphy, '70, was recently elected to serve as the treasurer of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal throughout the United States. This leadership position is the first on Murphy's path to being elected as the council's president within the next few years. The Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal was formed in 1980 when judicial leaders of state appellate courts around the nation recognized the need to have "a body for consultation" and education "concerning the improvement of the administration of justice, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of state intermediate appellate courts." In addition to his recent election, Murphy was also asked to continue serving on the Council's Executive Board Committee. He was reappointed as chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals in November. He was appointed to the court in 1988 and has served as chief judge since November 2009.
    December 19, 2013

  • Thomas LewandThomas Lewand, '70, was named to the cabinet of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to serve as group exeuctive, jobs and economic growth. Lewand is a business, health care and municipal law and finance lawyer at Bodman in Detroit. He has worked in a number of high-profile capacities, including facilitating the building of Ford Field, serving as Gov. Jennifer Granholm's facilitator in a deal for $50 million in state help for the Detroit Medical Center and as a special master appointed by U.S. District Judge John Feikens during the Detroit Water and Sewer Department's federal oversight.
    December 20, 2013

  • Clark JohnsonClark Johnson, '70, was elected by the students of the Michigan State University College of Law as the Distinguished Doctrinal Faculty Member of the Year for 2014. He served as assistant attorney general of Michigan and was a partner in the law firm of Schmidt Nahas Coburn and Johnson. He joined the law college faculty in 1973. He teaches Contracts, Equity, Insurance Law, Medical-Legal Problems, Mortgages, Property and Secured Transactions.
    May 6, 2014

  • Martin ReisigMartin Reisig, '70, was named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Detroit Mediation "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
    August 19, 2014

  • Richard BursteinRichard Burstein, '69, was named in the International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers for 2012. Burstein, a partner in the Real Estate Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for the past nine years.  Burstein also has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for the past 17 years and by Michigan Super Lawyers for the past five years. He also is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
    October 23, 2012

  • Richard BursteinRichard Burstein, '69, 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.
    September 5, 2014

  • Tyrone FahnerTyrone Fahner, '68, was named chairman of the Shedd Aquarium's Board of Trustees in Chicago. He is a partner and former chairman at Mayer Brown LLP and president of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago. His daughter, Maggie, a member of the marine mammal team at the aquarium, sparked his interest, and he was elected to the institution's Board of Trustees in 2004. He also serves on Wayne Law's Board of Visitors and as a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. He is a former attorney general of Illinois, former director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
    July 17, 2012

  • Donald WagnerDonald Wagner, '68, was listed in the 2013 Business Edition of Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in the Banking practice area. Attorneys are chosen for the honor based on peer recognition and professional achievements in their practice area. Wagner is with the Farmington Hills office of Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC. He also was recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013, a separate national publication.
    January 13, 2014

  • John SeleskoJohn Selesko, '68, joined Butzel Long in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, in the design and implementation of profit sharing, 401(k) pension plans, other employee benefit arrangements and tax planning.
    February 24, 2014

  • Stanley ProkopStanley Prokop, '68, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Insurance Law. He is with Plunkett Cooney.
    September 8, 2014

  • Thomas KienbaumThomas Kienbaum, '68, of Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton PLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Daniel MatsonDaniel Matson, '68, was honored with the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys' James H. Epps III Longevity of Service to a Community Award.  Matson has served as DeWitt's city attorney since 1970 and as assistant prosecutor for Clinton County since 1968. He is a solo practitioner in DeWitt.
    October 20, 2014

  • Wayne BuddWayne Budd, '67, was hired by Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the college and make recommendations on improving the school's financial oversight procedures. He is a litigator with Goodwin Proctor and a former associate attorney general of the United States as well as a former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. Budd offered his services to the college on a pro bono basis.
    August 27, 2012

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, was chosen president-elect for the State Bar of Michigan for 2012-13. He practices with Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff PC in Southfield, and concentrates on professional liability litigation, products liability litigation, construction defect defense and insurance coverage dispute litigation.
    September 6, 2012

  • Mark HauserMark Hauser, '67, was awarded the 2012 Fred M. Butzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Community Service by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. It is the organization's highest honor, given for leadership and devotion to the community. Hauser concentrates his law practice at Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller PC in real estate, partnerships, finance, corporate and business law, taxation and estate planning.
    September 14, 2012

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013. An attorney with Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff, he was named for his work in Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants. He also was recognized for his work in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants.
    October 23, 2012

  • Wayne BuddWayne Budd, '67, is being awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Boston College during its May commencement. The legal career of Budd, a graduate of Boston College, has run the gamut from corporate counsel to associate U.S. attorney general, from business executive to Massachusetts' chief federal prosecutor. Along the way, Budd has served as a mentor, advocate and advisor in support of education, civil rights, and the development of the next generation of business and civic leaders. Currently senior counsel at the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter, LLP, Budd has lent his expertise to federal and state agencies on sentencing guidelines, civil service regulation and public health. He is a board member for the New England Innocence Project and the pre-collegiate program Squash Busters Inc., and a former chairman and board member of The Partnership, a leadership development initiative for African-American men.
    April 26, 2013

  • Mark HauserMark Hauser, '67, was selected again for inclusion in "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business." He is managing director and founder of Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller PC, and represents the firm's Real Estate Group.  
    May 14, 2013

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Einhorn was honored for his work in Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. He also was recognized for his work in Product Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants. He is with Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell.
    August 23, 2013

  • Jack CouzensJack Couzens, '67, was listed in the 2013 Business Edition of Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in the Estate Planning and Probate practice area. Attorneys are chosen for the honor based on peer recognition and professional achievements in their practice area. Couzens is with the Farmington Hills office of Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC.
    January 13, 2014

  • Wayne BuddWayne Budd, '67, was named as an independent member of the Board of Directors for PBF Energy Inc. Budd has over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, and since 2004 is a senior counsel of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, he served as a senior executive vice president and general counsel and a director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 1997, which he was appointed to by President Bill Clinton. From 1989 to 1992, he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Budd previously served as a director of Tosco Corp. and Premcor Inc. and currently serves as a director at McKesson Corp. He is the past chairman of the National Board of the American Automobile Association and currently serves as a director of the American Automobile Association of Southern New England.  
    February 12, 2014

  • Robert ZackRobert Zack, '67, joined Butzel Long in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in business matters with an emphasis on commercial litigation, family law and probate litigation.
    February 24, 2014

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar. He is president of the State Bar of Michigan and practices with Collins Einhorn Farrell.
    June 9, 2014

  • Fred MesterFred Mester, '67, addressed the Inter-American Committee, the judicial arm of the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2014, on the issue of mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles in light of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama. Mester, with several other Michigan judges and attorneys, was involved with a petition drive advocating for the court's decision to be retroactive for minors sentenced to life without parole in Michigan. Mester, a retired Oakland County Circuit judge, works with various city administrations on community issues today.
    June 12, 2014

  • Mark HauserMark Hauser, '67, 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

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. He was recognized in the practice areas of Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants. He is with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.
    August 19, 2014

  • Jack Wheatley, '67, was reappointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission, which reviews appeals decisions in cases involving unemployment insurance benefits and workers' compensation.  Wheatley served as a labor law attorney with Lacey & Jones LLP, and also worked as a special assistant to the attorney general representing the state in workers' compensation second injury fund cases and served as director of the Michigan Unemployment Agency and director of the Bureau of Workers' Disability Compensation.
    August 19, 2014

  • Gerald ThurswellGerald Thurswell, '67, of Thurswell Law was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Sanford MallSanford Mall, '66, was awarded the Advocacy Award by Elder Law of Michigan honoring his work as an advocate for laws, regulations and protections for older adults and people with disabilities, as well as his work as an attorney in private practice and generous pro bono service. Mall is founder and senior partner of Mall Malisow & Cooney P.C., a Holistic elder care special needs and estate planning law firm in Farmington Hills.
    April 30, 2013