Margaret 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 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 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., '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
Julius 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
Judge Phillip E. Harter, '74, will retire from the Calhoun County Probate Court at the end of 2010 after 26 years on the bench. Following his retirement he will join Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices in Battle Creek as of counsel. Judge Harter speaks annually at the State Bar probate institutes about developments in Michigan Law and is a member of both the Bar of the United State Supreme Court and Calhoun County Bar Association. He is also a contributing writer of the Michigan Family Law Benchbook, and the Michigan Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook, both published by ICLE.
December 13, 2010
Timothy A. Baughman, '74, chief of research, training and appeals with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, has been named one of 25 "Leaders in the Law" for 2011 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
February 28, 2011
Leonard 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 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., '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 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 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 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 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 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 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
George 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Jon R. Muth, '71, was named Lawyer of the Year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly at the March 15 Leaders in the Law awards celebration in Troy. http://legalnews.com/grandrapids/1005177/
March 28, 2011
Robert 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 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
Jay Bielfield, '70, has joined Roetzel and Andress LPA as counsel in Roetzel's Toledo office. Bielfield's practice includes banking, finance, government and professional sports. He specializes in negotiations, client development and real estate, and is a licensed broker. Bielfield previously negotiated and managed the acquisition of both a major league baseball team and a national ice hockey team. He negotiated the construction and financing of a major league baseball stadium, and formerly served on the National Hockey League's Board of Governors. Bielfield has served as general counsel to a number of high-profile clients, including two professional sports organizations. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.
August 29, 2011
Martin 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 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. 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. 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
Richard 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
Tyrone 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
Mark R. Hauser, '67, managing director 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
Wayne A. Budd, '67, senior counsel with the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, and a member of the Board of Directors of AAA Southern New England, was elected chairman of AAA's national Board of Directors.
June 30, 2011
Jack S. Couzens, '67, of Couzens Lansky of Farmington Hills, was chosen as a 2011 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager. He is part of a select group, representing less than 7 percent of wealth managers in the Detroit metropolitan area. The award is based on survey results from thousands of consumers and other financial services professionals.
August 16, 2011
Wayne A. Budd, '67, senior counsel with the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, has been named as a recipient of The American Lawyer's annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Budd joins a select group of attorneys, including Howard Baker, James Baker III, Warren Christopher, Lloyd Cutler, Joseph Flom, Judith Kaye, Walter Mondale, Sargent Shriver and Robert Strauss, who have received this distinction, awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding private sector success and a devotion to public service over the course of their careers. More here.
September 9, 2011
Wayne 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Sanford 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