Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

Steven Chester
Steven Chester '82, rejoined Miller Canfield as senior counsel in the Energy, Environmental and Regulatory Group after a distinguished career in the public sector. He most recently served as deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Washington, D.C. Prior to that service, he was director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

July 1, 2014
Peter Kellett
Peter Kellett '82, was re-elected chairman and chief executive officer of Dykema for a second three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2015. 

July 11, 2014
Sandra Glazier
Sandra Glazier '82, received an Award of Appreciation from the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan for her presentation on "The Intersection of Probate and Family Law - Postmortem" at the 2014 Mid-Summer Seminar.

August 1, 2014
Thomas Wilczak
Thomas Wilczak '82, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Environmental and Litigation-Environmental. He is with Pepper Hamilton LLP.

August 21, 2014
Daniel Bretz
Daniel Bretz '82, of Clark Hill PLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Lee Hornberger
Lee Hornberger '82, LL.M., an arbitrator and mediator, was honored with the George N. Bashara, Jr. Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section at its annual meeting and conference in Ann Arbor. The award is given annually to an individual, program, or entity in recognition of exemplary service to the ADR Section and its members.

October 24, 2014
Lee Hornberger
Lee Hornberger '82, LL.M., arbitrator and mediator, has been elected chair of the Traverse City Human Rights Commission.

January 7, 2015
Sandra Glazier
Sandra Glazier '82, will present "What Every Estate Planner Should Know About Undue Influence: Recognizing It, Insulating Against It and Litigating It" with co-authors Thomas Sweeney and Thomas Dixon during the American Bar Association's Spring Symposia in Washington, D.C., April 3-May 1, and the article will be presented March 19 to the advisory board of Bloomberg BNA for publication consideration. Glazier is a shareholder of Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin PC.

March 6, 2015
Peter Kellett
Peter Kellett '82, Dykema's chairman and CEO, was elected to the Detroit Economic Club's board of directors.

April 23, 2015
Sandra Glazier
Sandra Glazier '82, a Lipson Neilson shareholder, accepted a position on the faculty of the 41st Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute. Held in South Bend, Ind., Sept. 17-18, this event brings together tax and estate planning experts from across the country. Glazier will co-present, along with attorneys Thomas Dixon and Thomas Sweeney, on the topic of "Undue Influence, Recognizing It, Insulating and Planning Against It, and Litigating It." Glazier, Dixon and Sweeney have gained national recognition for their expertise on this topic. They were featured presenters on this topic during the American Bar Association's 2015 Spring Symposia in Washington D.C., and an article they co-authored on this topic is in the July-August 2015 issue of Bloomberg BNA's Tax Management: Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal.  

August 9, 2015
Lee Hornberger
Lee Hornberger '82, presented "2015 Michigan Arbitration and Mediation Case Law Update" at the State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting and Conference in Traverse City, Mich., on October 2. He is an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City.

October 5, 2015
Lee Hornberger
Lee Hornberger '82, has joined Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, a group of respected alternative dispute resolution neutrals.

November 16, 2015
Lee Hornberger, LL.M.
Lee Hornberger, LL.M. '82, presented "Michigan Domestic Relations Arbitration and Mediation Case Law Update" at the State Bar of Michigan's Family Law Section 2016 Mid-Winter Conference in Puerto Rico. He is an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City.

February 11, 2016
Douglas Toering
Douglas Toering '82, has joined Mantese Honigman, PC as a partner. He works in the firm's Troy office.

February 17, 2016
Sandra Glazier
Sandra Glazier '82, will be the featured speaker at the Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium in April. She is a shareholder at Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer Garin PC.

March 15, 2016
Douglas Toering
Douglas Toering '82, a partner with Mantese Honigman, was named one of 30 Leaders in the Law for 2016 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He earned his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University in 1979.

March 30, 2016
Lee Hornberger, LL.M.
Lee Hornberger, LL.M. '82, presented "Michigan Arbitration & Mediation Case Law Update" at an event in Detroit sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan's Solo and Small Firm Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Hornberger, an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City, earned his bachelor's and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.

May 3, 2016
Michael S. Khoury
Michael S. Khoury '82, has joined FisherBroyles LLP as a partner in the Detroit office. He is with the firm's Corporate, Technology and Privacy and Data Protection Practice Groups. He also was honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2016, and he has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer and a DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

May 3, 2016
Samuel T. Stahl
Samuel T. Stahl '82, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked band three in corporate/mergers & acquisitions by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. Stahl earned his bachelor's degree from Oakland University.

July 6, 2016
Jody L. Aaron
Jody L. Aaron '82, an attorney with Johnson Law PLC in Detroit, was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2016 "Women in the Law."    

July 25, 2016
Lee Hornberger, LL.M.
Lee Hornberger, LL.M. '82, was voted in as chair-elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Hornberger, an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City, earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Michigan.

September 29, 2016
  Lee Hornberger, LL.M.
Lee Hornberger, LL.M. '82, was named a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer. Hornberger, an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City, earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Michigan.

October 3, 2016
Michael Khoury
Michael Khoury '82, a partner at FisherBroyles LLP in Detroit, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2017 as Information Technology Lawyer of the Year in Detroit. He also was honored by DBusiness Magazine as a 2017 Top Lawyer in information technology, and he was named a 2017 Michigan Super Lawyer in the category of technology transactions. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

November 22, 2016
James Derian
James Derian '81, was installed as president of the Oakland County Bar Association. He is a litigation attorney with Delphi Automotive Systems in Troy. After practicing as a partner for a mid-sized Southfield firm for a number of years, Derian joined Butzel Long, spending six years there before being recruited in 2006 to his current in-house position with Delphi.

January 30, 2014
Connie Marie Kelley
Connie Marie Kelley '81, 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. Kelley is a Wayne County Circuit Court judge.

February 10, 2014
Gerald Acker
Gerald Acker '81, was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2014 "Leaders in the Law." Acker is co-founder and senior partner of Goodman Acker PC. Acker, a personal injury attorney, founded his Southfield-based firm more than 20 years ago. Currently he is president of the Michigan Association for Justice, a nonprofit organization of approximately 1,600 members dedicated to furthering civil justice and access to the courts for the people of Michigan.

March 26, 2014
Susan Burkhart
Susan Burkhart '81, was named Best Lawyers 2014 Raleigh Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year." Burkhart is the chair of the Insurance Law and Coverage practice in the Raleigh, N.C., office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP and has been with the firm since its founding in 1992.  

April 30, 2014
Stanley Pitts
Stanley Pitts '81, a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in the firm's Labor and Employment Department, has been recognized as a Man of Excellence for 2014 by the Michigan Chronicle. The award is designed to celebrate African-American men in Southeast Michigan who inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievement and participation in community service. Pitts focuses his practice on the defense of employers facing labor and employment challenges. He is a member and previous chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Professional Ethics Committee and a member of its Attorney Discipline Board Hearing Panel. In addition, he is a case evaluator for the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Labor Panel.  

June 27, 2014
David Marmon
David Marmon '81, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, an administrative court that hears appeals on several categories of Michigan taxes. Marmon is an attorney at Hoffert & Associates, and received the Deloitte & Touche Award for the best paper in the area of taxation.

July 1, 2014
Scott Mandel
Scott Mandel '81, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Litigation - Antitrust. He is with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

September 3, 2014
Gregory DeMars
Gregory DeMars '81, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law  Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law. He is with Honigman.

September 5, 2014
Susan Healy Zitterman
Susan Healy Zitterman '81, of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine and to the Top 50 list of women lawyers.

September 19, 2014
Stuart Sherr
Stuart Sherr '81, was appointed mayor pro tem of Bloomfield Hills. Sherr is vice president of Sherr Development Corp. and has been a Bloomfield Hills city commissioner since December 2012.

November 17, 2014
Susan Grant '81, will retire from her post as judge of 77th District Court in Big Rapids at the end of the year. She has served the court as judge since 1996.

December 8, 2014
David Marmon
David Marmon '81, was reappointed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, an administrative court that hears appeals on several categories of Michigan taxes.

May 12, 2015
Francyne Stacey
Francyne Stacey '81, joined Hooper Hathaway PC in Ann Arbor as a member. In her role at Hooper Hathaway, Stacey's expertise in public employee law and representation of individuals rounds out the firm's labor and employment practice.

July 2, 2015
Stanley Pitts
Stanley Pitts '81, was elected to a four-year term of the Board of Directors of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Pitts is a member of Honigman's Labor and Employment Department in the firm's Detroit office. He focuses his practice on the defense of employers facing labor and employment challenges.  

July 17, 2015
John Cabaniss
John Cabaniss '81, was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and has opened an office in Phoenix. He will also maintain his Milwaukee office and focus on plaintiff's legal malpractice and personal injury matters in both locations.

November 16, 2015
Darnell Jackson
Darnell Jackson '81, gave a TED talk on "The Value of Human Worth." View his talk here. He is a judge with the Saginaw County Circuit Court. 

November 23, 2015
Stuart Sherr
Stuart Sherr '81, former Mayor Pro Tem, is now mayor of Bloomfield Hills.

February 3, 2016
Gregory J. DeMars
Gregory J. DeMars '81, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked band three in real estate by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. DeMars earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from Wayne State University.

July 6, 2016
Scott Mandel
Scott Mandel '81, a shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC in Lansing, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Lansing. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

August 26, 2016
Paul Brewster '81, of Lewinski & Brewster PC, was featured in the Sault Ste. Marie Evening News for his role in restoring a historic building in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Read the full article here. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan in 1977.

October 3, 2016
Scott L. Mandel
Scott L. Mandel '81, a shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC in Lansing, was named a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer in business litigation. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

October 4, 2016
Thomas R. Meagher
Thomas R. Meagher '81, a shareholder of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC in Lansing, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2017 for commercial litigation. He also was named a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer in employee litigation: defense. He earned his master's degree from American Graduate School of International Management and his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

October 4, 2016
Kirk Tabbey
Kirk Tabbey '81, partnered with the nonprofit organization Sweet Dreamzzz Inc. and sponsored sleep education, sleeping bags and sleep kits for about 300 students at Holmes Elementary School in Ypsilanti. Tabbey is a district court judge in Washtenaw County. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

November 11, 2016
Aleksandra Miziolek
Aleksandra Miziolek '80, has been appointed as vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Feb. 3, 2014, of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of automotive sealing, fuel and brake, and fluid transfer systems. With more than 30 years of experience advising automotive companies, Miziolek will join Cooper Standard from Dykema Gossett PLLC. As a Dykema Gossett member, she held a variety of key management positions, including service on the firm's Executive Board and as director of its Automotive Industry Group. Her law practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and SEC disclosure matters. She has counseled a broad range of automotive companies on cross-border transactions and strategic alliances involving North American, European and Asian businesses.

December 13, 2013
Timothy Connors
Timothy Connors '80, 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. Connors is a Washtenaw County Circuit Court judge.

February 10, 2014
Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer '80, was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2014 "Leaders in the Law." A partner at Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers in Royal Oak, Palmer specializes in labor and employment law, but also handles personal injury, medical malpractice, police misconduct, criminal defense and civil rights violations matters. In addition, he has served as appointed Special Independent Counsel to the Detroit City Council since 1981, advising the council on numerous legal issues involving the separation of powers.

April 1, 2014
Larry Mann
Larry Mann '80, announced his retirement from his partnership position with Bowman and Brooke in Bloomfield Hills. Mann is a former Wayne Law professor as well as an alumnus.

May 27, 2014
Deborah Brouwer
Deborah Brouwer '80, presented, with partner Terry Bonnette, '04, "Managing Religion in the Workplace" at the June 5, 2014, Nemeth Law Raising the Bar series. Brouwer is a partner with Nemeth Law PC. Also with Bonnette, she presented "Workplace Violence, Safety and Security: Risk Assessment and Prevention" at Michigan HR Day in Lansing on April 23, 2014.

June 16, 2014
Robert Seibert '80, co-wrote (with 2011 alumna Kimberly Seibert) an article titled Social Networking Sites and the Requirement of Authentication published in the July 2014 Michigan Bar Journal.

August 1, 2014
Noreen Slank
Noreen Slank '80, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Nemeth was recognized in the practice area of Appellate Practice, Insurance Law. She is with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.

August 19, 2014
John Willems
John Willems '80, of Miller Canfield has been awarded the 2014 John Hensel Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports Section. Willems is a long-time member and supporter of ArtServe Michigan (which will soon be re-named Creative Many Michigan), currently serving as the chair-elect for the organization's board of directors. He was also a long-time member and past chair of the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte and an advisory board member for Lawyers for the Creative Economy and was a member of its predecessor organization, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He also actively supports Detroit's PuppetART puppet theater, providing pro bono legal services, developmental guidance and advice. Willems also is an active recording and performing musician, a poet, sound designer, producer, photographer, audio engineer and a videographer.

September 9, 2014
George Gregory
George Gregory '80, of George W. Gregory PLLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Carol Rosati
Carol Rosati '80, of Johnson Rosati Schultz & Joppich PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine and to the Top 50 list of women lawyers.

September 19, 2014
Tracy Lee Allen
Tracy Lee Allen '80, of Global Resolutions PLLC was named to the Top 50 women lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Noreen Slank
Noreen Slank '80, of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC was named to the Top 50 women lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
John Willems
John Willems '80, principal of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone in Detroit, was elected chairman of the Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan.

January 21, 2015
Larry Burdick
Larry Burdick '80, was appointed executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, an autonomous division within the office of the Michigan Attorney General, charged with providing training, legal assistance and technical support to Michigan prosecutors. Burdick previous served as a prosecutor in Isabella County for 30 years, the last 24 as its elected prosecutor.

February 22, 2015
Michael Butler
Michael Butler '80, published an editorial, "Show me a sign," in the Detroit Legal News. The column shared his perspective on Michigan liability and auto negligence law. He is with Bernstein & Bernstein.

April 20, 2015
Laurel McGiffert
Laurel McGiffert '80, of Plunkett Cooney has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.

July 28, 2015
Noreen Slank
Noreen Slank '80, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Slank was recognized in the practice areas of Appellate Practice, Insurance Law; and Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants. She is with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.

August 18, 2015
Daniel Kubiak
Daniel Kubiak '80, of Mika Meyers in Grand Rapids wrote How does a reverse mortgage work? published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

September 2, 2015
Robert Parker
Robert Parker '80, is profiled in the Traverse City Record Eagle. He is CEO of Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge, which is celebrating 25 years in Traverse City. 

October 7, 2015
Kathryn J. Humphrey '80, member of Dykema Gossett PLLC in Detroit, spoke to students in Professor Laura Bartell's Effective Oral Communication for Lawyers Seminar. Humphrey is chair of the Wayne Law Board of Visitors.

October 12, 2015
Michael O'Neill '80, was lead plaintiff's counsel in the longest civil jury trial in the history of the New York City courthouse. Jury selection began Sept. 8, 2014, and the final verdict was rendered Aug. 3, 2015. The trial arose out of a fatal construction crane collapse that occurred on May 30, 2008. The jury awarded his clients $56 million in damages.

November 4, 2015
Barry Goldman
Barry Goldman '80, co-wrote Opinions - Essays on Lawyering, Litigation and Arbitration, the Placebo Effect, Chutzpah, and Related Matters with Stuart Israel. The book was recently published and is available for purchase here. Goldman is an arbitrator and mediator and an adjunct Wayne Law professor.

June 20, 2016
Deborah Brouwer
Deborah Brouwer '80, co-presented "Dealing with the Problem Employee" on May 18 at Nemeth Law's Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law. She also co-presented "Litigation Developments and Trends: Gender Identity in the Workplace," for a large insurance group April 27 in Pittsburgh. Brouwer, a partner with Nemeth Law PC, earned her master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan.

July 6, 2016
Noreen L. Slank
Noreen L. Slank '80, an attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in Southfield, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" in metro Detroit. Slank attended Wayne State University's School of Social Work, where she earned her master of social work degree in 1975 and bachelor of social work degree in 1974.

August 15, 2016
Vicky Farah
Vicky Farah '80, was featured on The Huffington Post in a column, "The Joy of Helping the American Dream Come True," about her career as an immigration attorney. Read the full article here. Farah's firm, The Law Offices of Afaf Vicky Farah, is in Ann Arbor. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

August 16, 2016
Robert E.L. Wright
Robert E.L. Wright '80, founder of The Peace Talks PLC, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for Grand Rapids. He earned a master's degree in psychology from University of Santa Monica and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

September 13, 2016
Marshal E. Hyman '80, prevailed in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision, which will have a significant impact for immigration practice. Applying the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. United States, which held that the Armed Career Criminal Act's residual definition of the term "violent felony" was void for vagueness, the Sixth Circuit held that the Immigration and Nationality Act's definition of "crime of violence" which expressly incorporates the 18 USC 16(b) definition of "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague. Accordingly, the court granted the petition for review, vacated the order of removal and remanded the case for proceedings consistent with its opinion. Read the full opinion here. Hyman, founder of Marshal E. Hyman & Associates PC in Troy, earned his bachelor's degree from Oakland University in 1974.

October 3, 2016
Noreen L. Slank
Noreen L. Slank '80, of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in Southfield was named a Michigan Super Lawyer. She also was named to the Top 50: 2016 Women Michigan Super Lawyers list. Slank attended Wayne State University's School of Social Work, where she earned her bachelor of social work degree in 1974 and master of social work degree in 1975.

October 3, 2016
George W. Gregory
George W. Gregory '80, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. He was recognized in the specialty of trusts and estates and in the area of litigation trusts and estates. He earned his master's degree in business administration from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and his bachelor's degree in economics from Michigan State University.

October 3, 2016
Jeffrey A. Levine
Jeffrey A. Levine '80, a shareholder of Couzens Lansky in Farmington Hills, was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in mergers and acquisitions. He earned his master of laws degree from New York University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

October 4, 2016
Lorraine F. New
Lorraine F. New '80, wrote "When the First Spouse Dies: A Word to All Wise Probate Attorneys, Tax Planners and Advisors" for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here. New is an attorney with George W. Gregory PLLC in Troy. She earned her master's degree from the University of Michigan and her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

October 4, 2016
Roland Hwang
Roland Hwang '80, L.L.M. '84, received a Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar of Michigan. Hwang is an assistant attorney general with Michigan's Department of Attorney General. He earned his master of business administration degree and bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.

October 6, 2016
Laurel McGiffert
Laurel McGiffert '80, a partner with Plunkett Cooney in Detroit, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2017 for medical malpractice law. She earned her bachelor's degree from Vassar College.

October 17, 2016
Robert E.L. Wright
Robert E.L. Wright '80, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan. This is the highest honor bestowed by the section. Wright is founder of The Peace Talks PLC in Grand Rapids. He earned a master's degree in psychology from University of Santa Monica and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.  

October 25, 2016
Albert T. Nelson Jr.
Albert T. Nelson Jr. '80, of counsel at Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC in Troy, has been named a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer in the area of business and corporate law. He earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Detroit.

November 3, 2016
Lawrence Murphy
Lawrence Murphy '79, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Commercial Litigation. He is with Honigman.

September 5, 2014
I. W. Winsten
I. W. Winsten '79, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation. He is with Honigman.

September 5, 2014
I. W. Winsten
I. W. Winsten '79, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Susan Patton
Susan Patton '79, of Butzel Long has been named a Fellow, Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Michigan. The Fellows Program recognizes those individuals who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to the section, and who are regarded as top health care attorneys in Michigan. 

September 30, 2014
Wayne Miller
Wayne Miller '79, was named one of 30 "Leaders in the Law" for 2015 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is with Miller & Tischler PC.

February 10, 2015
Alan Kanter
Alan Kanter '79, a complex commercial litigator with  Vestevich Mallender DuBois & Dritsas PC, was inducted into Worldwide Registry. To be a part of the Worldwide Registry, candidates must be selected by a research committee based on their past accomplishments and awards received. Candidates must complete a phone interview before being extended an invitation to become a member.

February 25, 2015
Steven Sonenberg '79, was appointed as public defender in Pima County, Arizona.

August 20, 2015
Marilyn Mullane '79, will receive the Michigan State Bar Foundation's 2015 Access to Justice Award which honors persons who have significantly advanced access to justice for the poor in Michigan.

October 5, 2015
Thaddeus J. Kedzierski
Thaddeus J. Kedzierski '79, was re-elected for a second four-year term as mayor of Grosse Pointe Shores. Kedzierski, CPA, JD, is currently of counsel to Charfoos and Christensen PC, and practices in Royal Oak, MI.

November 30, 2015
Anthony Guerriero
Anthony Guerriero '79, has been appointed chief of legislation, grants and community relations for the Wayne County prosecutor. Guerriero, who is general counsel for Westwood Community Schools in Dearborn Heights and maintains a private practice, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

April 27, 2016
Jerome Crawford '79, was appointed chief assistant to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. He earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1976.

May 13, 2016
Hon. James Brady '79, of the 47th District Court received the 2016 Distinguished Public Servant award from the Oakland County Bar Association. Brady earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

June 27, 2016
I.W. Winsten
I.W. Winsten '79, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked band three in litigation: general commercial by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. Winsten earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

July 6, 2016
Adrianne Mazura
Adrianne Mazura '78, was named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys in Illinois for 2014.  a Chicago-based partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, Mazura  also was named in the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers list and in the Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers list. Her field of recognition is Employment Litigation: Defense.

January 23, 2014
Timothy Busch
Timothy Busch '78, founded The Busch Firm in Irvine, California, 35 years ago. The Busch Firm now has joined forces with Michael Caspino, previously with Brady Vorwerck,Ryder and Caspino, to form Busch & Caspino - a new full-service law firm concentrating on business, estate and tax planning and corporate real estate and business litigation as well as religious organizations and canon law. Busch also is the founder of Pacific Hospitality Group, a hotel development and management firm; Trinitas Cellars, Napa Institute; and he co-founded JSerra Catholic High School and St. Anne School. He also is is a certified professional accountant and real estate broker.

March 14, 2014
Nancy Diehl
Nancy Diehl '78, 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. She is retired as trial division chief of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, and will represent members submitted by the State Bar of Michigan.

June 24, 2014
Ashley Lipson
Ashley Lipson '78, (LL.M.), is the author of a new book, Courtroom Use and Misuse of Mathematics, Physics and Finance: Cases, Lessons and Materials, released by Carolina Academic Press. Lipson is a professor of law at the University of La Verne College of Law in California.

July 18, 2014
Robert Kaplow
Robert Kaplow '78, of Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.

August 19, 2014
Mark Granzotto
Mark Granzotto '78, of Mark Granzotto PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Monika Holzer Sacks
Monika Holzer Sacks '78, of the law firm of Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg celebrated the firm's 20th anniversary. She was named president of the Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for 2013-14 and is a founding member of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan.

October 24, 2014
Gary Rogers
Gary Rogers '78, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Rogers was recognized in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency, Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Insurance. He is with Fraser Trebilcock.

October 28, 2014
Steven Howell
Steven Howell '78, of Dickinson Wright PLLC was awarded the Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence from the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter. Howell is a member in the firm's Detroit office. He also serves as the practice department manager for the firm's Banking & Finance, Creditors' Rights, Municipal Finance and International Law Practices.

November 4, 2014
Steven Howell
Steven Howell '78, was named one of 30 "Leaders in the Law" for 2015 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is with Dickinson Wright PLLC.

February 10, 2015
Jules Olsman
Jules Olsman '78, was named one of 30 "Leaders in the Law" for 2015 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is with Olsman Mueller Wallace & MacKenzie.

February 10, 2015
Brad Rayle
Brad Rayle '78, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Rayle was recognized in the practice area of Labor Law-Management. He is with Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC.

August 21, 2015
Brad Rayle
Brad Rayle '78, of Howard & Howard Attorneys was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.

September 16, 2015
Stephen Schultz
Stephen Schultz '78, co-wrote "Public-Sector Collective Bargaining" for the September Michigan Bar Journal. He is a founding member of Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC.

November 11, 2015
Steven Gonzales
Steven Gonzales '78, co-edited a book entitled, Alternative Dispute Resolution in State and Local Governments, Analysis & Case Studies. It was recently published by the American Bar Association Press, on behalf of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section. Gonzales is associate professor of law at Arizona Summit Law School.

January 6, 2016
Tim Busch
Tim Busch '78, donated $15 million to Catholic University of America - the largest donation in the school's history. He is the founder of the Busch Firm, which specializes in high net-worth estate planning and real estate and business transactions. Busch also founded and is CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, a hotel development and management company that owns and manages eight hotels in California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University.

May 23, 2016
Andrew Wachler
Andrew Wachler '78, principal of Wachler & Associates, co-wrote Making the Case for Reopening the 68 Percent CMS Inpatient Settlement for RACMonitor. Wachler earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1974.

July 20, 2016
Andrew Wachler
Andrew Wachler '78, principal of Wachler & Associates, co-wrote CMS Proposed Rule to Implement Major Reforms to Medicare Appeals Process for RACMonitor. Wachler earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1974.

July 29, 2016
Monika Holzer Sacks
Monika Holzer Sacks '78, received the Blaine B. Johnson Jr. Award from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan for her outstanding contributions to continuing legal education. She is a shareholder in Nichols Sacks Slank Sendelbach & Buiteweg PC in Ann Arbor and Birmingham. She earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

August 10, 2016
Alice Jennings
Alice Jennings '78, received the Peter Hammer Award from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Michigan Regional Office for her decades of work in civil rights. Jennings, founder of Edwards & Jennings PC, which specializes in civil rights and employment law, earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. The award is named for Professor Peter Hammer, director of Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

September 20, 2016
Andrew Wachler
Andrew Wachler '78, principal of Wachler & Associates, co-wrote Federal Court Recognizes Need for Relief from Backlogged Medicare Appeals Process for RACMonitor. Wachler earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1974.

October 3, 2016
Wendy Lynn Potts
Wendy Lynn Potts '77, 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. Potts is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge.

February 10, 2014
Linda Hallmark
Linda Hallmark '77, served as the chairperson and moderator for the Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice Summit held May 21-23, 2014, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City. The focus of the summit was Medication and Mental Health Concerns for Children in Care. Hallmark is chief judge pro tem of the Oakland County Probate Court and also serves in the Circuit Court Family Division. She is one of 18 members of the multidisciplinary task force appointed by Gov. Snyder to focus on setting policies and protocols for victims of child abuse and neglect.

May 30, 2014
Lawrence McLaughlin
Lawrence McLaughlin '77, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law. He is with Honigman.

September 5, 2014
Alan Valade
Alan Valade '77, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Tax Law, Trusts and Estates. He is with Honigman.

September 5, 2014
Lawrence McLaughlin
Lawrence McLaughlin '77, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Lawrence McLaughlin
Lawrence McLaughlin '77, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, chair of the firm's Real Estate Department, was named co-chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers 2015 U.S. Law Conference and will serve as chair of the conference in 2016. He has served on the conference Program Planning Committee since 2004.    

September 30, 2014
Wendy Potts
Wendy Potts '77, was selected as one of 27 Esteemed Women of Michigan 2014. The Esteemed Women of Michigan program recognizes women who have excelled in their professions, risen above intolerable circumstances, developed the means to help others or have become inspirational figures for the younger generation, according to the program. Potts is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge.

October 1, 2014
Margo Nichols
Margo Nichols '77, of the law firm of Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg celebrated the firm's 20th anniversary. She was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's distinguished Women in the Law for 2014, and has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2006.

October 24, 2014
Barbara Levin '77, christened the nation's seventh littoral combat ship, Detroit, by smashing a bottle of champagne over its hull before it was launched Oct. 18, 2014, into the Menominee River at Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette, Wis. Engineered by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team, the ship will continue to undergo outfitting and testing before delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2015.

October 18, 2014
Lawrence McLaughlin
Lawrence McLaughlin '77, partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and chair of its real estate department, has been named to the 2014 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News. Hall of Fame members are chosen from hundreds of Midwest commercial real estate professionals, who are nominated each year for the depth of their experience and their contributions to the profession. McLaughlin is one of only three attorneys among the 70 professionals named this year.

January 28, 2015
Richard Kaufman
Richard Kaufman '77, a former Wayne County Circuit Court chief judge, has been named deputy county executive, the second-in-command to Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. Kaufman is a partner in the Farmington Hills-based law firm of Zausmer Kaufman August and Caldwell. He previously served as general manager and general counsel of metro Detroit's SMART transportation system.  

March 20, 2015
Garey Lindsay '77, was named regional director of the National Labor Relations Board Regional Office in Cincinnati.

June 2, 2015
Linda Hallmark
Linda Hallmark '77, chief judge pro tem of the Oakland County Probate Court, served as chairperson for the 18th annual Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Summit held in Traverse City. Hallmark is one of 18 members of the task force, which focuses on setting policies and protocols for victims of child abuse and neglect.  

June 10, 2015
William Perrone
William Perrone '77, of Dykema was appointed to the Michigan Board of Dentistry for a four-year term. Perrone, office managing member of the firm's Lansing office, focuses his practice in the area of state regulations, real estate and mortgage financing for clients in the manufactured housing, energy and insurance sectors. He is a former state assistant attorney general.

June 9, 2015
Linda Hallmark
Linda Hallmark '77, Oakland County probate judge, was honored for 35 years of service to the county.

June 25, 2015
Wendy Potts
Wendy Potts '77, judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court, has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.

July 28, 2015
Lawrence Jordan
Lawrence Jordan '77, was elected to the council of the State Bar of Michigan's Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports Section. He is managing partner of the Ann Arbor office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss PC. 

November 30, 2015
Linda Hallmark
Linda Hallmark '77, was nominated for the 2015 Daniel J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award. She is chief judge of the Oakland County Probate Court.

January 4, 2016
Robert Martinez
Robert Martinez '77, was appointed to the Parkland Health & Hospital System Board of Managers in Dallas. He is a partner with Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, LLP in Fort Worth, Texas.

February 12, 2016
Hon. Wendy Potts
Hon. Wendy Potts '77, received a "WONder Woman Award" from the Women Officials Network Foundation. She is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge who earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

May 13, 2016
Lawrence D. McLaughlin
Lawrence D. McLaughlin '77, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked a star individual in real estate by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. McLaughlin earned his bachelor's degree from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute).

July 6, 2016
Lisa DeMoss
Lisa DeMoss '77, was featured in the Detroit Legal News for its report, "Law professor co-chairs DMBA Foundation Board." Read the full article here. DeMoss earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

August 18, 2016
Chad Schmucker
Chad Schmucker '77, announced his retirement as president of The National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, after three years of leading the institute for the continuing education for judges. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

October 5, 2016
Leo Goddeyne
Leo Goddeyne '77, received the John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Michigan. He is senior counsel at Miller Canfield in Kalamazoo. His pro bono efforts focus on counseling organizations that serve low-income communities. Goddeyne earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

October 6, 2016
Barbara Levin
Barbara Levin '77, served as the sponsor of the USS Detroit, which was commissioned into the U.S. Navy this month. As sponsor, Levin was chosen to christen the new naval vessel. Levin earned her master's degree in mathematics from Columbia University and her bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.

October 26, 2016
Ron Cheli '77, joined Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office as a shareholder who focuses his practice in the area of corporate real estate. He earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and business administration from Aquinas College in 1973.

December 3, 2016
James Fisher
James Fisher '76, 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. Fisher, previously chief judge of Barry County Circuit Court, will chair the commission. He is an attorney with Law Weathers where his primary practice areas are arbitration and mediation. He will represent members submitted by the Michigan Judges Association.

June 24, 2014
Susan Reed
Susan Reed '76, was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the State Bar of Michigan. Reed, a Detroit resident, is a veteran criminal defense attorney and president of the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association.

September 19, 2014
Dawn Van Hoek
Dawn Van Hoek '76, has been awarded as a Champion of Justice by the Michigan State Bar. Van Hoek of Ann Arbor is director of the State Appellate Defender Office and past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

September 19, 2014
Dawn Van Hoek
Dawn Van Hoek '76, was named one of 30 "Leaders in the Law" for 2015 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is director of the State Appellate Defender Office.

February 10, 2015
Freddie Burton
Freddie Burton '76, was named as the new chief justice for the Wayne County Probate Court to serve the rest of 2015 in the role. New chief justices for several courts in the state will be selected in 2016.  

August 6, 2015
Richard Marek
Richard Marek '76, was elected president of the Vermont State Historical Society. He ended 12 years of service in the Vermont House of Representatives earlier this year, after retiring from practicing corporate law.

September 1, 2015
Adam Shakoor
Adam Shakoor '76, of Adam Shakoor & Associates PC was chosen by the State Bar of Michigan to be honored with the Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award. Shakoor served as Detroit deputy mayor and as chief judge of 33rd District Court in Detroit.

September 18, 2015
James “Jim” Fisher '76, has joined Dickinson Wright's Grand Rapids office as of counsel.

January 25, 2016
Bruce Vandegrift
Bruce Vandegrift '76, has been named personal trust business development officer for Chemical Bank Wealth Management's west Michigan region.

March 15, 2016
Hon. Isidore Torres
Hon. Isidore Torres '76, was appointed director of the Wayne County Fraud and Corruption Investigation Unit. Torres, who earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, is of counsel with Williams Acosta in Detroit.

May 13, 2016
David DuMouchel
David 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 DuMouchel
David DuMouchel '75, of Butzel Long was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

September 19, 2014
Chokwe Lumumba '75, who died in 2014, was honored by the Detroit City Council, which is adding a second street sign to Warren Avenue, naming it for him. Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist, was mayor of Jackson, Miss., at the time of his death. 

March 24, 2015
George Sinas
George Sinas '75, a senior partner at Sinas Dramis Brake Boughton & McIntyre PC in Lansing, gave a presentation on the state's auto no-fault law during a People's Law School session in East Lansing. People's Law School, sponsored by the Sinas Dramis law firm, Wayne Law and Michigan Association for Justice, is open to the community.

September 22, 2015
Brian Mackie '75, was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Crime Victim Services Commission. Mackie is the prosecuting attorney of Washtenaw County.  

November 18, 2015
Joan Young
Joan 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 Cook
Roger 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 Esshaki
Gene Esshaki '74, of Abbott Nicholson PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

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

September 19, 2014
Michael Pitt
Michael 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
Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt '74, was interviewed about tort reform for an Asked and Answered column in the Detroit Legal News.

November 13, 2014
M. Richard Knoblock '74, is retiring as judge of 52nd Circuit Court in Huron County. He has held the seat for 36 years.

December 5, 2014
Donald Sanderson '74, is retiring from the 2B District Court bench. The judge has held the seat since 1978.

December 28, 2014
Thomas Guyer
Thomas Guyer '74, was honored by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit during its annual Attorney Appreciation Awards. Guyer is a partner with Guyer Rose PLLC and a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. who has prevented many evictions.

April 23, 2015
Gene Esshaki
Gene Esshaki '74, wrote an article, "Judicial Intervention in Arbitration Proceedings Pre-Award," published in the June Michigan Bar Journal.

June 17, 2015
Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly '74, a St. Clair County Circuit Court judge, was the subject of a feature story, "Judge Dan and Mary Kelly together in law," in The Times Herald.

September 1, 2015
Timothy Baughman
Timothy Baughman '74, was chosen by the State Bar of Michigan to be honored with the Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award. Baughman retired from his position as chief of research, training and appeals with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in April, although he remains on staff part time offering legal advice and work on appellate briefs

September 18, 2015
Janet Cooper '74, will be posthumously inducted into the 32nd class of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. She was a civil rights advocate. 

September 21, 2015
Dennis Hertel '74, was appointed professor by the National Defense University for the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. The former congressman has addressed defense officials from 28 nations, and he remains of-counsel to the Franklin Partnership in Washington, D.C.

November 3, 2015
Joan Young
Joan Young '74, was presented with the first Justice Marilyn J. Kelly Award for Outstanding Service. This award was named after retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn J. Kelly. Young is currently chief judge pro tempore of the circuit court and serves in the family division. She is also the presiding judge of the men's section of the Oakland County Adult Treatment Court.

December 9, 2015
Michael Pitt
Michael Pitt '74, was selected vice president of the board of Public Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm. Pitt is a founding member of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC in Royal Oak. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1971.

August 24, 2016
Louis Ognisanti '73, was reappointed by the governor to Michigan's Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates. He was first appointed to the board in 2011. He previously worked the Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner PLC law firm where he specialized in workers' compensation issues.

January 27, 2015
Roy Gotham '73, announced his retirement after 25 years as Gogebic and Ontonagon County circuit court judge. The retirement also marks his 42 years in the legal profession in both Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.

December 9, 2015

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