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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Lisa S. Lane, '86, wrote and published Firm Conviction: A Case Against Private Law Practice (Strategic Book Publishing, 2009). She is a certified employment and labor law arbitrator.
    October 2, 2013

  • Michael BlumMichael Blum, '86, of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC recently was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the fields of Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-Management. Blum was also selected to be included in Super Lawyers for his work in Employment and Labor law.  
    October 8, 2013

  • Michael SchwartzMichael Schwartz, '86, was recently named Great Lakes Partner/Principal of the Year as well as National Real Estate Consulting Lead at the accounting firm McGladrey LLP in Chicago.  Schwartz, a principal in the firm's National Real Estate Group heads up the 35+ member Lease Consulting Practice that serves as an outsourced partner to national and multi-national owners, lenders, and corporate and retail entities in connection with their real estate acquisition, disposition, refinancing and operational needs.
    October 21, 2013

  • Elizabeth PezzettiElizabeth Pezzetti, '86, has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court as chief judge of the Oakland County Probate Court. Pezzetti's term as chief judge will begin on January 1, 2014. Pezzetti joined the Oakland County Probate Court in 2001. In addition to handling probate cases, Pezzetti serves in the Family Division. Prior to joining the court, she was in private practice specializing in employment law, media law, school law and commercial litigation. She is currently a board member of the Michigan Inter Professional Association and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society and the Model Civil Jury Instructions Committee. She is a fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. This will be Pezzetti's second term as chief judge of the Probate Court as she previously served as chief judge in the 2008-09 term.
    October 23, 2013

  • Kenneth NeumanKenneth Neuman, '86, was named as a Top Rated Lawyer by DBusiness magazine for the third consecutive year. He is with Neuman Anderson PC a Birmingham-based business law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation.
    February 10, 2014

  • Kenneth NeumanKenneth Neuman, '86, was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. He is managing partner at Neuman Anderson PC, based in Birmingham.
    May 2, 2014

  • Jerry Dorsey IVJerry Dorsey IV, '86, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the 15-member Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. Dorsey is chief of trials and litigation for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, where he works in the child abuse unit and is deputy chief of the special victims unit. He is chairman of the Wayne County Council Against Family Violence and a board member of the Guidance Center.
    June 24, 2014

  • Nancy NawrockiNancy Nawrocki, '86, one of fewer than 100 attorneys in the United States with an advanced master of laws degree in elder law, has changed the name of her Brighton-based firm to Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning PLLC.
    July 11, 2014

  • Anne YantusAnne Yantus, '86, wrote an article, "Sentence Creep: Increasing Penalties in Michigan and the Need for Sentencing Reform," that was published in the spring issue of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She serves as managing attorney of the plea unit of the State Appellate Defender Office and also teaches Appellate Advocacy and Criminal Sentencing as an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law.
    August 19, 2014

  • Kay Standridge KressKay Standridge Kress, '86, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization and Litigation-Bankruptcy. She is with Pepper Hamilton LLP.
    August 21, 2014

  • Michael BlumMichael Blum, '86, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management. He is with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.
    September 3, 2014

  • Judy CaltonJudy Calton, '86, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. She is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Lynn GandhiLynn Gandhi, '86, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law. She is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • E. Powell MillerE. Powell Miller, '86, of The Miller Law Firm PC  was named to the Top 10 and the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Kenneth NeumanKenneth Neuman, '86, of Neuman Anderson PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Judy CaltonJudy Calton, '86, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP was named to the Top 50 women lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Mark Sadoff, '86, founded MJS Legal of Paris, France, a law firm concentrating on assisting companies in their international operations. Formerly, he was general counsel of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution and Saint Gobain Isover. 
    October 2, 2014

  • Judy CaltonJudy Calton, '86, a partner in the Litigation Department and the Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditor Rights Practice Group of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been elected treasurer of the Business Law Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan.  
    October 7, 2014

  • Kay KressKay Kress, '86, of Pepper Hamilton was elected to a three-year term as chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law of the American Bar Association. 
    November 4, 2014

  • Lynn A. GandhiLynn A. Gandhi, '86, was recognized as one of the best in the tax profession by State Tax Notes. She was the only private practice attorney chosen from a pool of practitioners, scholars and government officials. She was also lauded in the publication for her key role in creating a better business tax policy environment for Michigan taxpayers.
    January 5, 2015

  • Kelly Ann RamseyKelly Ann Ramsey, '86, was appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. The 11-person board promotes the health, safety and welfare of Michigan's children and families by funding local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect.
    January 6, 2015

  • Ken NeumanKen Neuman, '86, managing partner with Neuman Anderson PC, presented a May 20 session on new changes to the laws governing real estate lending to the Home Builders Association of Michigan.
    May 26, 2015

  • Lynn GandhiLynn Gandhi, '86, a partner in the state and local tax practice at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was elected to the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
    July 21, 2015

  • Joyce DraganchukJoyce Draganchuk, '86, Ingham County Circuit Court judge, gave a presentation on the state's judicial system 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 15, 2015

  • Judy CaltonJudy Calton, '86, has been elected vice chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Business Law Section. She is a partner in the bankruptcy, reorganization and creditor rights practice group at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit.
    October 7, 2015

  • Lynn A. GandhiLynn A. Gandhi, '86, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2016 "Women in the Law." Gandhi earned her LL.M. from New York University School of Law and her bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College.
    July 25, 2016

  • Anne YantusAnne Yantus, '86, retired from the State Appellate Defender Office in April and accepted a full-time position with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in July as assistant professor and director of clinical programs and externships. Yantus earned a bachelor of arts degree in French language teacher education from Wayne State University's College of Education in 1983.
    August 14, 2016

  • Daniel MinkusDaniel Minkus, '85, was named the recipient of the 8th annual Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award by the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section. Minkus, a Farmington Hills resident, is a member with Clark Hill PLC in Birmingham. Minkus practices in the Corporate Practice Group at Clark Hill and concentrates in the areas of business and real estate, advising and counseling clients with respect to a wide range of matters.A long-time member of the state Bar's Business Section, Minkus is a past chairman and served on the Council from 1994-2001. He has been the chairman of the Section's Unincorporated Enterprises Committee since 1991 and has been active in the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has served as the director of training for the Section's Business Boot Camp. Minkus also has been recognized regularly as one of a handful of top Tier One M&A lawyers by Chambers USA, as a top lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Michigan and has been interviewed by the media as an expert in Michigan business law throughout his career. Minkus has authored several articles, and lectures frequently on a variety of business topics and is a contributing author to the book Michigan Contract Law and Michigan Business Formbook.    
    September 13, 2013

  • Thomas EinemanThomas Eineman, '85, was appointed to the bench of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He has been a sole practitioner since 1990. For the last 20 years, Eineman has volunteered as a judge in the Hernando County Teen Court program.
    February 10, 2014

  • Holli TarganHolli Targan, '85, was honored by PaymentsSource, a leading information resource for news, trends and analysis in the payments industry, as one of the year's Most Influential Women in the Payments Industry. Selected for her achievements in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Targan is one of only 20 women recognized for helping redefine the way people and businesses handle money. Targan serves as chairperson of the Electronic Payments practice group at Jaffee Raitt Hewitt & Weiss PC, where she is a partner.  
    April 25, 2014

  • Linda BurwellLinda Burwell, '85, formed National Employment Counsel PLLC, a firm focusing on workplace investigations, mediation, consulting and monitoring services. Burwell is an employment law expert and frequent speaker and author on employment law and risk-management issues.    
    June 12, 2014

  • Diane AkersDiane Akers, '85, a longtime associate and partner with the Detroit office of Bodman PLC, has been named the recipient of the ninth annual Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award by the State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section. Akers, a WestBloomfield resident, is currently of counsel to Bodman. She retired from full-time practice in 2010 but is still involved in business courts and other business law issues.
    August 11, 2014

  • John GustafsonJohn Gustafson, '85, was appointed as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. He was sworn in by the Hon. Vernelis K. Armstrong, U.S. magistrate judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division, and a 1960 Wayne Law alumnus.
    August 20, 2014

  • Michael IndenbaumMichael Indenbaum, '85, 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

  • William SargentWilliam Sargent, '85, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Employment Law - Individuals. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • William SargentWilliam Sargent, '85, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Linda BurwellLinda Burwell, '85, reported that her firm, National Employment Counsel PLLC, was recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of "Best Law Firms" in the category of employment law. She was selected individually for inclusion in the 21st edition of the Best Lawyers in America 2015 for the areas of employment law - management, labor law - management, and litigation - labor and employment in late August. She also was recognized by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in employment law: management and labor law: management and named a 2015 DBusiness Top Lawyer in September.
    November 5, 2014

  • Holli TarganHolli Targan, '85, a partner at Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, was recognized as a leading lawyer in her field by The Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
    December 11, 2014

  • Michael SheehyMichael Sheehy, '85, was nominated by his peers to the inaugural list of "Leading Lawyers" in Michigan for Leading Lawyers magazine. He is with Plunkett Cooney.
    December 16, 2014

  • Edward EwellEdward Ewell, '85, Wayne County Circuit Court judge, will receive the Purple Sport Coat Award at the sixth annual Tertzag Tribute Dinner in March. The award is given to those who exemplify Judge Kaye Tertzag's motto: "Be prompt. Be prepared. Be polite."
    January 6, 2015

  • Joseph FazioJoseph Fazio, '85, was re-elected to serve a two-year term as a managing director at Miller Canfield.  He is part of a five-person management administration that works with the CEO to oversee the firm's 16 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. Fazio is a principal in the Real Estate Group in the firm's Ann Arbor office,
    March 26, 2015

  • Holli TarganHolli Targan, '85, a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, has been appointed presidential advisor to the Merchant Acquirers Committee Board of Directors. The Merchant Acquirers Committee is an organization dedicated to providing universal risk management solutions through ongoing communication and cooperation among acquirers, card associations and enforcement agencies.
    July 24, 2015

  • Linda BurwellLinda Burwell, '85, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for the areas of employment law - management, labor law - management, and litigation - labor and employment. Earlier this summer, she served as a panelist at the American Conference Institute's 23rd national conference on employment practice liability insurance. This event was held in New York.
    September 9, 2015

  • Richard MiettinenRichard Miettinen, '85, of Howard & Howard Attorneys was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    September 16, 2015

  • Joseph SullivanJoseph Sullivan, '85, has joined Litchfield Cavo in Chicago. He has defended companies involved with product liability and asbestos lawsuits for 30 years. Sullivan's practice focuses on toxic tort/product liability.
    December 7, 2015

  • Gil Kaminski, '85, has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP's Detroit office as special counsel in the corporate and securities practice group. 
    December 16, 2015

  • William D. SargentWilliam D. Sargent, '85, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked band three in labor and employment by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. Sargent earned his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.
    July 6, 2016

  • Holli TarganHolli Targan, '85, a partner with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, was elected to the Merchant Acquirers Committee board of directors. She earned her bachelor's degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University.
    July 20, 2016

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, is the founding partner of Detroit-based Nemeth Burwell PC, which has been named one of metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. This is the 12th time Nemeth Burwell has received the award. Nemeth Burwell specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest women-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.
    October 8, 2013

  • Annette FloodAnnette Flood, '84, was named as director of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. As deputy director, she was responsible for the insurance agency's offices of general counsel, insurance evaluation, rates and forms, budget, information technology and human resources. She also is a former insurance company executive.        
    October 17, 2013

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, announced the name change of the firm she founded to Nemeth Law PC. The Detroit-based firm, formerly known as Nemeth Burwell PC, specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation for private and public sector employers. With 30 staff members, including 13 attorneys, the firm is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.
    October 25, 2013

  • James KampJames Kamp, '84, has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Department's IP Litigation Practice Group. He will work out of Honigman's office in Bloomfield Hills. Kamp joins Honigman from Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC. His areas of focus include IP litigation, patent prosecution, patent opinions and licensing, and strategic counseling, particularly in the biotechnology and life sciences fields. His patent applications and opinions relate to bioinformatics; genomics; proteomics; biochemistry; imaging; microbiology; immunology; hematology; medical devices; biomaterials; and research, diagnostic and clinical tools.  
    October 30, 2013

  • Crispin BirnbaumCrispin Birnbaum, '84, was appointed as the new deputy commissioner for legal services in the Office of the Commissioner of Probation. In her capacity, Birnbaum will act as the general counsel to the commissioner and the Massachusetts Probation Service. Birnbaum, formerly the general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, brings three decades of government and legal experience to her new position. Birnbaum began her legal career in state government in 1984 as a Middlesex County assistant district attorney. In the district attorney's office, she prosecuted cases including homicide, sexual assault and white collar crimes. In 1995, she was named chief prosecutor in the Public Protection Bureau of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. As chief prosecutor, Birnbaum both prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of a variety of crimes involving the protection of consumer rights, civil rights, elderly and health care fraud, patient abuse, investment scams and telemarketing fraud. After two years as chief prosecutor, Birnbaum became a member of the Trial Division in the Government Bureau of the Attorney General's Office where her focus switched to civil litigation. Throughout her career, Birnbaum has served as a faculty member on both criminal and civil panels with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and the Flaschner Institute. She also has served as an instructor at the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop and has spoken at conferences on juvenile justice issues in Washington, D.C.
    November 25, 2013

  • Roland HwangRoland Hwang, '84, (LL.M.) has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the state's Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission. The 21-member commission advances the full and equal participation of Asian Pacific Americans in Michigan. Hwang is an assistant attorney general with the Department of Attorney General, where he has worked for 25 years. He currently handles tax liability cases, restitution and collection cases, and bankruptcy cases on behalf of the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Hwang was previously an attorney and product engineer for Ford Motor Co.
    December 6, 2013

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, presented "Sex and Gender in the Workplace" with attorney Erin Behler to industry trade groups in Connecticut on Nov. 6, 2013, and Jan. 14, 2014. She is the founder of Nemeth Law PC.
    January 27, 2014

  • James KampJames Kamp, '84, was recognized in the 2014 IP Stars directory published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He is a partner in Honigman's IP Department and the IP Litigation and Patent practice groups.
    May 27, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M. '90, presented a continuing legal education class, "Employer Liability Arising from Workplace Violence" on May 13 in Cleveland, Ohio. Nemeth is founder of Nemeth Law PC. Terry Bonnette, '04, was a co-presenter.
    June 16, 2014

  • Kenneth MarcusKenneth Marcus, '84, a partner in the Health Care Practice Group of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was named to this year's class of Fellows for the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section. The Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made continual and outstanding contributions to the section and are generally considered as top health care attorneys in Michigan. Marcus was recognized for his contribution to the training of attorneys through his extensive speaking and writing on a variety of health law topics. He is nationally recognized for his work on hospital Medicare and Medicaid payment appeal issues for numerous hospitals in individual and group appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, the federal district courts and federal courts of appeals.
    July 11, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M., '90, founder of Nemeth Law PC, a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; and Litigation- Labor and Employment.
    August 19, 2014

  • Robert LabeRobert Labe, '84, has been selected to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Selection confirms recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association. Only 1 percent of lawyers nationwide are selected. Labe is a partner with Williams Williams Rattner and Plunkett PC of Birmingham.
    August 19, 2014

  • Jonathan BorensteinJonathan Borenstein, '84, 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

  • Kenneth MarcusKenneth Marcus, '84, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Health Care Law. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Mark SternMark Stern, '84, 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

  • Elizabeth HardyElizabeth Hardy, '84, of Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton PLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, and to the Top 50 list of women lawyers.
    September 19, 2014

  • Rasul RaheemRasul Raheem, '84, LL. M. '03, hosted the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section Executive Committee's Fall Planning Retreat on Sept. 28-29 in Detroit. He is  senior vice president and assistant general counsel for Bank of America, and president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Foundation. Raheem serves on the National Bar Association president's Corporate Advisory Board, and is serving his second year on the Commercial Law Section's Executive Committee. He is a hearing panelist for the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, as well.
    September 30, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, reported that her firm, Nemeth Law PC, was recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of "Best Law Firms" in the category of employment law - management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 182 major U.S. markets in eight states.
    November 5, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M., founder of Nemeth Law PC, has been selected to join the board of directors of the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
    November 11, 2014

  • Phillip EricksonPhillip Erickson, '84, was nominated by his peers to the inaugural list of "Leading Lawyers" in Michigan for Leading Lawyers magazine. He is with Plunkett Cooney.
    December 16, 2014

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M., founder of Nemeth Law PC,  and partners Susan Koval and Thomas Schramm, '99, presented "Litigating the Pregnancy Discrimination Claim" to a large industry trade group in Cleveland, Ohio.
    June 25, 2015

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, is the founder of Nemeth Law PC, a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm that was named one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in 2015  by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. This is the 14th time Nemeth Law has received the award.
    August 7, 2015

  • Kenneth MarcusKenneth Marcus, '84, a partner in the Health Care Practice Group of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been named to the Life Members Council of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Marcus played a key leadership role in establishing the Council, which encourages AHLA attorneys who have been members for more than 15 years to continue their involvement in the organization.
    August 17, 2015

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation- Labor and Employment. She is the founder of Nemeth Law.
    August 19, 2015

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, founder of Nemeth Law, was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list and was again included among Michigan's Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.
    September 11, 2015

  • Brad ArbuckleBrad Arbuckle, '84, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. He was named Metro Detroit Lawyer of the Year for his work in Mergers and Acquistions Law. He is with Miller Canfield.
    September 11, 2015

  • Brad ArbuckleBrad Arbuckle, '84, of Miller Canfield played a key role in the firm's representation of AVIC Automotive of China in the acquisition of Henniges Automotive from Littlejohn. This transaction represents the single largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese automotive supplier in history.  
    September 12, 2015

  • Robert SteadRobert Stead, '84, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg's Michigan office, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. He was recognized in the practice areas of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
    September 15, 2015

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, shared her employment law expertise with industry trade groups in Michigan and Connecticut over the past several months. She is founder of Detroit-based employment law firm Nemeth Law.
    October 12, 2015

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, reported that her firm, Nemeth Law PC, was recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2016 list of "Best Law Firms" in the category of employment law - management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 185 major U.S. markets. Nemeth Law also received this honor for 2015.
    November 4, 2015

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M. '90, was selected by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in labor and employment law for 2015-16. She is the founder of Nemeth Law in Detroit.
    January 20, 2016

  • Ronald ChapmanRonald Chapman, '84, was named one of 30 Leaders in the Law for 2016 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is the founder of Chapman Law Group. He earned a bachelor's degree from California State University in Sacramento in 1979 and a master's degree from the University of Southern California School of Public Administration in 1980.
    March 29, 2016

  • James M. CrowleyJames M. Crowley, '84, was elected a principal at Miller Canfield in Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1981.
    March 31, 2016

  • Kenneth R. MarcusKenneth R. Marcus, '84, authored the lead article for the June issue of American Health Lawyers Association Connections magazine. His article is titled "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The PRRB: The Amended Cost Report and Appeals Rules." Read it here. Marcus, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, earned his master's degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University.
    June 27, 2016

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M. '90, co-presented a webinar regarding changes to the white collar overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act on June 13. The founder of Nemeth Law in Detroit, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
    July 6, 2016

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M. '90, is founder of Nemeth Law PC, which has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. This is the 15th time the Detroit-based labor and employment law firm has received this award. Nemeth earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
    August 16, 2016

  • Patricia NemethPatricia Nemeth, '84, LL.M. '90, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. She was recognized in the practice areas of employment law - management; labor law - management; and litigation - labor and employment. Nemeth is founder of Nemeth Law in Detroit. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
    August 18, 2016

  • Joel ApplebaumJoel Applebaum, '83, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 14, 2014, in Washington, D.C. There are 33 nominees being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Applebaum is a member of Clark Hill's Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, bankruptcy-related litigation, creditors' rights and general commercial law.
    November 25, 2013

  • Thomas AllenThomas Allen, '83, was added as partner in the Atlanta office of Burr & Forman LLP. Allen joins the firm's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in complex litigation, representing manufacturers and other clients in matters related to product liability, toxic exposure, environmental contamination, and construction accident and defect.
    June 20, 2014

  • Raymond HenneyRaymond Henney, '83, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Securities. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Russell LindenRussell Linden, '83, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Employment Law - Management. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Samuel StahlSamuel Stahl, '83, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Joel ApplebaumJoel Applebaum, '83, of Clark Hill PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Patricia StamlerPatricia Stamler, '83, is the author of "Unique Aspects of Litigating Federal False Claims Act Cases," in the December issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. She is a partner with Hertz Schram PC.
    January 5, 2015

  • R. Craig HuppR. Craig Hupp, '83, of Bodman PLC was appointed by the governor to the state's new Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board.
    September 6, 2015

  • Anne WidlakAnne Widlak, '83, of Nemeth Law was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    September 11, 2015

  • Cathy White, '83, has been named a 2016 fellow for the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University. She joins a diverse group of 24 individuals from across the state to engage in a public policy and leadership curriculum.
    January 5, 2016

  • Douglas DozemanDouglas Dozeman, '83, was named managing partner of Warner Norcross and Judd LLP in Grand Rapids. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation and civil litigation.
    January 20, 2016

  • Richard DavidsonRichard Davidson, '83, LL.M. '96, will join Walsh College on April 1 as an assistant professor directing the tax program. He has been working as a senior tax counselor with Chrysler.
    February 18, 2016

  • Don StudtDon Studt, '83, will retire as Birmingham police chief in May after a 42-year career in law enforcement. He then will join Beier Howlett, the law firm that serves as general counsel for the city of Birmingham.
    May 19, 2016

  • Raymond W. HenneyRaymond W. Henney, '83, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked band three in general commercial litigation by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. Henney earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.
    July 6, 2016

  • Mark KrysinskiMark Krysinski, '83, received the C. Robert Wartell Distinguished Service award from the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The award recognizes exemplary service to the section over an extended period of time. Krysinski, a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
    July 29, 2016

  • Steven ChesterSteven 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 KellettPeter 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 GlazierSandra 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 WilczakThomas 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 BretzDaniel Bretz, '82, of Clark Hill PLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Lee HornbergerLee 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 HornbergerLee Hornberger, '82, LL.M., arbitrator and mediator, has been elected chair of the Traverse City Human Rights Commission.
    January 7, 2015

  • Sandra GlazierSandra 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 KellettPeter Kellett, '82, Dykema's chairman and CEO, was elected to the Detroit Economic Club's board of directors.
    April 23, 2015

  • Sandra GlazierSandra 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 HornbergerLee 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 HornbergerLee 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 ToeringDouglas Toering, '82, has joined Mantese Honigman, PC as a partner. He works in the firm's Troy office.
    February 17, 2016

  • Sandra GlazierSandra 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 ToeringDouglas 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. KhouryMichael 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. StahlSamuel 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. AaronJody 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

  • Thomas MeagherThomas Meagher, '81, of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Meagher also was selected to be included in Super Lawyers for his work in Employment Litigation: Defense.  
    October 8, 2013

  • John Hohman Jr.John Hohman Jr., '81, a 16-year veteran of the Monroe County Probate and Family Court, has been named state court administrator. He will head the State Court Administrative Office, the administrative agency of the Michigan Supreme Court. Hohman, who has been a judge since 1997, is noted for his work in juvenile justice and child welfare. Soon after taking the bench, he and Monroe County Probate Court Judge Pamela A. Moskwa, now retired, co-founded Monroe County's Court Appointed Special Advocates program to improve representation for children in abuse and neglect cases. His efforts included a redesign of Monroe County's juvenile programs and family court, and the creation of a juvenile drug court. He helped found "Project Second Chance," in which young offenders train and care for dogs from the Monroe Humane Society. The program teaches juveniles empathy and responsibility, while bettering dogs' chances for adoption. Hohman has served as a faculty member of the Michigan Judicial Institute, is an editorial advisory committee member for a number of journals and periodicals, and has authored articles on juvenile and family court practice. In 2013, he was named "Michigan Jurist of the Year" by the Michigan Foster Care Review Board. He was chosen "Michigan Judge of the Year" in 2008 by the Michigan Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates.
    October 17, 2013

  • Stanley PittsStanley Pitts, '81, was reappointed to the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee for a term through September 2015. He joined the committee in 2009, and has served as its chairman. He is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, and also serves the state bar as a member of a hearing panel for the Attorney Disciplinary Board and as a member of the Labor and Employment section.
    November 7, 2013

  • James DerianJames 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 KelleyConnie 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 AckerGerald 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 BurkhartSusan 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 PittsStanley 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 MarmonDavid 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 MandelScott 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 DeMarsGregory 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 ZittermanSusan 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 SherrStuart 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 MarmonDavid 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 StaceyFrancyne 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 PittsStanley 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 CabanissJohn 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 JacksonDarnell 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 SherrStuart Sherr, '81, former Mayor Pro Tem, is now mayor of Bloomfield Hills.
    February 3, 2016

  • Gregory J. DeMarsGregory 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 MandelScott 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

  • Teresa Stanek ReaTeresa Stanek Rea, '80, has rejoined Crowell & Moring as a partner in the intellectual property group, leaving from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she has worked for nearly three years, most recently serving as the acting director. In addition to being a partner in Crowell & Moring, Rea also joins as a director at
    C&M International Ltd., the international trade and investment consulting firm affiliated with Crowell & Moring. Rea said she developed contacts in those areas during her roles as deputy director and, later, acting director of the USPTO. At the USPTO, Rea was the senior official responsible for the administration's formulation and implementation of U.S. intellectual property policies, including patent, copyright, and trade secret issues. She met with the heads of patent offices with other countries throughout the world. Rea, who is a licensed pharmacist, originally joined Crowell & Moring as a partner in January 2008 from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. She left to join the USPTO in February 2011.  
    December 5, 2013

  • Aleksandra MiziolekAleksandra 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 ConnorsTimothy 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 PalmerRobert 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 MannLarry 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 BrouwerDeborah 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 SlankNoreen 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 WillemsJohn 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 GregoryGeorge Gregory, '80, of George W. Gregory PLLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Carol RosatiCarol 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 AllenTracy 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 SlankNoreen 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 WillemsJohn 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 BurdickLarry 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 ButlerMichael 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 SlankNoreen 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 KubiakDaniel 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 ParkerRobert 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 GoldmanBarry 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 BrouwerDeborah 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. SlankNoreen 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 FarahVicky 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

  • Lawrence MurphyLawrence 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. WinstenI. 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. WinstenI. 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 PattonSusan 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 MillerWayne 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 KanterAlan 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. KedzierskiThaddeus 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 GuerrieroAnthony 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. WinstenI.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 MazuraAdrianne 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 BuschTimothy 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 DiehlNancy 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 LipsonAshley 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 KaplowRobert 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 GranzottoMark Granzotto, '78, of Mark Granzotto PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Monika Holzer SacksMonika 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 RogersGary 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 HowellSteven 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 HowellSteven 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 OlsmanJules 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 RayleBrad 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 RayleBrad Rayle, '78, of Howard & Howard Attorneys was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    September 16, 2015

  • Stephen SchultzStephen 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 GonzalesSteven 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 BuschTim 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 WachlerAndrew 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 WachlerAndrew 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 SacksMonika 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

  • Chad SchmuckerChad Schmucker, '77, was selected to be the eighth president of the National Judicial College. After 20 years as a Jackson County Circuit Court Judge, Schmucker became the Michigan state court administrator in 2011. In that post, he oversaw management of the state's 246 trial courts, implemented a Michigan version of trial court performance measures, and developed a plan for court governance to promote cooperation and efficiency among courts. The NJC was founded in 1963 and is one of the nation's leading providers of judicial education and justice improvement initiatives. It is housed at the University of Nevada, Reno. The NJC is a Nevada not-for-profit educational entity affiliated with the American Bar Association, governed by an 18-member Board of Trustees.  
    September 18, 2013

  • Lawrence JordanLawrence Jordan, '77, was selected by Best Lawyers as "2014 Lawyer of the Year" in his practice area. With more than 35 years of experience, Jordan received the 2014 recognition for his work in copyright law. He has previously been named the Ann Arbor "Lawyer of the Year" for trademark law and intellectual property law. Currently, he is managing partner at the Ann Arbor office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, and leads the Jaffe Intellectual Property Practice Group as practice group coordinator. Jordan represents companies, foundations and creative individuals on strategies to protect and commercialize inventions, creations and ideas. Jordan has also been recognized multiple times by Super Lawyers, DBusiness and Martindale Hubbell (highest rating for skills and ethics). He has also received the "John Hensel Award" from the Arts Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan and an honorary resolution from the Michigan Senate.
    September 19, 2013

  • Wendy Lynn PottsWendy 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 HallmarkLinda 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 McLaughlinLawrence 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 ValadeAlan 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 McLaughlinLawrence 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 McLaughlinLawrence 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 PottsWendy 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 NicholsMargo 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 McLaughlinLawrence 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 KaufmanRichard 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 HallmarkLinda 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 PerroneWilliam 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 HallmarkLinda Hallmark, '77, Oakland County probate judge, was honored for 35 years of service to the county.
    June 25, 2015

  • Wendy PottsWendy 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 JordanLawrence 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 HallmarkLinda 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 MartinezRobert 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 PottsHon. 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. McLaughlinLawrence 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 DeMossLisa 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