Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

Erica Shell
Erica Shell '15, wrote "Petcoke: How an Outdated & Inconsistent Regulatory Framework Defeats Environmental Justice in Detroit." The article was published in the Spring-Summer edition of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.

July 30, 2015
Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones '15, joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's Corporate Department. He will be located in the firm's Detroit office.

September 16, 2015
Lauren Rennert
Lauren Rennert '15, has won the $1,000 third prize in the 2015 Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. Her piece, "Get While the Getting is Good: An Analysis of Civil Remedies as a Solution to the Agunah," is about the resolution of Jewish law and constitutional law in regard to a get (a Jewish divorce). Rennert works in patent litigation at Brooks Kushman.

September 29, 2015
Daniel Chojnowski
Daniel Chojnowski '15, has joined Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC. He will focus on intellectual property law and will practice out of the firm's Royal Oak office. 

November 23, 2015
Erica Shell
Erica Shell '15, has joined Bodman PLC's Detroit office as an associate with their litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group.

November 30, 2015
Mercy Kotei, LL.M
Mercy Kotei, LL.M '15, was promoted from a magistrate to a circuit court judge in Ghana.

February 3, 2016
Kiefer Cox
Kiefer Cox '15, joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He works in the firm's Southfield office.

February 10, 2016
Michael Yu
Michael Yu '15, has joined Antone Casagrande & Adwers PC in Farmington Hills as an associate immigration attorney. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2007.

April 29, 2016
Corey Neil
Corey Neil '15, was named an associate at Brooks Kushman PC in Southfield. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.  

July 14, 2016
Brian Gurta
Brian Gurta '15, joined Potestivo & Associates PC as an associate attorney in the Landlord and Litigation departments. He earned his bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University in 2011.

July 20, 2016
Kelly Fasbinder
Kelly Fasbinder '15, wrote a guest blog post about a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing citizens to more quickly challenge federal wetland protection measures on their land. Her post was on Associate Professor Noah Hall's blog at GreatLakesLaw.org. Read her post here. Fasbinder, who earned her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, is a judicial clerk with the Michigan Court of Appeals.

October 3, 2016
Elizabeth Gotham
Elizabeth Gotham '14, joined Honigman's Labor and Employment Department in the firm's Detroit office.

September 3, 2014
Maryam Karnib
Maryam Karnib '14, joined Honigman's Real Estate Department in the firm's Detroit office.

September 3, 2014
Kaitlyn Morin
Kaitlyn Morin '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

November 12, 2014
Patrick Tully
Patrick Tully '14, was hired as an attorney at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

November 12, 2014
Courtney Williams
Courtney Williams '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

November 12, 2014
Erick Hosner
Erick Hosner '14, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in Royal Oak. He concentrates his practice in tax, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

December 5, 2014
Tanzania Jaysura
Tanzania Jaysura '14, had a unique swearing-in to the practice of law. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack administered the oath to Jaysura via video conference, so Jaysura wouldn't have to leave her military post in California. D'lorah Hughes, Wayne Law's associate director of clinical education, served as Jaysura's sponsor. Jaysura is a judge advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton.

December 8, 2014
Suzanne Sutherland
Suzanne Sutherland '14, joined Hilger Hammond PC as an associate attorney.

December 8, 2014
Emily Mayer
Emily Mayer '14, joined Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's litigation practice group. 

December 8, 2014
Michael Khalil
Michael Khalil '14, joined Sullivan Ward Asher & Patton PC as an associate attorney. He maintains a general transactional practice.

March 17, 2015
Meagan Drewyor
Meagan Drewyor '14, joined Christensen Law.

April 28, 2015
Benjamin McCoy
Benjamin McCoy '14, is co-author of Petroleum Coke in the Urban Environment: A Review of Potential Health Effects. The article was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

May 29, 2015
Jason Tejani
Jason Tejani '14, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in the firm's Royal Oak office. Tejani concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in the chemical arts.  

May 29, 2015
Kathleen Howard '14, co-wrote an article, "Tribal Court Peacemaking: A Model for the Michigan State Court System?" published in the June Michigan Bar Journal.

June 17, 2015
Nicholas Tloczynski
Nicholas Tloczynski '14, has taken a position as a research assistant for the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing.

October 26, 2015
Rachael Kohl
Rachael Kohl '14, has joined Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers as an associate attorney. During law school, she was chancellor of Wayne Law's Moot Court Team and associate editor of The Wayne Law Review.

November 10, 2015
Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown '14, has joined Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers as an associate attorney. At Wayne Law, she was active in Moot Court, Student Trial Advocacy Program and the Keith Students for Civil Rights.

November 10, 2015
Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor '14, joined the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as an attorney in the litigation division.

February 11, 2016
Vanessa L. Bailey
Vanessa L. Bailey '14, joined Southfield law firm Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC as an associate. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010.

March 31, 2016
Michael Butterfield
Michael Butterfield '14, was named an associate at Brinker & Doyen in Clayton, Missouri. He earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

July 6, 2016
Tishia Browning
Tishia Browning '14, has been appointed director of employer development in Wayne State University Law School's Career Services office. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

July 6, 2016
Meagan Jabbori
Meagan Jabbori '14, of JD Advising mentored students and provided essay feedback as part of a Michigan bar exam course that boasted a 100% passage rate for the February 2016 Michigan bar exam. As part of The Heidemann Law Firm, she also helped to write nearly half of the passing appeals in Michigan for the February 2016 bar exam. For the July 2015 Michigan bar exam administration, the firm wrote more passing bar exam appeals than any law firm in the state. Jabbori earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

August 3, 2016
Meera Patel
Meera Patel '14, was named associate director of admissions at Wayne Law. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

August 3, 2016
Leah Hougaboom
Leah Hougaboom '14, joined Goodman Acker PC in Southfield as an associate attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

August 9, 2016
Henry E. Ibe
Henry E. Ibe '14, joined Collins Einhorn Farrell PC's General and Automotive Liability Practice Group in Southfield. He earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2010.

October 3, 2016
Rebecca K. Wrock
Rebecca K. Wrock '14, has joined Couzens Lansky's estate planning group in Farmington Hills. She was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2016 Rising Star in probate and estate planning. Wrock, who is pursuing her master of laws degree in taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, earned her bachelor's degree in brain, behavior and cognitive science from the University of Michigan in 2010.

October 3, 2016
Bonsitu Kitaba
Bonsitu Kitaba '14, was named a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto.

November 11, 2016
Justin Spurlock
Justin Spurlock '13, has joined Brooks Kushman PC as a new associate. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation.

December 12, 2013
Sam Fares
Sam Fares '13, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC. He focuses his practice in intellectual property law.

December 12, 2013
Kaitlyn Cramer
Kaitlyn Cramer '13, recently became an associate attorney of Braun Kendrick in Midland after passing the Michigan Bar exam. Cramer currently serves as treasurer for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Great Lakes Bay Region, and is a member of the Junior League of Saginaw Valley.

December 21, 2013
J. Parker Ihrie
J. Parker Ihrie '13, joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Real Estate and Finance practice groups.

January 9, 2014
Adam Wallace '13, joined Dickinson Wright as an associate. He is experienced in drafting and evaluating contracts, corporate legal research and entity formation.

January 16, 2014
Michael Skoczylas
Michael Skoczylas '13, has joined Kerr Russell as an associate practicing in the areas of taxation, business law, mergers and acquisitions, tax controversies and estate planning. Skoczylas is also a certified public accountant.

January 16, 2014
Michelle Rubin '13, joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Estate Planning practice group.

January 16, 2014
Jordan Summers
Jordan Summers '13, was appointed personal trust officer for Chemical Bank Wealth Management. He is responsible for the administration of personal trusts and investment accounts while focusing on developing solutions for new and existing Wealth Management clients. He brings more than three years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. Summers served as a law clerk and associate for two years with Gandelot and Associates before joining the Chemical Bank team.

February 1, 2014
Paul Mardirosian
Paul Mardirosian '13, joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in its Detroit office. He is an attorney in the firm's Real Estate Department.

March 17, 2014
Katharine McCarthy
Katharine McCarthy '13, joined Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC as an associate in the firm's Municipal Litigation Group.

July 1, 2014
Kaitlyn Cramer
Kaitlyn Cramer '13, has joined Zausmer Kaufman August & Caldwell PC as an associate.

August 29, 2014
Lisa Lucido
Lisa Lucido '13, has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.

February 3, 2015
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas '13, is one of 17 finalists to fill a vacancy on the Detroit City Council. He is vice chair of the city's Board of Zoning Appeals.

February 4, 2015
Lisa Lucido
Lisa Lucido '13, joined the Detroit office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman. Lucido practices in the area of health law with a focus on supply chain structure and operations, compliance counsel and corporate transactions.

February 26, 2015
Dylan Holland
Dylan Holland '13, joined the Professional Liability Practice Group of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. Holland focuses his practice on defending professionals from liability claims, including lawyers, accountants, engineers, surveyors and architects.    

March 6, 2015
Dan Ringo
Dan Ringo '13, was promoted to operations vice president for Chicago Public Schools with facilities management service SodexoMAGIC.

April 3, 2015
Ryan Carnago
Ryan Carnago '13, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as an associate attorney.

August 5, 2015
Alexander Showalter
Alexander Showalter '13, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as a technical advisor.

August 5, 2015
Justin Spurlock
Justin Spurlock '13, was hired as an associate by Cantor Colburn LLP. Spurlock, an aerospace engineer, is a registered patent attorney with experience in preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in the mechanical, electronics and electro-mechanical arts. He also has experience in litigation matters, intellectual property licensing, and patentability and infringement opinions.

August 18, 2015
Lindsay Schmidt
Lindsay Schmidt '13, joined Garan Lucow Miller PC as an associate attorney.

August 25, 2015
Michael Skoczylas
Michael Skoczylas '13, has joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Tax Practice Group. 

September 2, 2015
Dan Ringo
Dan Ringo '13, has been named chief operating officer of Continuum Services, a building maintenance and facility services company based in Southfield. 

September 2, 2015
Sam A. Fares
Sam A. Fares '13, was named a shareholder in business law firm Howard and Howard, based in Royal Oak. He concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a specialized focus on patent preparation, prosecution, and clearance matters in the electrical and computer arts.

December 22, 2015
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas '13, has been chosen as one of the Michigan Chronicle's 2016 Men of Excellence. He is a patent law clerk and prior art searcher for Darrow Mustafa and vice chair of Detroit's Board of Zoning Appeals. Thomas earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

April 29, 2016
Adrian Musca, LL.M. '13, joined Kelly Services in Troy as a contract attorney for Kelly Law Registry. He earned his law degree from Universitatea BabeČ™-Bolyai in Romania and his undergraduate degree from College Emil Negrutiu Turda in Romania.

August 18, 2016
Kanika Suri Ferency
Kanika Suri Ferency '13, joined the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor as a staff attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

September 13, 2016
Jessica D. Mathis
Jessica D. Mathis '13, joined Plunkett Cooney's Transactional Practice Group in Bloomfield Hills. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

December 2, 2016
Joshua Borson
Joshua Borson '12, joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Corporate practice group.

January 9, 2014
David Schelberg '12, has joined Starr Butler Alexopoulos & Stoner PLLC in Southfield as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice on defense of employment claims, professional liability, commercial litigation and general litigation.

March 25, 2014
Stephanie Karisny
Stephanie Karisny '12,  joined the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center as a staff attorney. Prior to joining the center, she was in private practice at a law firm in Troy.

March 27, 2014
Chelsea Zuzindlak '12, joined Honigman as a staff attorney in its Business Immigration Practice Group.

September 5, 2014
Caroline Gersch
Caroline Gersch '12, joined Traverse City firm Brandt Pezzetti Vermetten & Popovits.

January 5, 2015
Carolyn Noble
Carolyn Noble '12, joined the Mt. Clemens office of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook. Noble practices in the area of medical malpractice defense, with a focus on birth trauma.

March 6, 2015
Chelsea Zuzindlak
Chelsea Zuzindlak '12, wrote a chapter, "Tell 'Em You're From Detroit," in the book Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. She is a staff attorney with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.  

May 26, 2015
Michael Klinefelt
Michael Klinefelt '12, was appointed to serve out a term on the Eastpointe City Council. He previously served on the city's Civil Service Commission, which approves new hires, promotions and disciplinary action for city employees.

June 9, 2015
Kelly Blumline
Kelly Blumline '12, joined the Troy office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, the largest health care-focused law firm in the nation. She focuses her practice on real estate and business transactions.  

September 11, 2015
Mallory Tomaro
Mallory Tomaro '12, has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as an associate in its Real Estate Department. She will be located in the firm's Detroit office.

October 15, 2015
Mitchell McIntyre
Mitchell McIntyre '12, was selected to participate in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inn of Court program. He is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney. McIntyre earned his bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in 2008.

March 30, 2016
Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy '12, and his wife, Amber, were featured on the HGTV series "House Hunters." The couple was looking for their first home together and toured houses in Beverly Hills, Birmingham and Royal Oak. They chose the house in Birmingham. Murphy, a patent attorney with Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC in Birmingham, earned his undergraduate degree in 2008 from the University of Michigan.

May 6, 2016
Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy '12, was elected shareholder at Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC in Birmingham. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2008.

June 6, 2016
Emily G. Thomas
Emily G. Thomas '12, was a finalist for the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section's Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Thomas is an associate birth injury attorney at Reiter & Walsh PC in Bloomfield Hills. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

June 29, 2016
David W. Schelberg
David W. Schelberg '12, has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC in Detroit as an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2005.

August 22, 2016
Eric W. Gregory
Eric W. Gregory '12, wrote "Here Comes the Department of Labor: Retirement Plan Audits Begin for Code Section 401(a)(9) Compliance" for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here. Gregory is an associate with Dickinson Wright in Troy. He earned his master of laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University's James Madison College.

October 4, 2016
Eric Berg
Eric Berg '11, was honored April 17, 2014, by the Transition to Independence Program, an initiative of Wayne State School of Social Work providing comprehensive academic and social services to students aging out of foster care. Berg was recognized as one of  three "champions" of the TIP program for providing pro bono legal services to TIP students. He is a labor law attorney with Gregory, Moore, Jeakle & Brooks in Detroit. Read the School of Social Work writeup on its honors event here.

May 2, 2014
Rachel Sisco
Rachel Sisco '11, is the new associate general counsel and head of the litigation department for HealthCall of Detroit. She was selected for this position after having worked as a trial attorney at Bowman and Brooke LLP, defending corporations in high-exposure product liability cases.

July 1, 2014
Kimberly Seibert
Kimberly Seibert '11, co-wrote (with 1980 alumnus Robert Seibert) an article titled Social Networking Sites and the Requirement of Authentication published in the July 2014 Michigan Bar Journal.

August 1, 2014
Deborah Fisch '11, a legal researcher with the Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice at the University of Michigan Medical School, is vice president and chair of the Research and Advocacy Committee of the newly launched Birth Rights Bar Association. 

September 30, 2014
Samantha Jolene Orvis '11, of Law Office of Storck & Dinverno is on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

November 25, 2014
Glenn Ross
Glenn Ross '11, joined Tomkiw Mackewich in Royal Oak.

January 21, 2015
Christopher Jacobson
Christopher Jacobson '11, (LL.M.) was named deputy general counsel for investments and compliance for the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Michigan.

March 3, 2015
Ruth Lyons Goldner
Ruth Lyons Goldner '11, and David Deeg have opened Goldner Deeg PLLC, a family law practice in Royal Oak.

May 12, 2015
Samantha J. Orvis
Samantha J. Orvis '11, joined Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in the firm's general and automotive liability practice group. Orvis will focus on the defense of first- and third-party automobile litigation.

June 15, 2015
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts '11, was selected to the Super Lawyers 2015 Michigan Rising Stars list and nominated as one of the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2015 "10 Best" Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction.

July 24, 2015
Christopher Roelofs
Christopher Roelofs '11, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as an associate attorney.

August 5, 2015
Paul Isso
Paul Isso '11, launched a law firm in Phoenix, Ariz. The Isso Law Firm focuses on legal ethics; criminal defense; civil litigation; and entertainment, media and sports law.

August 25, 2015
Bryan Robbins
Bryan Robbins '11, and business partner Matthew Licavoli announce the establishment of Robbins and Licavoli PLLC, a Bloomfield Hills law firm specializing in family law, bankruptcy and immigration.

September 28, 2015
Paul Isso
Paul Isso '11, owner and managing attorney of The Isso Law Firm, became a licensed sports agent in the state of Arizona. The Isso Law Firm, recently launched in Phoenix, focuses on entertainment, media and sports law; civil litigation; criminal defense; and legal ethics.

September 29, 2015
Paul Isso
Paul Isso '11, owner and managing attorney of The Isso Law Firm in Phoenix, was interviewed by United Brothers Entertainment, a media productions group with offices in Detroit, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

October 7, 2015
Reuben Metreger '11, was promoted to the leadership team of Detroit Cristo Rey High School.

October 20, 2015
Paul Isso
Paul Isso '11, of The Isso Law Firm, was selected to participate in an event with the NBA's Phoenix Suns. The Isso Law Firm, an Arizona-based law practice, also focuses on entertainment, media and sports law.

November 11, 2015
Chris Jacobson
Chris Jacobson '11, has been named senior counsel at Grand Rapids law firm, Bloom Sluggett Morgan. 

November 18, 2015
Kathryn Tignanelli Jones '11, joined Starr Butler Alexopoulos & Stoner PLLC in Southfield as an associate attorney.

February 10, 2016
Paul Isso
Paul Isso '11, became a registered sports agent with Arizona State University. He owns The Isso Law Firm in Phoenix.

March 15, 2016
Kimberly Seibert
Kimberly Seibert '11, was selected to participate in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inn of Court program. She is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney. Seibert earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 2008.

March 30, 2016
Paul Isso
Paul Isso '11, relocated the Isso Law Firm to Tempe, Arizona. His firm focuses primarily on criminal defense but also accepts certain civil cases and entertainment law matters. Isso earned his master of laws degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

June 27, 2016
Ashley Heidemann
Ashley Heidemann '11, founder of JD Advising, taught a Michigan bar exam course that boasted a 100% passage rate for the February 2016 Michigan bar exam. Her firm, The Heidemann Law Firm, also wrote nearly half of the passing appeals in Michigan for the February 2016 bar exam. For the July 2015 Michigan bar exam administration, the firm wrote more passing bar exam appeals than any law firm in the state. Heidemann earned her undergraduate degree from Wayne State University.

August 3, 2016
Anisa Allen
Anisa Allen '11, joined Hackney Grover in Troy, where she will focus her practice on insurance defense. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and international studies from Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2008.

August 11, 2016
John Wright
John Wright '10, joined Rogers Mantese & Associates as an attorney.  He is joining the firm after serving as an assistant attorney general in the Michigan Department of Attorney General. While there, he represented state agencies, including the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Notably, Wright represented the Health Professions Division of the Bureau of Health Care Services in matters involving licensed health care professionals. He also provided legal advice to state boards and commissions that oversee licensing of health care professionals. While in the Attorney General's Office, Wright was awarded the Michigan Attorney General's Staff Excellence in "Opinion Draftsmanship" Award and the Michigan Attorney General's "Rookie of the Year" Award. He also completed a Public Health Law Fellowship sponsored by the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

January 8, 2014
Johnny Hamood
Johnny Hamood '10, has joined Goodman Acker PC. He specializes in civil and personal injury litigation.

May 13, 2014
Stephanie Farkas
Stephanie Farkas '10, joined the law offices of Shannon M. Smith PC in Bloomfield Hills. She serves on the executive councils of the State Bar of Michigan's Young Lawyers Section and the Criminal Law Section.

May 24, 2014
Michael McCandlish '10, joined Bejin VanOphem & Beineman PLC. He focuses his practice in intellectual property law.

July 28, 2014
Melanie Van Antwerp
Melanie Van Antwerp '10, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. She is a member of the corporate department in the firm's Kalamazoo office.

January 21, 2015
Fadwa Alawieh
Fadwa Alawieh '10, was selected as a trustee for the Dearborn Board of Education to fill a vacancy. She is a Wayne County assistant prosecutor.  

July 21, 2015
Matthew Zmijewski
Matthew Zmijewski '10, joined the General and Automotive Practice Group at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.

September 4, 2015
John Wright
John Wright '10, founded John Wright Law PLLC, a solo law practice based in Detroit focusing on trademark, copyright and business law.

October 14, 2015
Eric Jones
Eric Jones '10, has been named interim fire commissioner for the City of Detroit.

October 15, 2015
Michael J. Thomas '10, was quoted in the Oct. 31, 2015, Albuquerque Journal about the resolution of a case involving the sale of property at a delinquent tax auction. Thomas had filed an answer brief in the New Mexico Supreme Court on behalf of the purchasers at the 2011 auction, who had previously proceeded pro se.

November 4, 2015
Bryan Schomer
Bryan Schomer '10, was elected a member of Dickinson Wright. He works in the firm's Troy office.

January 20, 2016
May Saad
May Saad '10, joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss in Southfield as an associate in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group.

February 3, 2016
Tad T. Roumayah
Tad T. Roumayah '10, was promoted to shareholder at Sommers Schwartz PC. He earned his bachelor's degree from Oakland University in 2007.

March 31, 2016
Stefania Gismondi
Stefania Gismondi '10, joined Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. She is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group in the Farmington Hills office. Gismondi earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

April 26, 2016
Rebecca Davies, LL.M.
Rebecca Davies, LL.M. '10, was named a Most Valuable Professional by Corp! magazine. She is a shareholder in Butzel Long's Detroit office. She earned her law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1995 and her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1991.

May 13, 2016
Trevor M. Salaski
Trevor M. Salaski '10, has been named chief legal officer at Hello Innovation in Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Maryland College Park in 2005.

June 15, 2016
Adrienne Knack
Adrienne Knack '10, an attorney with Williams & Knack, PC, was appointed president of the Brighton Rotary Club. She earned her bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College.    

August 9, 2016
Amanda B. Warner
Amanda B. Warner '10, joined Goodman Acker in Southfield as an associate attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan - Flint in 2007.

August 9, 2016
Stephanie (Kamykowski) Mellin
Stephanie (Kamykowski) Mellin '10, joined Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC in Southfield as an associate in the firm's Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance and Real Property Litigation Practice Group. Mellin earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University.

August 27, 2016
Erin Diesel Roumayah
Erin Diesel Roumayah '10, associate attorney at Wachler & Associates, co-wrote Federal Court Recognizes Need for Relief from Backlogged Medicare Appeals Process for RACMonitor. Roumayah earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

October 3, 2016
Sydney Zack '09, (LL.M.) was named as second deputy commissioner for human resources and labor with the Detroit Fire Department by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.    

December 24, 2013
Erin Behler
Erin Behler '09, presented, with Patricia Nemeth, discussions on trends and developments in equal employment law. The presentation was "Sex and Gender in the Workplace." Behler is an attorney with Nemeth Law PC, and the presentations were made to industry trade groups in Connecticut on Nov. 6, 2013 and Jan. 14, 2014.

January 27, 2014
Alisha Cieslak
Alisha Cieslak '09, was named general counsel of Gordon Food Service, based in Grand Rapids. Gordon Food Service is family-owned and employs approximately 17,000 people in the United States and Canada.

March 14, 2014
Brian Aquart
Brian Aquart '09, recently joined the Human Resources Administration in the Department of Social Services in New York City as deputy director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Aquart helps to ensure that HRA maintains a respectful work environment, makes employment decisions fairly and with equal opportunity, and makes reasonable accommodations for qualified employees. In his role at HRA, Aquart oversees investigations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints and the implementation of reasonable accommodations. 

April 25, 2014
Marilena David-Martin
Marilena David-Martin '09, was awarded with the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section. The award honors commitment to public service, exemplary service to the State Bar and exceptional professional accomplishments. David-Martin, an active community volunteer, is an assistant defender at the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit. She also was awarded the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Justice for All Award for her work investigating convictions involving the now closed Detroit Crime Lab. 

May 29, 2014
Aimee Jachym
Aimee Jachym '09, rejoined Miller Canfield as an associate in the Kalamazoo office. Jachym was previously with Miller Canfield's Corporate Group from 2009-11, before spending two years in South Korea serving as president and chief administrator of Korean Kids and Orphanage Outreach Mission), a nonprofit she founded in 2007. Upon returning to the United States in 2013, she was a commercial contracts manager for Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Aerospace Group Hydraulics Systems Division in Kalamazoo, where she negotiated settlements and interpreted contracts, provided export controls compliance support and assisted with global business development.

September 29, 2014
Erin Behler
Erin Behler '09, is on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is with Nemeth Law PC.

November 25, 2014
Matthew Moussiaux
Matthew Moussiaux '09, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. He is a member of the corporate department in the firm's Detroit office.

January 21, 2015
Scott Hogan
Scott Hogan '09, with Corey Beaubien, '06, wrote an article, "Making Sense of Non(ce)sense - Seeking Broad Claim Coverage and Avoiding Unwanted Means-Plus-Function Treatment," published in Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal in May 2015. Both Beaubien and Hogan are shareholders at intellectual property law firm Reising Ethington PC.

May 5, 2015
Anna Frushour
Anna Frushour '09, of Reiser & Frushour in Ann Arbor is the new president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Washtenaw Region.

May 22, 2015
Erin Behler
Erin Behler '09, with attorney Terry Bonnette, '04, presented "Employee Leave Policies that Work," highlighting new interpretations of the FMLA, PDA, ADA and other employment leave-related policies and practices. The presentation was given during Nemeth Law's Raising the Bar series. Behler is an attorney with Nemeth Law.  

June 25, 2015
Allison Christensen
Allison Christensen '09, a litigation attorney with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Collier County Women's Bar Association Inc. in Florida. Christensen also has been named chair of the Membership Committee.  She concentrates her legal practice in the areas of complex commercial, probate, trust and fiduciary litigation.

July 15, 2015
Erin Behler
Erin Behler '09, of Nemeth Law was named a Michigan Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers.

September 11, 2015
Robert Murkowski
Robert Murkowski '09, was named a 2015 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is an associate at Miller Canfield in Detroit.

November 10, 2015
Kristen Benvenuti Pytel
Kristen Benvenuti Pytel '09, has joined Bodman PLC as a staff attorney with the enterprise procurement group in the firm's Troy office.

November 30, 2015
Farayha Arrine
Farayha Arrine '09, was elected a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC. She works in the firm's Detroit office.

January 20, 2016
Amy Kwiatkowski
Amy Kwiatkowski '09, was elected a member of Dickinson Wright. She works in the firm's Detroit office.

January 20, 2016
Benjamin Sobczak
Benjamin Sobczak '09, was elected a member of Dickinson Wright. He works in the firm's Troy office.

January 20, 2016
Jim Roush '09, was promoted from attorney II to attorney III with Consumers Energy Co.

March 15, 2016
Alisha L. Cieslak
Alisha L. Cieslak '09, general counsel at Gordon Food Service, was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2016 "Women in the Law." Cieslak earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

July 25, 2016
Scott A. Hogan
Scott A. Hogan '09, co-authored an article, "The great divide - sorting out method claims and multiple actors," published in the IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2017, a supplemental to IAM published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division. He is a shareholder at Reising Ethington PC in Troy. Hogan earned his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

October 24, 2016
Robert Kent
Robert Kent '08, has joined Michigan State University as assistant general counsel. He formerly worked with Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook. Kent is president of the Law Alumni Association at Wayne Law.

January 30, 2014
Jonathan Colman
Jonathan Colman '08, was named partner at Barron Rosenberg Mayoras & Mayoras PC in Troy. He concentrates his practice in probate litigation, business and commercial litigation and business law.

May 6, 2014
Leslie Rojas
Leslie Rojas '08, joined The Health Law Partners PC as an associate in the firm's Southfield office. She focuses on health care compliance with federal and state health care regulations, health information privacy and technology issues, fraud and abuse issues, and transactional and corporate aspects of health care.

May 13, 2014
Steven Migliore
Steven Migliore '08, a partner in the Corporate Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been appointed president-elect of NEXTGen Detroit. This organization, part of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, attracts and engages the next generation of Jewish Detroiters through innovative programs and initiatives. Migliore is also a member of the NextGen executive board. He focuses his practice on representing private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, financings, investments and restructurings. He also advises companies on corporate governance and general corporate matters.

June 24, 2014
Robert Riley
Robert Riley '08, filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Counsel for Children to help convince the Michigan Supreme Court to strike down the "one-parent doctrine" that had allowed family courts to remove a child from custody of both parents when only one had been found guilty of abuse or neglect. He is an attorney with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.

June 24, 2014
Chantez Pattman Knowles
Chantez Pattman Knowles '08, is on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is with Consumers Energy.

November 25, 2014
David Hill
David Hill '08, is on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is with Kreis Enderle Hudgins and Borsos.

November 25, 2014
Paul Thursam
Paul Thursam '08, of Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC is on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

November 25, 2014
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor '08, was confirmed as mayor of Sterling Heights to serve out the term of RIchard Notte, who died in October. Taylor was first elected to the council at 2009 when he was 26 -- the youngest person to be elected to the council in the city's history. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2013 with the highest number of votes, earning him the mayor pro-tem position. Taylor is a senior attorney with the Mount Clemens-based law firm of Davis Burket Savage Listman Brennan, where he represents individuals and businesses on a wide range of civil matters, focusing on civil litigation, corporate law, estate planning and property tax appeals.

December 3, 2014
Timothy Monsma
Timothy Monsma '08, has been elected to partnership at Varnum. He joined the Grand Rapids law firm in 2008 and is a member of its trial law group, focusing on complex business disputes including commercial tort and contract litigation, trade secret and unfair competition matters, and corporate governance issues. 

January 12, 2015
Eric Novetsky
Eric Novetsky '08, was named partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC in Southfield. He joined Jaffe in 2008 and is a member of the firm's finance and insolvency and reorganization practice groups.

January 21, 2015
Steven Migliore
Steven Migliore '08, a partner in the Corporate Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been selected as a member of the 2015 Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40 class.The program honors young professionals and leaders who excel in their field, have demonstrated dynamic leadership and have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the region. As an active member of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and president-elect of its NEXTGen Detroit organization, Migliore is at the forefront of attracting, engaging and retaining the next generation of young Jewish people in this region. He focuses his practice on representing private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, financings, investments and restructurings. He also advises companies on corporate governance and general corporate matters.      

February 17, 2015
Andrew Schuster
Andrew Schuster '08, was admitted as a member at Bodman PLC's Troy office, where he represents clients in a variety of business and technology matters and other commercial transactions. He primarily assists clients in the review, drafting, and negotiation of complex vendor agreements and other commercial contracts. His clients include banks, professional sports teams, automotive suppliers and technology-based businesses.

March 11, 2015
Shannon Phillips
Shannon Phillips '08, has joined the Insurance Coverage practice group of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.

June 23, 2015
Robert Riley
Robert Riley '08, an associate in the Litigation Department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was elected president by the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy's recently formed board of directors. The center is an evidence-based program that improves outcomes for children by safely reducing the need for them to enter or remain in foster care. The center uses legal and social work advocacy to empower families to overcome the underlying problems they are facing that put the children in their care at risk for out of home placements. Riley has served as pro bono counsel for Legal Services of Michigan, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, the Michigan State Planning Body for Legal Services and the American Civil Liberties Union.  

July 7, 2015
Nadine Mustafa
Nadine Mustafa '08, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as a partner.

August 5, 2015
Timothy Bradley
Timothy Bradley '08, joined the intellectual property practice group at Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC, a firm recently ranked as one of the top 100 firms in the United States for patents.

August 7, 2015
Danielle Bullock
Danielle Bullock '08, joined law firm Colodny Fass as an associate. Bullock, a member of the Florida Bar, also is certified to practice law in all 15 member nations of CARICOM, also known as the Caribbean Community. During her tenure with another South Florida litigation firm, Bullock worked for the Office of the Attorney General for Jamaica, for which she provided counsel on complex commercial matters, governmental contracts and the inter-relationship of U.S. and Caribbean law.

August 21, 2015
Paul Kittinger
Paul Kittinger '08, has been named partner and shareholder with Cardelli Lanfear PC.

September 29, 2015
Kimberly Yourchock
Kimberly Yourchock '08, has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as a partner in its labor and employment department's wage and hour practice group. She will be located in the firm's Detroit office.

October 28, 2015
Stephen Kontos
Stephen Kontos '08, was elected a member of Detroit intellectual property law firm Bejin Bieneman PLC.

January 20, 2016
Michael J. Druzinski
Michael J. Druzinski '08, coauthored an article, "The Supreme Court Gets Intellectual: A look at how the Court is reshaping IP law in significant ways," published in the February 2016 Michigan Bar Journal. Druzinski is a shareholder at the IP law firm Reising Ethington PC.

February 22, 2016
Victoria Lehman
Victoria Lehman '08, was named a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins and Horton in Troy.

February 24, 2016
Paul Thursam
Paul Thursam '08, was named a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins and Horton in Troy.

February 24, 2016
Nathaniel Hargress
Nathaniel Hargress '08, won the Rising Star Award from The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel. He is senior counsel of business and legal affairs at Viacom Media Networks in California.

February 29, 2016
Ryan Dibble
Ryan Dibble '08, cofounder, chief information officer and general counsel of TherapyCharts, gave a guest lecture in Associate Professor John Rothchild's Trademarks class. Dibble earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan.

April 11, 2016
Leslie A. Rojas
Leslie A. Rojas '08, recently joined Plunkett Cooney's Healthcare Industry Group in Bloomfield Hills. She focuses her practice exclusively in the area of health care law. Rojas earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2004.

August 24, 2016
Eric Novetsky
Eric Novetsky '08, a partner with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC in Southfield, was elected to the Turnaround Management Association's Michigan board of directors. Novetsky earned his master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

August 18, 2016
Robert Riley
Robert Riley '08, a member of the Litigation Department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, was featured in the Oakland County Legal News. Read the full article here. Riley earned his master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

August 16, 2016
Kimberly Yourchock
Kimberly Yourchock '08, was appointed president of the Barristers Section of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. Yourchock, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, earned her bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College.

August 18, 2016
Oday Salim
Oday Salim '08, has joined the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit as senior attorney. He holds a master of laws degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and a master's degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Salim earned a bachelor's degree in English from Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2001.    

September 8, 2016
Paul Thursam
Paul Thursam '08, a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC in Troy, was named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

November 11, 2016
Aimee Gibbs
Aimee Gibbs '07, was elected as a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC's Ann Arbor office. She focuses her practice in the areas of employment, schools and educational institutions, business and commercial litigation, and intellectual property and trade secrets litigation. She has represented public schools and educational institutions in a range of issues including regulation of student conduct, organizational liability, policy and regulatory issues and employment matters. She has presented at national conferences on education law issues and published a number of articles in national publications and reference materials for elementary and secondary school administrators and higher education officials.

January 8, 2014
Thomas Isaacs
Thomas Isaacs '07, was elected as a member of Dickinson Wright's PLLC's Detroit office. He focuses his practice on litigation including commercial and business litigation, automotive litigation, and product liability and personal injury. He has experience representing a diverse lineup of corporations in a variety of commercial litigation cases, including contractual, antitrust, collections and business tort matters. He is routinely responsible for all phases of litigation in commercial cases, including discovery, motion practice, expert witness retention and preparation, and overall case management. He was recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation and was recently appointed as an Oakland County public administrator by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

January 8, 2014
E. Colin Cicotte
E. Colin Cicotte '07, was elected a shareholder of Reising Ethington PC. Cicotte has extensive experience with patent infringement, trademark, and trade secret litigation. His fields of expertise include electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, and computer technologies. Colin has prepared and prosecuted patents involving hybrid-electric vehicles, vehicle telematics, wireless telecommunications, photovoltaic units, ignition circuits, and ignition components. He regularly interviews Patent Office examiners to facilitate prosecution and has drafted more than 70 briefs before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

January 23, 2014
Danny C. Allen
Danny C. Allen '07, won his first jury trial with a verdict of $326,000 for his clients in Wayne County Circuit Court. He is an associate attorney with Applebaum & Stone PLC in Southfield.

March 11, 2014
Shanta McMullan
Shanta McMullan '07, was re-elected to serve a one-year term on the Board of Directors of the Wolverine Bar Association. She concentrates her practice at Butzel Long on the management side of labor and employment law.  

May 21, 2014
Tanya Juarez-Lundberg
Tanya Juarez-Lundberg '07, has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar.  She focuses her practice at Collins Einhorn Farrell on the defense of professional liability claims.

June 9, 2014
Gary Francis
Gary Francis '07, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Labor Law - Management. He is with Plunkett Cooney.

September 8, 2014
Kreuza Gjezi
Kreuza Gjezi '07, has joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's immigration and litigation department. Gjezi will represent individuals, families, and businesses worldwide in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State and in federal court.  

November 19, 2014
Joel Bowers
Joel Bowers '07, was elected a partner in the South Bend office of Barnes & Thornburg. He is a member of the firm's Environmental and Litigation Departments.

November 21, 2014
Maya Watson
Maya Watson '07, of Bodman PLC is on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

November 25, 2014
Colin Battersby
Colin Battersby '07, was elected principal at Miller Canfield. Battersby focuses his practice on commercial litigation involving breach of contract, tort, product liability, legal and accounting malpractice and securities arbitration and litigation.

February 25, 2015
Celeste Arduino
Celeste Arduino '07, was admitted as a member at Bodman PLC's Detroit office, where she assists nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in obtaining and maintaining exempt status. She also advises individual clients on estate, gift and income tax matters, and businesses on corporate governance, business planning and general operational issues.

March 11, 2015
Charles Russman
Charles Russman '07, was admitted as a member at Bodman PLC's Troy office, where he advises employers on employee benefit, executive compensation and privacy matters. Among other services, he drafts plan documents, assists clients with regulatory compliance, negotiates agreements for products and professional services related to benefits administration, and advises businesses on the privacy and security of client information.

March 11, 2015
Joel Bowers
Joel Bowers '07, was selected as a member of the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2015, which honors the Michiana, Indiana, area's young professionals for their contributions and accomplishments in the workplace and community. Bowers is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

April 20, 2015
Evan Leibhan
Evan Leibhan '07, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's Corporate Department, was elected president of Kadima's board of directors. He has been on the board since 2011. Kadima is a 30-year-old social service agency serving individuals with mental illness in Oakland County.  

June 9, 2015
Ardiana Culaj
Ardiana Culaj '07, of The Thurswell Law Firm PLLC has been named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 30 Women in the Law for 2015.

July 28, 2015
Gary Kravitz
Gary Kravitz '07, (LL.M.) has joined Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC's Real Estate, Corporate and Business, and Franchise practice groups. 

August 4, 2015
Stephen Sinas
Stephen Sinas '07, was elected to the board of the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council. He is a partner at Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing.

October 15, 2015
Stephen Sinas
Stephen Sinas '07, a shareholder in the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing, gave a presentation on the Affordable Care Act 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. 

October 21, 2015
Andrew Hopko
Andrew Hopko '07, has joined the trusts and estates practice group of Plunkett Cooney. He is a member of the firm's Bloomfield Hills office and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, special needs planning and probate litigation.

December 7, 2015
Gregory Nowakowski
Gregory Nowakowski '07, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. He is with the firm's Health Care Practice Group in the Detroit office.

January 13, 2016
Daniel Dailey
Daniel Dailey '07, has joined intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione as an associate attorney. He works in the firm's Ann Arbor office.

January 25, 2016
Jonathan H. Schwartz
Jonathan H. Schwartz '07, was named an Up & Coming Lawyer for 2015 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and he was named to the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. He is an associate with Seyburn Kahn in Southfield.

January 27, 2016
Tanya Lundberg
Tanya Lundberg '07, will receive the 2016 Regional Leadership Award by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Lungberg, who earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2003, is an attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.

March 29, 2016
Sarah Bileti
Sarah Bileti '07, has joined the Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC in Troy as an associate attorney in business immigration and compliance law. Bileti earned her master's degree from Sotheby's Institute of Art and her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

September 1, 2016
E. Colin Cicotte
E. Colin Cicotte '07, co-authored an article, "The great divide - sorting out method claims and multiple actors," published in the IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2017, a supplemental to IAM published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division. He is a shareholder at Reising Ethington PC in Troy. Cicotte earned undergraduate degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.

October 24, 2016
Jonathan Schwartz
Jonathan Schwartz '07, has joined Foster Swift in Southfield as a member of the firm's litigation practice group. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

October 24, 2016
Nick Schroeck
Nick Schroeck '07, assistant (clinical) professor at Wayne Law, director of the Law School's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic and executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, was featured in the Flint-Genesee County Legal News. Read the full article here. Schroeck earned his bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College.

November 18, 2016
Geoffrey S. Wagner
Geoffrey S. Wagner '07, a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC in Troy, was named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He earned his bachelor's degree from Boston University.

November 21, 2016
Michael Cushion
Michael Cushion '06, was promoted to shareholder at Brooks Kushman PC. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution for electrical, mechanical and electromechanical matters, as well as business methods. Cushion also provides clients with counseling and legal opinions on matters of patentability, non-infringement and invalidity. In addition, he also works with the firm's Post-Grant Proceedings practice group helping clients challenge or defend patents.

January 14, 2014
Klint Kesto
Klint Kesto '06, was honored with the State Leadership Award by the Arab American and Chaldean Council. Kesto, the first Chaldean elected to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives, has represented the city of Wixom, Commerce Township, a portion of West Bloomfield and the Village of Wolverine Lake since 2012. Prior to running for office, he served as a prosecuting attorney with the Wayne County Prosecutor's office and worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Justice and as a manager of his family's business, Buscemi's Pizza and Sub Shop.

September 15, 2014
Corey Beaubien
Corey Beaubien '06, co-authored an article titled "Patent Eligibility and Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Methods-Principles to Apply," published in BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal in September 2014. He is a shareholder at the intellectual property law firm Reising Ethington PC.

September 24, 2014
Benjamin Glazebrook
Benjamin Glazebrook '06, has joined Plunkett Cooney's Transportation Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of first- and third-party motor vehicle liability claims.    

October 24, 2014
Rodney Ploucha
Rodney Ploucha '06, was elected partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. He is a member of the real estate department in the firm's Detroit office.

January 21, 2015
Danielle Graceffa
Danielle Graceffa '06, was elected a member of Dykema by the firm's executive board. She is a Detroit-based attorney in Dykema's real estate practice group.

January 21, 2015
Joseph West
Joseph West '06, joined Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels PC, and will be based in the firm's Ann Arbor office. He specializes in commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, business law, and a broad range of issues relating to real property.

January 23, 2015
Michael Simoni
Michael Simoni '06, was elected principal at Miller Canfield. Simoni is a commercial litigator whose diverse practice includes large-scale business, class-action, and antitrust matters, and focuses in brand protection, trademark, copyright and patent litigation.

February 25, 2015
Corey Beaubien
Corey Beaubien '06, with Scott Hogan, '09, wrote an article, "Making Sense of Non(ce)sense - Seeking Broad Claim Coverage and Avoiding Unwanted Means-Plus-Function Treatment," published in Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal in May 2015. Both Beaubien and Hogan are shareholders at intellectual property law firm Reising Ethington PC.

May 5, 2015
Paul Saba
Paul Saba '06, joined Marriott International for the Middle East and Africa at its office in Dubai, UAE, as corporate counsel.  

July 8, 2015
Zeina Djurovski
Zeina Djurovski '06, an attorney at the law office of Ayad and Associates and a board member of the Arab American Civil Rights League, accepted a position as constituent services representative with U.S. Sen. Gary Peters' office.

July 24, 2015
Zachary Fallstich
Zachary Fallstich '06, plans to open The Little Free Law Library with books on topics of widespread interest available in front of his law firm at 1207 Eureka Road in Wyandotte.

August 3, 2015
Matthew Mann
Matthew Mann '06, was appointed to the St. Joseph Mercy Health System legal team in Pontiac as interim general counsel until January 2016, when he'll assume the role of the system's general counsel. 

September 4, 2015
Matt Binkowski
Matt Binkowski '06, has joined Quinn Law Group PLLC, an intellectual property law firm in Novi, as a principal. He will focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

October 13, 2015
Ronda Tate Truvillion
Ronda Tate Truvillion '06, has been named partner at Lewis & Munday P.C., one of the nation's oldest and largest law firms founded by African-Americans. She is a member of the Detroit firm's litigation group.

December 2, 2015
Jason R. Canvasser
Jason R. Canvasser '06, was recently appointed to the City of Birmingham's Board of Zoning Appeals. He is an attorney with Clark Hill PLC. 

December 28, 2015
Tudo Pham
Tudo Pham '06, was promoted to major in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps. In her reserve capacity, she is an adjunct professor at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Va. In her civilian capacity, she is an attorney-adviser with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Legal Adviser for Buildings and Acquisitions.

January 13, 2016
Chris Francis
Chris Francis '06, was elected a member of Detroit intellectual property law firm Bejin Bieneman PLC.

January 20, 2016
Corey M. Beaubien
Corey M. Beaubien '06, coauthored an article, "The Supreme Court Gets Intellectual: A look at how the Court is reshaping IP law in significant ways," published in the February 2016 Michigan Bar Journal. Beaubien is a shareholder at the IP law firm Reising Ethington P.C.

February 18, 2016
Benjamin Glazebrook
Benjamin Glazebrook '06, was selected to participate in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inn of Court program. He is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney. Glazebrook earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 2002.

March 30, 2016
Corey M. Beaubien
Corey M. Beaubien '06, coauthored an article, "At the Intersection of U.S. Patent Laws and Autonomous Vehicles: A Look at Patent Eligibility and Claim Indefiniteness," published as a General Chapter in the 7th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents (Global Legal Group Ltd., London). Beaubien, a shareholder at Reising Ethington PC in Troy, earned his bachelor's degree from Kettering University.

August 27, 2016
Kahlilia Davis
Kahlilia Davis '06, was elected as a judge of the 36th District Court in Michigan. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

November 19, 2016

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