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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Elizabeth GothamElizabeth Gotham, '14, joined Honigman's Labor and Employment Department in the firm's Detroit office.
    September 3, 2014

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

  • Kaitlyn MorinKaitlyn Morin, '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

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

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

  • Erick HosnerErick 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 JaysuraTanzania 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 SutherlandSuzanne Sutherland, '14, joined Hilger Hammond PC as an associate attorney.
    December 8, 2014

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

  • Michael KhalilMichael Khalil, '14, joined Sullivan Ward Asher & Patton PC as an associate attorney. He maintains a general transactional practice.
    March 17, 2015

  • Jack SchulzJack Schulz, '13, was elected as marshal on the national supreme senate of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity, the second largest law fraternity in the county.  He previously served as the student member on the supreme senate. Additionally, the Detroit Metro Alumni Senate won alumni senate of the year for 2013.
    August 19, 2013

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was chosen by the Michigan Chronicle as one of its 40 Under 40 for 2013. The selection honors 40 local people under the age of 40 who are creating a movement within their professional fields, personal lives and community connections.
    October 8, 2013

  • Andreas SeidelAndreas Seidel, '13, an international attorney affiliated with Butzel Long for the past four years, is now an associate based in the firm's Detroit office. Seidel is responsible for consulting with U.S. companies entering the German/European market and German/European companies entering the North American market. He also assists clients in the retention of German citizenship. Seidel is a licensed attorney in Germany, which allows him to represent clients within the European Union. He is a native of Germany and fluent in English.
    October 11, 2013

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was honored by inclusion in the seventh edition of Who's Who in Black Detroit.
    October 16, 2013

  • Amy FredricksonAmy Fredrickson, '13, was hired by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Previously, she served as an intern for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly and as a consultant for Consulting Services Support Corp. in Troy.
    November 20, 2013

  • Patrick GuntonPatrick Gunton, '13, was hired by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Previously, he served as a legal intern with auto supplier Robert Bosch.
    November 20, 2013

  • Justin SpurlockJustin Spurlock, '13, has joined Brooks Kushman PC as a new associate. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation.
    December 12, 2013

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

  • Kaitlyn CramerKaitlyn 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 IhrieJ. 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 SkoczylasMichael 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 SummersJordan 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 MardirosianPaul 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 McCarthyKatharine McCarthy, '13, joined Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC as an associate in the firm's Municipal Litigation Group.
    July 1, 2014

  • Kaitlyn CramerKaitlyn Cramer, '13, has joined Zausmer Kaufman August & Caldwell PC as an associate.
    August 29, 2014

  • Lisa LucidoLisa Lucido, '13, has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.
    February 3, 2015

  • Robert ThomasRobert 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 LucidoLisa 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 HollandDylan 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

  • Caroline GerschCaroline Gersch, '12, joined Trott & Trott PC. Gersch spent the past year working as chair of Wayne State Law School's Free Legal Aid Clinic Inc. where she oversaw all aspects of legal services provided to underprivileged and indigent residents of Wayne County.
    October 2, 2012

  • Valerie JacksonValerie Jackson, '12, wrote an article, with Scott Wolfson, which was published in the November 2012 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. The article ( http://wolfsonbolton.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=6O7yAAeU0Ts%3d&tabid=593) is titled "Key Employee Incentive Programs Make 'Cents' for Creditors." Jackson is an associate at Wolfson Bolton PLLC.
    November 5, 2012

  • Laura Rogers-RaleighLaura Rogers-Raleigh, '12, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as an associate attorney.
    November 14, 2012

  • Margaret Stalker-JozwiakMargaret Stalker-Jozwiak, '12, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as an associate attorney.
    November 14, 2012

  • Caroline GiordanoCaroline Giordano, '12, has joined Miller Canfield as an associate in the Litigation + Trial Group in the Ann Arbor office.
    January 4, 2013

  • Mitchell McIntyreMitchell McIntyre, '12,  joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest's oldest and largest law firms, as a member of the firm's Transportation Law Practice Group.  A member of the firm's Detroit office, McIntyre focuses his practice on insurance-related work involving coverage disputes, entitlement issues and catastrophic injuries, as well as on no-fault law and motor vehicle litigation. In addition to his first- and third-party transportation practice, McIntyre has experience representing clients in cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability and employment litigation, including discrimination claims, civil rights and civil RICO actions.
    February 19, 2013

  • Ellen SchneiderEllen Schneider, '12, was the author, with Kimberly Ross Clayson, of an opinion piece about Detroit's financial restructuring that was published in Model D, a web magazine, titled "A way forward."
    March 26, 2013

  • Joshua BorsonJoshua 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 KarisnyStephanie 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 GerschCaroline Gersch, '12, joined Traverse City firm Brandt Pezzetti Vermetten & Popovits.
    January 5, 2015

  • Carolyn NobleCarolyn 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

  • Eric BergEric 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 SiscoRachel 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 SeibertKimberly 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 RossGlenn Ross, '11, joined Tomkiw Mackewich in Royal Oak.
    January 21, 2015

  • Christopher JacobsonChristopher Jacobson, '11, (LL.M.) was named deputy general counsel for investments and compliance for the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Michigan.
    March 3, 2015

  • Brad ThomsonBrad Thomson, '10, was featured in a Detroit Legal News article titled "Preserving the American dream: Attorney's passion is helping counsel Spanish-speaking families." He opened his own immigration law practice a year ago.
    August 27, 2012

  • Erin RoumayahErin Roumayah, '10, joined Wachler & Associates PC as a health care attorney representing providers and suppliers in the defense of RAC, Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor audits. She dedicates a substantial portion of her practice to the successful defense of health care entities at all stages of the administrative appeals process. Prior to joining Wachler & Associates, Roumayah gained litigation and transactional experience as a civil litigation associate at a prominent law firm in the metro Detroit area, representing national lending institutions in matters concerning distressed residential real estate.
    August 20, 2013

  • Rachel SmithRachel Smith, '10, has been hired by Brooks Kushman P.C. in Southfield. Specializing in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Smith will add depth to Brooks Kushman's nationally recognized patent practice. Smith also previously practiced at Rader Fishman & Grauer prior to joining Brooks Kushman. Her experience goes beyond the patent prosecution arena and includes patent litigation, patent licensing and negotiations thereof, as well as freedom to operate and opinion work. Smith's practice is primarily focused in the automotive, electronics and medical device industries. Smith has prosecuted numerous domestic and foreign patent applications relating to medical devices. She has also performed due diligence and provided strategy and counseling to several medical supply companies.
    October 17, 2013

  • John WrightJohn 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 HamoodJohnny Hamood, '10, has joined Goodman Acker PC. He specializes in civil and personal injury litigation.
    May 13, 2014

  • Stephanie FarkasStephanie 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 AntwerpMelanie 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

  • 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 BehlerErin 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 CieslakAlisha 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 AquartBrian 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-MartinMarilena 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 JachymAimee 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 BehlerErin 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 MoussiauxMatthew 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

  • Timothy BradleyTimothy Bradley, '08, was named co-editor of IP Links, a publication of the intellectual property section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is an associate attorney with Coats + Bennett PLLC, an intellectual property law firm.
    August 10, 2012

  • David HillDavid Hill, '08, was recognized as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers.  He practices in corporate/business law, estate planning, and nonprofits, foundations and charitable organizations at Kreis Enderle Hudgins and Borsos.
    October 10, 2012

  • Laura BassettLaura Bassett, '08, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Women in  Finance. Bassett is an associate in the Detroit office of Miller Canfield. Founded in 2004, the Michigan Women in Finance is a nonprofit educational and professional networking organization for women in the finance industry.  The board consists of 16 members representing a diverse group of women finance professionals. At Miller Canfield, Bassett advises public entities on a range of financing and related legal matters, including economic development initiatives, municipal infrastructure finance and school finance. She has particular experience assisting financially distressed municipalities and school districts to make informed decisions to achieve their objectives.
    October 17, 2012

  • Timothy BradleyTimothy Bradley, '08, has been named secretary of the Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA). TIPLA aims to unite professionals practicing in the field of intellectual property law, and to preserve the fundamental principles of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Bradley previously served as the association's webmaster before being named secretary.
     At Coats + Bennett PLLC, Bradley, a patent attorney, uses his industry experience and computer engineering background to handle patent matters involving telecommunications, software and other technology. In addition to his position as TIPLA secretary, he serves as co-editor of the IP Links publication of the Intellectual Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).
    November 26, 2012

  • Charles DabrowskiCharles Dabrowski, '08, was promoted by Telemus Capital Partners, an independent advisory firm specializing in wealth management services for high net worth individuals, from his role as wealth analyst to wealth advisor. He serves on Leaders for Kids, an advisory board to the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, and also the Detroit Athletic Club Intermediate Board.
    May 31, 2013

  • Kimberly YourchockKimberly Yourchock, '08, was named "Barrister of the Year" for her service as part of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association's Barristers Section for young attorneys. She co-chaired the 2012-2013 Barristers' School Partnership Program, which connects area attorneys with high school students in Detroit public schools and provides mentorship and educational opportunities. Her practice at Jackson Lewis LLP in Southfield focuses on defending employers in both state and federal court cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower, wage and hour, breach of contract, retaliation, family medical leave and wrongful discharge. She also advises employers on issues such as best practices, disability issues, force reductions, workplace privacy and terminations. In 2012 she was named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star.  
    August 19, 2013

  • Robert KentRobert 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 ColmanJonathan 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 RojasLeslie 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 MiglioreSteven 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 RileyRobert 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 KnowlesChantez 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 HillDavid 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 ThursamPaul 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 TaylorMichael 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 MonsmaTimothy 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 NovetskyEric 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 MiglioreSteven 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 SchusterAndrew 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