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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Erica ShellErica Shell, '15, wrote "Petcoke: How an Outdated & Inconsistent Regulatory Framework Defeats Environmental Justice in Detroit."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 JonesNicholas 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 RennertLauren 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 ChojnowskiDaniel 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 ShellErica 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.MMercy Kotei, LL.M, '15, was promoted from a magistrate to a circuit court judge in Ghana.
    February 3, 2016

  • Kiefer CoxKiefer 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 YuMichael 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 NeilCorey 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 GurtaBrian 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

  • 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

  • Meagan DrewyorMeagan Drewyor, '14, joined Christensen Law.
    April 28, 2015

  • Benjamin McCoyBenjamin 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 TejaniJason 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 TloczynskiNicholas Tloczynski, '14, has taken a position as a research assistant for the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing.
    October 26, 2015

  • Rachael KohlRachael 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 BrownMelissa 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 TaylorAdam Taylor, '14, joined the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as an attorney in the litigation division.
    February 11, 2016

  • Vanessa L. BaileyVanessa 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 ButterfieldMichael 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 BrowningTishia 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 JabboriMeagan 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 PatelMeera 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 HougaboomLeah 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

  • 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

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was promoted to operations vice president for Chicago Public Schools with facilities management service SodexoMAGIC.
    April 3, 2015

  • Ryan CarnagoRyan Carnago, '13, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as an associate attorney.
    August 5, 2015

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

  • Justin SpurlockJustin 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 SchmidtLindsay Schmidt, '13, joined Garan Lucow Miller PC as an associate attorney.
    August 25, 2015

  • Michael SkoczylasMichael Skoczylas, '13, has joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Tax Practice Group. 
    September 2, 2015

  • Dan RingoDan 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. FaresSam 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 ThomasRobert 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 FerencyKanika 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

  • 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

  • Chelsea ZuzindlakChelsea 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 KlinefeltMichael 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 BlumlineKelly 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 TomaroMallory 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 McIntyreMitchell 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 MurphyTim 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 MurphyTim 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. ThomasEmily 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. SchelbergDavid 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 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

  • Ruth Lyons GoldnerRuth Lyons Goldner, '11, and David Deeg have opened Goldner Deeg PLLC, a family law practice in Royal Oak.
    May 12, 2015

  • Samantha J. OrvisSamantha 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 RobertsElizabeth 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 RoelofsChristopher Roelofs, '11, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as an associate attorney.
    August 5, 2015

  • Paul IssoPaul 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 RobbinsBryan 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 IssoPaul 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 IssoPaul 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 IssoPaul 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 JacobsonChris 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 IssoPaul Isso, '11, became a registered sports agent with Arizona State University. He owns The Isso Law Firm in Phoenix.
    March 15, 2016

  • Kimberly SeibertKimberly 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 IssoPaul 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 HeidemannAshley 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 AllenAnisa 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

  • 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

  • Fadwa AlawiehFadwa 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 ZmijewskiMatthew Zmijewski, '10, joined the General and Automotive Practice Group at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.
    September 4, 2015

  • John WrightJohn 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 JonesEric 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 SchomerBryan Schomer, '10, was elected a member of Dickinson Wright. He works in the firm's Troy office.
    January 20, 2016

  • May SaadMay 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. RoumayahTad 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 GismondiStefania 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. SalaskiTrevor 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 KnackAdrienne 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. WarnerAmanda 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) MellinStephanie (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

  • 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

  • Scott HoganScott 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 FrushourAnna 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 BehlerErin 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 ChristensenAllison 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 BehlerErin Behler, '09, of Nemeth Law was named a Michigan Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers.
    September 11, 2015

  • Robert MurkowskiRobert 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 PytelKristen 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 ArrineFarayha Arrine, '09, was elected a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC. She works in the firm's Detroit office.
    January 20, 2016

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

  • Benjamin SobczakBenjamin 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. CieslakAlisha 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

  • 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

  • Shannon PhillipsShannon Phillips, '08, has joined the Insurance Coverage practice group of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.
    June 23, 2015

  • Robert RileyRobert 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 MustafaNadine Mustafa, '08, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as a partner.
    August 5, 2015

  • Timothy BradleyTimothy 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 BullockDanielle 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 KittingerPaul Kittinger, '08, has been named partner and shareholder with Cardelli Lanfear PC.
    September 29, 2015

  • Kimberly YourchockKimberly 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 KontosStephen Kontos, '08, was elected a member of Detroit intellectual property law firm Bejin Bieneman PLC.
    January 20, 2016

  • Michael J. DruzinskiMichael 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 LehmanVictoria Lehman, '08, was named a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins and Horton in Troy.
    February 24, 2016

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

  • Nathaniel HargressNathaniel 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 DibbleRyan 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. RojasLeslie 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 NovetskyEric 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 RileyRobert 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 YourchockKimberly 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 SalimOday 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