Caroline 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 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
Mitchell 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 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
Aisa Villarosa Berg, '11, received a Humanitarian Service Award from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts. An alumna of the college, she was honored for her commitment to social justice and helping the poor in Michigan and her work with the juvenille justice system in Detroit.
September 30, 2011
Ruth Lyons, '11, has joined Garan Lucow Miller, PC in the firm's Detroit office. Her practice focuses on no-fault insurance litigation, automobile negligence, premises liability, insurance coverage and general civil litigation.
November 17, 2011
Aaron Silvenis, '11, authored a working paper, Live Aid?, that was recently published by the American Antitrust Institute and submitted to the Federal Trade Commission to be used as a resource for future analysis of vertical mergers within the entertainment industry.
November 30, 2011
Michael J. Thomas, '10, LL.M., has joined the Carrillo Law Firm PC, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as a senior attorney. In addition, he filed a case in federal court (Thomas v. Welch et al., E.D. Mich.) against the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) and Board of Law Examiners (BLE), seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding a bar admission rule approved by the state supreme court in 2003. The provision at issue required any bar applicant who had resigned from the SBM to pass the bar exam, despite having sufficient practice experience to qualify under the BLE rule authorizing admission without examination, i.e. admission on motion. The case resulted in the voluntary commitment of the SBM and BLE to refrain from applying the particular resignation-related provision to any applicant who meets the requirements for motion admission. Thomas has graded essay answers for the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners, published articles on bar admission topics in The Journal of the Legal Profession and Student Lawyer magazine, and passed four bar exams, including Michigan's twice.
September 30, 2010
Lauren B. Dunn, '10, has joined Foster Swift Collins and Smith PC. Dunn is a member of the firm's Employment, Labor and Benefits Group. She focuses in the areas of employee benefits and labor and employment law.
November 7, 2010
Matthew S. Ehrlich, '10, has joined the Demorest Law Firm PLLC as an associate. Ehrlich originally joined the firm in 2009 as a law clerk and was recently made an associate after being admitted to practice.
November 22, 2010
Lauren M. Phillips, '10, has joined Dykema as an associate in the litigation department. Her practice focuses on general litigation, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation. In law school, Phillips was a Dean's Scholar and Lombard Fellow, was awarded the Rakow Scholarship for outstanding scholarly achievement in corporations and was named Best Preliminary Round Oralist in the New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, Region 6.
November 22, 2010
John E. Scheibelhut, '10, has joined Steinhardt Pesick and Cohen in Birmingham, Mich. His primary areas of practice will include eminent domain, property taxation, real estate, land use and general commercial litigation.
March 28, 2011
Michael J. Thomas, '10, LL.M., wrote an article titled "Bar Admission Reform Through Selective Litigation: My Michigan Example" that was published in the State Bar of New Mexico's Bar Bulletin. (Article on page 7.)
July 15, 2011
Sarah Kwiatkowski, '10, has been hired as the directing attorney for the Social Security Advocacy Program at the Seattle Community Law Center in Seattle, Wash. She also has been asked to sit on the Municipal League of King County's Candidate Evaluation Committee.
August 2, 2011
Sonia A. Salah, '10, was nominated and subsequently elected to serve as a council member for the State Bar of Michigan's International Law Section for three years at last week's State Bar Annual Meeting. Salah has been an active participant in the ILS since she established the Wayne Law International Law Students Association in 2008. She served as an ex-officio student member of the Council in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
September 20, 2011