Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

Matthew Robb
Matthew Robb '16, has been appointed to a clerkship with Judge Damon J. Keith, LL.M. '56, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While a student at Wayne Law, Robb was active with Keith Students for Civil Rights, working on two Detroit youth symposiums to empower collaboration, research and study between Wayne Law students and high school students throughout metro Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

October 3, 2016
Benjamin Noe
Benjamin Noe '16, has joined the commercial real estate practice at Hartman Simons & Wood in Atlanta. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

November 3, 2016
Matt Cunningham
Matt Cunningham '16, has been hired by the University of Michigan - Dearborn as the first head baseball coach in the program's history. In 2008, he completed a standout baseball career at Wayne State University, where he earned his master's degree in education in 2009 and his bachelor's degree in public relations in 2007. He is an associate at William R. Connolly & Associates PC in Troy.

November 11, 2016
Ryan Richter
Ryan Richter '16, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids. He earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science and political science from Hope College.

November 16, 2016
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Erica Shell '15, wrote "Petcoke: How an Outdated & Inconsistent Regulatory Framework Defeats Environmental Justice in Detroit."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

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