Alumni Accomplishments

  • Suzanne K. Sukkar (2004)

    has been re-appointed to the State of Michigan’s Middle Eastern American Affairs Commission by the governor. Her term will expire in 2022. Sukkar is a U.S. business immigration attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC in Ann Arbor. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Mary DuFour Morrow (1986)

    was appointed to be a federal administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration. Morrow earned her bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

  • Lawrence McLaughlin (1977)

    was featured in a report for Crain’s Detroit Business, “McLaughlin helped change Detroit's landscape.” 

  • Tamira Chapman (2007)

    was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under Forty. Chapman is an attorney at Ford Motor Co. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Kim Yapchai (1993)
    Kim Yapchai (1993)

    has joined Tenneco as their global chief ethics and compliance officer in Lake Forest, IL.  Tenneco is acquiring Southfield-based, Federal Mogul.  Compliance Week also named Yapchai a “2018 Top Mind” for her leadership and innovation.

  • James Roush (2009)

    was named director of environmental regulation and strategy at Consumers Energy Company. He was previously an attorney in the company’s legal department. Roush earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of David F. DuMouchel (1975)
    David F. DuMouchel (1975)

    has been elected to the first Board of Directors of the Federal Community Defender of Eastern District of Michigan. DuMouchel is an attorney and shareholder at Butzel Long.

  • Picture of Angela Mannarino (2008)
    Angela Mannarino (2008)

    became a partner at Gasiorek Morgan Greco McCauley & Kotzian PC. She is the first associate to be promoted to partner at the firm. Mannarino earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Debra Freid (1981)
    Debra Freid (1981)

    was elected president of Michigan Association for Justice (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association). She is president and managing partner at Freid, Gallagher Taylor & Associates PC. She earned her bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Nicholas Schroeck (2007)
    Nicholas Schroeck (2007)

    was named director of clinical programs and associate professor of law at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He earned his bachelor’s from Elmhurst College.

  • Picture of Brian L. Morrow (1986)
    Brian L. Morrow (1986)

    has been selected for a short-term appointment by the Center for International Legal Studies, based in Salzburg, Austria, to be a visiting professor at Kazan Federal University in Kazan, Russia in the fall of 2018. Morrow will be teaching an introductory course on the topics of U.S. Criminal and Juvenile Law. He is currently the deputy chief of the Juvenile Division of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

  • Picture of Elyse Palombit (2017)
    Elyse Palombit (2017)

    joined Rossman Saxe PC in Troy, Michigan as an associate attorney where she will focus her practice on business litigation and transactions. Palombit earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Katie Vivian (2018)
    Katie Vivian (2018)

    joined Rossman Saxe PC in Troy, Michigan as an associate attorney where she will focus her practice on business litigation and transactions. Vivian earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Mark Rossman (2001)
    Mark Rossman (2001)

    presented on the topic of corporate succession planning at the State Bar of Michigan Small Business Section's spring 2018 program in Grand Rapids. Rossman is managing partner at Rossman Saxe PC in Troy, Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Holli Targan (1985)
    Holli Targan (1985)

    earned the 2018 Midwest Acquirers Association Industry Achievement Award for her significant contributions to the merchant bankcard and electronic payments industry. Targan is partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC. She’s on the firm’s board of directors and is chairperson of Jaffe’s Electronic Payments Group. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Linda Ross (1988)
    Linda Ross (1988)

    has been named executive vice president and chief legal officer of Trinity Health. Ross will be responsible for all legal matters across the system’s 22 states and will be counsel to the Trinity Health Board of Directors. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and master’s from Boston University.

  • Picture of Erin Mette (2018)
    Erin Mette (2018)
  • Portia Roberson (1993)

    has been named chief executive officer of Focus: HOPE. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Lani Duffy (2016)

    is in Ford’s Thirty under 30 Class of 2018. She is an attorney for Ford Motor Co. handling consumer finance for the carmaker’s credit arm. Duffy partnered with Habitat for Humanity Macomb as part of her Thirty under 30 fellowship. Read more in this Wayne State University feature article.  

  • Picture of Sandra D. Glazier (1982)
    Sandra D. Glazier (1982)

    was invited to present at the 44th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute in October. Glazier is the only attorney from Michigan invited to present. She is a shareholder at Lipson Neilson PC and earned her bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

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    Jaime Nelson

    was featured in a report for the Detroit Legal News, “Wayne Law scholar serves as advocate for prisoners’ rights.” http://www.legalnews.com/detroit/1462708/

  • Picture of Leslie Rosenberg (2016)
    Leslie Rosenberg (2016)

    has joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associated in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Karen Seder (1992)

    was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s "Women in the Law" Class of 2018.  Seder is a partner at Liss, Seder & Andrews.

  • Picture of Brandy Mathie (2000)
    Brandy Mathie (2000)

    was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s "Women in the Law" Class of 2018. Mathie is a member at Kerr Russell. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Deborah Brouwer (1980)
    Deborah Brouwer (1980)

    was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s "Women in the Law" Class of 2018.  Brouwer is a partner at Nemeth Law PC. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Patricia A. Stamler (1983)

    was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s "Women in the Law" Class of 2018.   Stamler is a partner at Hertz Schram PC. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Oday Salim (2008)
    Oday Salim (2008)

    has joined the National Wildlife Federation as a staff attorney and the University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic as director. He was previously executive director and managing attorney of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center.

  • Picture of Gillian Yee (2005)
    Gillian Yee (2005)

    has joined Jackson Lewis PC in Detroit as a principal. Formerly a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, Yee has extensive experience providing employment-related counseling and litigation services to management in a wide range of areas, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation; non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements; medical leaves and accommodations; and wage and hour laws.

  • Picture of Ruby Robinson (2011)
    Ruby Robinson (2011)
  • Rasul Raheem (LL.M. 2003, J.D. 1984)

    was the guest speaker for the “Integrity in Our Communities” series at the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Raheem is senior attorney at Plunkett Cooney. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Jessica Woll (1993)
    Jessica Woll (1993)

    has been named chair-elect of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, where she has been a board member since 2016. Woll is managing partner of Michigan-based divorce and family law firm Woll & Woll PC. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Elyse Palombit (2017)
    Elyse Palombit (2017)

    joined Rossman Saxe PC as an associate attorney where she will focus her practice on business litigation and transactions. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Michael Pitt (1974)
    Michael Pitt (1974)

    has been elected president of Public Justice for a one-year term. Pitt is co-founding partner of Royal Oak-based law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. He earned his bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Donna B. Howard (1997)

    was appointed by the governor to the 2nd Circuit Court in Berrien County. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Justin Sterk (2016)

    was featured in a report for the Macomb County Legal News, “Public sector protector: Attorney assists municipal clients on variety of fronts.” Sterk is an attorney at Bloom Sluggett in Grand Rapids. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Andrey Tomkiw (1992)

    was interviewed by the Detroit Legal News about the U.S. Supreme Court Case Janus v. AFSCME. Read it here.

  • Fadwa Hammound (2010)

    was reappointed by the governor to the Commission on Middle-Eastern American Affairs. Hammoud is the assistant prosecuting attorney in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. She was appointed to the Dearborn Board of Education in 2015 and was elected to a full six-year term in 2016. Hammoud earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Mark Wise (LL.M. 1993)

    was recognized by Chamber USA in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice area. He is a shareholder at Maddin Hauser where his practice focuses on health and welfare benefit plan matters. Wise earned his bachelor’s from Western Michigan University and his juris doctors from Ohio Northern University College of Law.

  • Blair D. Gould (2014)

    has joined Dickinson Wright’s Troy office as of counsel. His practice is concentrated in transactional commercial real estate matters. Gould earned his bachelor’s from The Ohio State University.

  • Marc K. Shaye (1969)

    was featured in a report by My Jewish Detroit, “On the Road to Recovery in Puerto Rico.”  Shaye is of counsel for Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC in Birmingham, Michigan where he practices in the areas of environmental law, natural resources and occupational safety and health. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Chandra W. Baker (2003)

    received the Prosecutor of the Year award from the Michigan Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. The award is in recognition of her outstanding performance and commitment to fighting arson in the state of Michigan. Baker is a lead attorney for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office’s Arson Unit. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Laura Barrera (2016)
    Laura Barrera (2016)

    was quoted in a report for the Nevada Current, “Unaccompanied and unrepresented, children deported from Las Vegas.” Barrera is a Bernstein Fellow at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law where she specializes in asylum and special immigrant juvenile status cases. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Kara Hart-Negrich (2009)
    Kara Hart-Negrich (2009)

    has been invited to become an American Bar Foundation fellow. Hart-Negrich is a staff attorney for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Picture of Tyrone C. Fahner (1968)
    Tyrone C. Fahner (1968)

    will receive the 2018 Distinguished Award for Excellence from the Illinois Bar Foundation at the organization’s 20th annual gala October 19, 2018. Fahner is a partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and LL.M. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

  • Gary P. Gordon (1976)

    will be recognized at the WMU-Cooley Law Review for his winning brief, AFT v. State of Michigan, filed with the Michigan Supreme Court in 2017. His team included Jason T. Hanselman, W. Alan Wilk and Steve C. Liedel. Gordon is a member at Dykema Gossett PLLC. He earned his bachelor's from Michigan State University.

  • Mary Massaron (1990)

    will be recognized at the WMU-Cooley Law Review for her winning brief, Nexteer Automotive Group v. Mando America Corp, filed with the Michigan Supreme Court in 2017. Her team included John J. Bursch, Alexandra W. Wald and Mark Spatz. Massaron is a partner at Plunkett Cooney, P.C. She earned her bachelor's from Marygrove College. 

  • Margaret Carroll Alli (1985)

    has been named managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins' Detroit office. Alli focuses her practice on the representation and counseling of management concerning the umbrella of employment laws and regulations affecting corporate clients, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions. She earned her bachelor's from Michigan State University. 

  • Sarah Kwiatkowski (2010)

    was named associate general counsel at Premera Blue Cross. She will be focusing on benefits law including the Affordable Care Act, mental health parity and pharmacy benefits analyzing new state and federal regulations as part of the regulatory advocacy process. She earned her bachelor's from Michigan State University. 

  • Steve Cappellino (2003)

    joined Varnum LLP's Detroit office as a member of the tax planning, compliance and litigation practice team. He earned his bachelor's from Miami University and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

  • Picture of Laura Barrera (2016)
    Laura Barrera (2016)

    was interviewed by CNN discussing the lack of attorneys and free legal aid for migrant children who are forced to appear in detention hearings without a parent or guardian. Barrera is a Bernstein Fellow at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law where she specializes in asylum and special immigrant juvenile status cases. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Patty Corkery (1999)

    is now the EVP/COO and general counsel for the Michigan Credit Union League. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Picture of Joanne Geha Swanson (1981)
    Joanne Geha Swanson (1981)

    is president-elect for the Detroit Bar Association for 2018-19. Swanson is a member at Kerr Russell where she focuses on civil litigation practice. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Keith Leenhouts (1952)

    will be honored with a permanent fixed tribute by the Royal Oak Historical Society. There will be a formal renaming of the probation department and a mounted wall display telling the story of Leenhouts and his Volunteers in Probation program. Leenhouts served as judge of Royal Oak's 44th District Court in 1959, a position he held for 10 years.

  • Picture of Erin Mette (2018)
    Erin Mette (2018)

    is the recipient of a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship. During her two-year fellowship, Mette is working for the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center to provide legal counseling and representation to families affected by home-based environmental health hazards in Detroit and Flint. She earned her bachelor’s from Kalamazoo College and master’s from the University of Michigan. Read more here

  • Picture of Lisa J. Hamameh (2000)
    Lisa J. Hamameh (2000)

    was elected to the State Bar of Michigan’s 2018-19 Board of Commissioners and will serve a three-year term. The board provides oversight to the bar on finance, public policy, professional standards and member services and communications. Hamameh is a shareholder with Foster Swift Collins and Smith PC, where she practices primarily public entity law, zoning and land use, liquor licensing law and condominium and homeowners’ association law. She earned her bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

  • Michael “Max” Sneyd (1994)

    presented “Starting Your Start Up Right” as part of Detroit Startup Week, a free event that draws 8,000+ attendees along 19 program track. Sneyd is a member at Kerr Russell. He earned his bachelor’s from Miami University in Ohio.

  • Picture of Hala Jarbou (1997)
    Hala Jarbou (1997)

    was honored with the Pillar of Justice Award at the Chaldean American Bar Association’s 25th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Dinner. This award is given to attorneys and judges who not only are experts in the field of law, but who demonstrate exemplary community service and are held in high esteem by their peers. Jarbou is a judge for the Oakland County Circuit Court. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Karen D. Dodge (1990)
    Karen D. Dodge (1990)

    was named a finalist for the Partnership for Public Service’s 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals program. Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. that works to revitalize our federal government. Dodge was recognized for her work on the team that brought justice and restored financial losses of nearly $600 million for hundreds of thousands of people who were defrauded by money transfer scams. Dodge is a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Chicago.

  • Picture of Dan Kosmowski (2013)
    Dan Kosmowski (2013)

    was featured in a report for the Detroit Legal News, “Lawyer focuses on ‘compassionate’ approach for clients with dementia.” He also was featured in a CBS Detroit segment on dementia and caregiving. Kosmowski launched Brain Care Law PLLC in 2014 in honor of his father who was diagnosed with dementia, and serves families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease. Kosmowski earned his bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Tanya Juarez Lundberg (2007)
    Tanya Juarez Lundberg (2007)

    was promoted to assistant dean of career services and outreach at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Lundberg also was sworn in as president of the Women's Bar Association, the Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, for the 2018-19 bar year. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Angela Povilaitis (2000)
    Angela Povilaitis (2000)

    joined the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB) as a staff policy attorney. The MDSVPTB is a seven member, governor-appointed board whose mission is to lead statewide efforts to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Michigan. Povilaitis earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Linda S. Hallmark (1977)
    Linda S. Hallmark (1977)

    served with attorney Edward Gold as co-moderator at the annual Family Court Forum in June 2018. This year’s topic was “Heck No, I Won’t Go – Children Who Resist Parenting Time.” Hallmark is the Oakland County Probate Chief Judge Pro Tempore. She has been a member of the Family Court Forum committee since its inception in 1999, and has served as an Oakland County Probate Court Judge since 1998. Hallmark earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Mark Rubenfire (1987)
    Mark Rubenfire (1987)

    was named president of the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. He will serve a two-year term as lay leader of the organization, working with the executive director and board of directors. Rubenfire is a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., where he specializes in real estate law, real estate leasing and real estate lending and workouts. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Alex Szypa (2014)
    Alex Szypa (2014)

    became a shareholder at Carlson, Gaskey & Olds in Birmingham, Michigan. Szypa focuses his practice on patent prosecution and IP litigation. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Fadi A. Zayto (2014)
    Fadi A. Zayto (2014)

    is a co-founder and partner at Signature Legal, PLLC in Warren, Michigan. Zayto focuses his practice on immigration, criminal law and estate planning. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Stephen C. Johnston (2014)
    Stephen C. Johnston (2014)

    is a co-founder and partner at Signature Legal, PLLC in Warren, Michigan. Johnston focuses his practice on estate planning, probate litigation and administration, trust litigation and administration and landlord/tenant disputes. He earned his bachelor’s from Kalamazoo College.

  • Picture of Emily G. Thomas (2012)
    Emily G. Thomas (2012)

    joined Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, where she will continue to represent victims injured as a result of birth trauma. Thomas serves on the Executive Committee for the Michigan Association for Justice, and she is an active member of the American Association for Justice where she is chair-elect of the Professional Negligence section and an active member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University James Madison College.

  • Picture of Hilary Braley (2018)
    Hilary Braley (2018)

    was featured in a report for the Detroit Legal News, “Advocate: Wayne Law student served as chair of Legal Aid Clinic.” Read the full article here

  • Picture of Wendy L. Zabriskie (1991)
    Wendy L. Zabriskie (1991)

    has been reappointed to a three year term on the city of Birmingham Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority reviews proposals for the redevelopment of eligible, environmentally contaminated property in the city of Birmingham and determines what financial incentives are necessary to assist in the redevelopment of these sites. Zabriskie is a member of Bodman’s Banking and Real Estate practice groups. She earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Michael Pitt (1974)
    Michael Pitt (1974)

    has been selected for the Champion of Justice Award by the Michigan Association of Justice. The Champion of Justice Award is given to an individual in appreciation of their commitment to the civil justice system and to preserving the rights of citizens. Pitt is co-founding partner of Royal Oak-based law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. He earned his bachelor’s from Michigan State University. 

  • Picture of Monica Batsford (2018)
    Monica Batsford (2018)

    was featured in a report for the Macomb County Legal News, “Puzzle solver: Wayne Law alumna relishes challenges of new career.” Read the article here.

  • M. Alex Monahan (2017)

    joined Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC in Birmingham, Michigan as an associate attorney. His areas of expertise include business and corporate law, real estate law and commercial litigation. He earned his bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Rebecca Wrock (2014)
    Rebecca Wrock (2014)

    was featured in a report for the Grand Rapids Legal News, “VP of Attorneys for Animals specializes in pet trust work.” Wrock, who helped launch the Wayne Law’s first Animal Law class in 2012, is an attorney with Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, PC in Farmington Hills. She earned her Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law and bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Irina Sullivan (2015)
    Irina Sullivan (2015)

    was recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of Southeastern Michigan for “key contributions to IEEE SEM Women in Engineering and outstanding leadership in the 2018 spring conference organization” at the spring 2018 conference “Government Regulation & Engineering Intersection of Policy & Advocacy.” Sullivan is a registered patent attorney at Brooks Kushman PC. She earned her master’s from University of Michigan ­– Dearborn and her bachelor’s from Kettering University.

  • Picture of Nhan Ho (2018)
    Nhan Ho (2018)

    was featured in a report for the Detroit Legal News, “Global outlook: Vietnamese native looks to career in business law.” Ho will be starting her career at Miller Canfield. She earned her bachelor’s from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

  • Picture of Susan A. Babcock (2008)
    Susan A. Babcock (2008)

    has been elected to partner at Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett PC in Birmingham, Michigan. Babcock serves as outside general counsel to businesses, providing advice in corporate, litigation, employment, real estate, estate planning, contract and commercial transactions.  She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Picture of Howard Hertz (1976)
    Howard Hertz (1976)

    received the CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award at Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts’ 39th Annual Arts Achievement Awards. Hertz is lead attorney for Hertz Schram’s Entertainment Practice Group and specializes in entertainment law. He earned his bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Jeffrey Moss (LL.M. 1999)
    Jeffrey Moss (LL.M. 1999)

    was a contributing author to the Spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Taxation and Financial Regulation. His article, “Foreign Bank Account Reports: Will There Be More Scrutiny of FBARs and Other Disclosure Returns?” summarizes the past and current implementation of the FBAR reporting system. Moss is a member at Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler PLC. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Pamela Morgan (2006)
    Pamela Morgan (2006)

    wrote “Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: A Simple Guide for Owners.” The book is about inheritance planning for those holding cryptocurrency, tokens, crypto-collectibles and other cryptoassets. Morgan is the founder of Third Key Solutions LLC. She earned her bachelor’s from Davenport University.

  • Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley (1980)

    has announced his retirement from the U.S. District Court for theWestern District of Michigan, which he’s served since 1988. Greeley earned his bachelor’s from Western Michigan University.

  • Rachel A. Smith (2010)

    has been appointed president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association for the 2018-19 term. Smith is shareholder at Brooks Kushman where she focuses primarily on domestic and foreign patent prosecution in the electrical arts. She earned her bachelor’s from Ohio Northern University.

  • Rasul M. Raheem (LL.M. 2003, J.D. 1984)

    is being honored at The D. Augustus Staker Bar Association’s 25th annual Trailblazers Dinner, an event that recognizes local leaders who are making positive contributions to the law and the community. Raheem is a senior attorney at Plunkett Cooney.

  • Justin A. Hanna (2016)

    was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ Twenty in their 20s. Hanna is an associate at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. He earned his bachelor’s from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University's Mike Illitch School of Business.

  • John Voelpel (1972)

    earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of South Florida. He spent a career practicing environmental law before attending the University of South Florida. Read more here.

  • Carmen Bickerdt (2003)

    was promoted to partner of Bowman and Brooke where she represents both national and international clients in product liability, toxic tort and warranty litigation. Bickerdt was featured in the Detroit Legal News for this achievement. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Thomas R. Meagher (1981)
    Thomas R. Meagher (1981)

    has been inducted as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Membership is limited to just one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Meagher is a shareholder at Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC in Lansing. He earned his M.I.M. from the American Graduate School of International Management and his bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Michael D. Foster (1977)

    has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in its Los Angeles office. He earned his bachelor’s from Wayne State University and LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

  • Picture of Amy Nickin (1997)
    Amy Nickin (1997)

    was listed as a top entertainment lawyer in Variety’s 2018 Legal Impact Report. The report highlights the leading attorneys in the entertainment industry over the past year. She was also listed on Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers 2018: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys list. Nickin is partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz in New York.

  • Picture of Christopher Keane (1992)
    Christopher Keane (1992)

    received the Consumer Attorneys of California 2017 Street Fighter of the Year Award for his representation of a child abuse victim in the landmark child abuse reporting case, BH v. County of San Bernardino. Keane graduated from London's Hansard Scholars Parliamentary Program and the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Laurel F. McGiffert (1980)
    Laurel F. McGiffert (1980)

    has been appointed as Plunkett Cooney’s first ever director of diversity and inclusion. In this role McGiffert, who is a founding member of the firm’s diversity committee, will be responsible for leading the firm’s efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. She earned her bachelor’s from Vassar College.

  • Picture of Eugene Driker (1961)
    Eugene Driker (1961)

    will receive the William Davidson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit on May 22. Driker, a founding member of Barris Sott Denn and Driker, is chair of the Levin Center at Wayne Law’s Advisory Board. He is also a member of the advisory board of Wayne State University’s Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies and the board of directors of the National Yiddish Book Center.

  • Picture of Jessica Woll (1993),
    Jessica Woll (1993),

    managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., announced that her law firm was one of the top three winners in the 2018 Detroit Home Design Awards, and was recognized in the category of commercial design – office. Woll earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Tammy Lundstrom (2004)
    Tammy Lundstrom (2004)

    has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer of Trinity Health. In this role, Lundstrom will be responsible for leading local physician engagement and alignment efforts across Trinity Health's 22 states and more than 33,000 employed and affiliated physicians. She earned her M.D. from the University of Minnesota.

  • Picture of Terrence J.L. Reeves (2008)
    Terrence J.L. Reeves (2008)

    was appointed to the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors by the governor. Reeves is a venture capital attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister. He earned his bachelor’s from Eastern Michigan University and his master’s from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Picture of Colin M. Battersby (2007)
    Colin M. Battersby (2007)

    joined McDonald Hopkins as counsel in the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Sandra D. Glazier (1982)
    Sandra D. Glazier (1982)

    has been selected by the American Bar Association to be on a panel that will discuss attorney’s roles and responsibilities in protecting aging clients and their assets. Glazier is a shareholder at Lipson Neilson PC. She earned her bachelor's from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Oday Salim (2008)
    Oday Salim (2008)

    was featured in Grist 50 2018 as a “Hometown Hero” for his work as executive director and managing attorney of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. View the full list here.

  • Colin M. Battersby (2007)

    joined McDonald Hopkins as counsel in the firm's national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Dan Ringo (2013)

    is president and CEO of Ringo Services. His company was recognized as one of “2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Ringo Services provides strategic facility operations solutions through engineering, custodial services and program management.

  • Catherine P. Kaufman (1994)

    was named by the governor of Michigan to the Marihuana Advisory Panel established under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. She will represent the interests of townships. Kaufman earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University and her master’s from the University of Michigan.

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