Alumni Accomplishments

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

  • Picture of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (1989)
    U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (1989)

    received the Champion of Science Award from The Science Coalition. This award recognizes Peters’ “commitment to funding research that keeps the U.S. and Michigan at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.” Read the full article here.

  • Christopher Rambus (2017)

    was a panelist for Esquire Etiquette, an annual program designed to sharpen the professional etiquette of law students. The event was presented by the Black Law Student Association. Rambus is an associate attorney at Bodman.

  • Robert D. Burton-Harris (2015)

    was a panelist at a Wayne Law event that featured a screening of the award-winning documentary “Rikers: An American Jail.” Burton-Harris is investigator at McCaskey Law.

  • Victoria M. Burton-Harris (2012)

    was a panelist at a Wayne Law event that featured a screening of the award-winning documentary “Rikers: An American Jail.” Burton-Harris is managing partner at McCaskey Law.

  • Jason Webber (2004)

    was a panelist for Esquire Etiquette, an annual program designed to sharpen the professional etiquette of law students. The event was presented by the Black Law Student Association. Webber is counsel at General Motors.

  • Picture of Roberts Kengis (1992)
    Roberts Kengis (1992)

    has been appointed by the governor to the 48th Circuit Court in Allegan County. Kengis has worked as a prosecutor in Allegan County since 1992, and was the chief assistant prosecuting attorney from 2011 to 2016 before being elected prosecutor in 2016. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Jessica Mills (2016)

    was a panelist for Esquire Etiquette, an annual program designed to sharpen the professional etiquette of law students. The event was presented by the Black Law Student Association. Mills is an associate attorney at Edwards and Jennings.

  • Jehan Crump-Gibson (2009)

    was a panelist for Esquire Etiquette, an annual program designed to sharpen the professional etiquette of law students. The event was presented by the Black Law Student Association. Crump-Gibson is founder and managing partner of Great Lakes Legal Group.

  • John Obee (1978)

    is a co-author of the book “Mississippi's Exiled Daughter,” which tells the story of Brenda Travis and her compelling involvement in the civil rights movement at age 16 in her hometown of McComb, Mississippi. The book will publish in June 2018.

  • Picture of Stephen M. Ross (1965)
    Stephen M. Ross (1965)

    was honored with the ROBIE Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation at their Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner. Ross was recognized for embodying the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson through devotion to the promotion of social justice, excellence and human dignity. He is the founder and chairman of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), chairman and founder of Related Companies, and owner of the Miami Dolphins.

  • Jeffry M. Aronsson (1978)

    was featured in The New York Times for its report, “Can Fashion Help Detroit Make a Comeback?” Aronsson plans to create a fashion hub in Detroit that would be part of the city’s economic revival. He calls his idea Project Treadwing, which would “create a fashion hub where every element of fashion design, manufacturing and marketing would take place in a single location, rather than being spread around the world.” Aronsson is founder and CEO of Aronsson Group. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and master’s from New York University.

  • Madelaine Lane (2007)

    performed the starring role in the New York Lyric Opera’s concert performance of “Don Giovanni.” Lane is a partner at Warner, Norcross and Judd in Grand Rapids where she focuses on white-collar criminal defense. She earned her bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross. Lane was featured in Grand Rapids Magazine for its report, “Madelaine Lane: Lawyer by day, operatic performer by night.” Read the full article here.

  • Kurt Olson (1985)

    was elected to the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the State Bar of Michigan. Olson owns the Law Office of Kurt A. Olson P.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Patrick Drueke (1998)

    was appointed to the executive committee of Rhoades McKee PC. Drueke practices real estate law, environmental law and handles commercial litigations. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Albion College.

  • Picture of Kevin Block (1999)
    Kevin Block (1999)

    was a panelist for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s discussion at Wayne Law about the benefits of joining the Business Law Section as a student.

  • Picture of Celeste Arduino (2007)
    Celeste Arduino (2007)

    was a panelist for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s discussion at Wayne Law about the benefits of joining the Business Law Section as a student.

  • Picture of Mark Peters (1993)
    Mark Peters (1993)

    was a panelist for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s discussion at Wayne Law about the benefits of joining the Business Law Section as a student.

  • Picture of Bridget M. Hathaway (2012)
    Bridget M. Hathaway (2012)

    has been admitted as a member of Bodman PLC. She was previously a senior associate attorney with Bodman. Hathaway earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Scott L. Mandel (1981)
    Scott L. Mandel (1981)

    was granted membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mandel is a litigation attorney at Foster Swift, where much of his practice concerns complex litigation, including representation of governmental entities and large corporations. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

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

    has been appointed an equity partner of the Lipson Neilson law firm. Glazier earned her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.

  • James E. DeLine (1991),

    was an editor of the American Bar Association’s recently published Antitrust Class Actions Handbook, Second Edition. DeLine is a member at Kerr Russell. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Terry Bonnette (2004)
    Terry Bonnette (2004)

    reviewed the U.S. Department of Labor’s unpaid internship guidelines for interns at for-profit companies. Bonnette is partner at Nemeth Law PC. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and master’s degree from Illinois State University.

  • Picture of Tonya Fitzpatrick (1998)
    Tonya Fitzpatrick (1998)

    was a speaker at TEDxWayneStateU on Feb. 1, where she spoke about the transformative power of travel and how changing one's perspective when traveling can open up new doors. Fitzpatrick is the creator, producer and co-host of the multi award-winning World Footprints podcast.  She earned her master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

  • Michelle D. Champane (2016)

    has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC at the firm’s Royal Oak office. Champane focuses her practice on business, real estate, civil and commercial litigation. She earned her bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Nanci Grant (1989),
    Nanci Grant (1989),

    outgoing chief judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court, was honored by the U.S. Marshals Service for her dedication to the Fugitive Apprehension Team, Detroit and Oakland, by making herself available 24/7 in order to expedite the process of obtaining search warrants for cases in which the teams were actively on track in apprehending fugitives.

  • Picture of Patty Bordman (1990)
    Patty Bordman (1990)

    was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem of Birmingham, Mich. Bordman earned her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and her master’s degree from Oakland University.

  • Picture of Christopher Ninomiya (1993) 
    Christopher Ninomiya (1993) 

    was appointed by the governor to serve as a judge in the 41st Circuit Court. Prior to the appointment, Ninomiya was chief judge of the 95-B District Court. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Joshua I. Arnkoff (2001)
    Joshua I. Arnkoff (2001)

    has been promoted to partner at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in the firm’s Professional Liability and the General Liability group. Arnkoff's practice includes the defense of professional liability claims, commercial liability matters, white-collar criminal cases and computer-related crimes. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. 

  • Picture of Jason W. Bank (1997)
    Jason W. Bank (1997)

    will serve as Kerr Russell’s representative on the Heart Walk Executive Cabinet for the 2018 Southeast Michigan American Heart Association Metro Detroit Heart Walk. Bank is a member of Kerr Russell.

  • Picture of Klaudia Nikolli Psari (2014)
    Klaudia Nikolli Psari (2014)

    has joined JD Advising LLC as its director of marketing and sales. JD Advising is a law school and bar preparation company founded by Wayne Law alumnus, Ashley Heidemann (2011). Psari earned her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Meagan Jabbori (2014)
    Meagan Jabbori (2014)

    co-wrote 10 of the 11 passing appeals for the Michigan July 2017 administration. Jabbori is a partner at The Heidemann Law Firm, which is the leading bar exam appeals firm in Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Ashley Heidemann (2011)
    Ashley Heidemann (2011)

    co-wrote 10 of the 11 passing appeals for the Michigan July 2017 administration. Heidemann is a partner at The Heidemann Law Firm, which is the leading bar exam appeals firm in Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.

  • Alexander A. Ayar (2006)

    joined the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as member in the Litigation Department. Ayar’s legal practice has focused on litigation matters involving business, real estate, construction, employment, data privacy and cyber security. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oakland University.

  • Nicholas W. Mull (2012)

    wrote “The Honor of War: Core Value of the Warrior Ethos and Principle of the Law of War” for the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

  • Laura M. Bassett (2008)

    has joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as of counsel. Bassett is an experienced public law and municipal finance attorney. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Corey M. Beaubien (2006)
    Corey M. Beaubien (2006)

    co-authored “U.S. design patents — no longer second chair” for the IAM Yearbook 2018. He also was a speaker for the webcast “The Hague Agreement and Design Filings: Things You Need to Know and Do,” presented by The Knowledge Group LLC in October 2017. Beaubien is a managing shareholder at the law firm Reising Ethington P.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kettering University.

  • E. Powell Miller (1986) 

    was appointed in November 2017 as the lead counsel in the Fiat gearshift MDL in Detroit. Miller is a partner of The Miller Law Firm where he focuses his practice on litigation. He earned his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.

  • Douglas Dozeman (1983)

    has been re-elected as managing partner at Warner Norcross & Judd, where he is tasked with guiding the firm’s strategic direction and continued growth over the next two years across the firm’s eight offices.  Dozeman earned his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College.

  • Picture of Kathryn E. Hickner (2003)
    Kathryn E. Hickner (2003)

    has been elected to the Board of Directors of The McGregor Foundation. Hickner is co-chair of Ulmer & Berne LLP's health care practice group, where she specializes in transactional matters and compliance with federal and state health care regulations. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Jehan Crump-Gibson (2009)

    co-founded Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC, a minority women-owned law firm in metro Detroit. Prior to launching Great Lakes Legal Group, Crump-Gibson worked at her own law firm, C&G Solutions. She earned dual bachelor degrees in political science and English from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Kristina Araya (2010)
    Kristina Araya (2010)

    has been promoted to partner at Warner Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids. Araya focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and risk management. Her litigation practice includes insurance coverage disputes, shareholder disputes and banking and securities litigation. Araya earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Adam Kessler (2015)

    was named one of The Well & Jewish News’ 36 Under 36. Kessler is an attorney at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. He graduated from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2008.

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

    joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as managing attorney in firm's new Ann Arbor office, where he advises venture capital funds and venture-backed startups. Reeves earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Linda Paullin-Hebden (1989)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Paullin-Hebden is an executive partner at Warner Norcross and Judd LLP.

  • Picture of Elizabeth Hardy (1984)
    Elizabeth Hardy (1984)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Hardy is a member of Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton PLC.

  • Picture of Michelle Harrell (1993)
    Michelle Harrell (1993)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Harrell is a shareholder at Maddin Hauser Roth and Heller PC.

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