Alumni Accomplishments

  • Picture of Jakub Szlaga (2013)
    Jakub Szlaga (2013)

    was the subject of a Detroit Legal News article, “Get to Know Jakub Szlaga.” Szlaga practices immigration law at the Law Offices of Jakub Szlaga PLC in Livonia. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Katelyn M. Young (2018)
    Katelyn M. Young (2018)

    joined Bodman PLC as an associate. She is a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Detroit office. Young earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Megan Cavanagh (2000)
    Megan Cavanagh (2000)

    was elected Michigan Supreme Court justice in the 2018 Midterm Election.

  • Picture of Dana Nessel (1994)
    Dana Nessel (1994)

    was elected attorney general of Michigan in the 2018 Midterm Election.

  • Picture of Sylvia Bolos (2013)
    Sylvia Bolos (2013)

    was appointed co-chair of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s RISE Committee. RISE is a “younger lawyers” division of the national Federal Bar Association. Bolos is an associate attorney at Lyngklip and Associates. She earned her bachelor’s from Oakland University.

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

    and a team of attorneys received a prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for their public service in negotiating a historic $586 million settlement with Western Union that will provide refunds to hundreds of thousands of consumers who lost money through fraud-induced money transfers. Dodge is a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Chicago.

  • Kathleen Williams Newell (1972)

    was elected chairperson of the Master Lawyers Section of State Bar of Michigan for 2018-19.

  • Picture of Adam C. Zwicker (2009)
    Adam C. Zwicker (2009)

    joined Gallagher Sharp as an associate where he will focus his practice on defense of commercial transportation litigation. He earned his bachelor’s from Tennessee Technological University.

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

    was featured in a report for the Washtenaw County Legal News, “‘Natural’ choice: Recent graduate is a Fellow at the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center.”

  • Picture of Donald DeNault (1996)
    Donald DeNault (1996)

    was appointed as city attorney of Fraser, Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s from Western Michigan University.

  • Picture of E. Powell Miller (1986)
    E. Powell Miller (1986)

    was named Attorney of the Year by Crain’s Detroit Business. 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. Read the article.

  • Picture of Debra Nance (1999)
    Debra Nance (1999)

    was a speaker on a panel discussion and basketball tournament titled “The Law & Lay-Up” on Oct. 26 at Solomon’s Temple Youth Department in Detroit. Nance is a judge of Oakland County’s 46th District Court. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Detroit.

  • Picture of Jake Grove (1993)
    Jake Grove (1993)

    wrote a chapter in Evidence in Patent Cases, a new legal reference book published by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. The chapter explains the use of evidence in patent litigation cases from initiation through appeal. Grove is a partner at Howard & Howard. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and master’s from the University of Chicago.

  • Picture of Joseph Richotte (2007)
    Joseph Richotte (2007)

    was re-elected to a three-year term to serve on the State Bar of Michigan’s Appellate Practice Council. Richotte is a shareholder at Butzel Long.

  • Picture of Carla G. Testani (1998)
    Carla G. Testani (1998)

    was appointed by the governor to Wayne County Third Circuit Court. Testani earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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

    has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. Mandel is a shareholder at Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. He earned his bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

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

    wrote “Patent Confidential — on-sale bar and secret sales in America Invents Act era” for the IAM Yearbook 2019. He was also named a 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star. Beaubien is a managing shareholder at Reising Ethington. He earned his bachelor’s from Kettering University.

  • Picture of Tamira Chapman (2007)
    Tamira Chapman (2007)

    was named a 2018 Rising Star by Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Chapman earned her bachelor’s from Michigan State University.

  • George W. Gregory (1980)

    has been named the recipient of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Michigan’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award. Gregory earned his bachelor’s from Michigan State University and MBA from Wayne State University.

  • Karen Seder (1992)

    was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2018 class of Women in the Law. Seder is a partner at Liss Seder & Andrews. She earned her bachelor’s from Central Michigan University.

  • Gayle S. McGregor (1989)

    was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2018 class of Women in the Law. McGregor is a senior attorney at Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett PC. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Brandy L. Mathie (2000)

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

  • Deborah Brouwer (1980)

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

  • Brett Rendeiro (2001)

    joined Butzel Long as a shareholder where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. He earned his bachelor’s from Eastern Michigan University.

  • David F. Dumouchel (1975)

    served as a panelist at the 2018 Midwest Securities Law Institute Course at Michigan State University College of Law on Oct. 12. Dumouchel is a shareholder at Butzel Long and chairs the firm’s Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practice. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Detroit Mercy.

  • Jim Roush (2009)

    was promoted to director of environmental regulation and strategy for Consumers Energy. This position involves leading a team that develops strategies for compliance with environmental regulations addressing land, water and air quality issues. Roush earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Patricia A. Stamler (1983)

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

  • Picture of Husnah Khan (2018)
    Husnah Khan (2018)

    was featured in a Macomb County Legal News article, “Second chance: Wayne Law alumna helped obtain new trial for prisoner.”

  • Picture of Dana Khalife-Marjieh ’07,
    Dana Khalife-Marjieh ’07,

    founded Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP, a metro New York-based law firm, with her partners and received national certification as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) by the National Women Business Owners Corporation, the first national certifier of WBEs. Khalife-Marjieh earned her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan.

  • Michael A. Sneyd

    was quoted in a report for Forbes, “Elon Musk Sued By Rescue Diver Following Twitter Attacks.” Sneyd is a member at Kerr Russell. He earned his bachelor’s from Miami University.

  • Kathleen A. Westfall (2014)

    discussed the legal implications of the opioid crisis at a St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital/St. Joseph Mercy Health System continuing medical education conference on September 15. Westfall is an associate at Kerr Russell. She earned her bachelor’s from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Megan Maher-Brennan (1987)
    Megan Maher-Brennan (1987)

    retired from the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan in Wayne County in April 2018 after serving in all four divisions more than twelve years. She joined Michigan Judicial Alternative Dispute Resolution, PC (MI-JADR, PC) in Livonia in June 2018.

  • Nicholas Tloczynski (2014)

    has taken a position as a law clerk for Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Shapiro.

  • Joe Hart (1993)

    was featured in a report for Japan Today, “Dale Carnegie Training stands the test of time, new technology.”

  • Picture of John D. Gatti (1991)
    John D. Gatti (1991)

    has been named to Class XV of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program. Leadership Detroit Class XV showcases 70 leaders across Southeast Michigan representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations. Gatti is a member of Kerr Russell. He earned his 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.

  • 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.

  • Lawrence McLaughlin (1977)

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

  • Picture of Tamira Chapman (2007)
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 Jaime Nelson
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 Dodge (1990)
    Karen 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 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 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 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 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.

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