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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Emily G. ThomasEmily G. Thomas, '12, was a finalist for the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section's Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Thomas is an associate birth injury attorney at Reiter & Walsh PC in Bloomfield Hills. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.
    June 29, 2016

  • Michael J. GoeckeMichael J. Goecke, '98, a litigation attorney at Lerch Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland, was selected to receive The Daily Record's 2016 Leadership in Law Award. This honor recognizes his career accomplishments, community involvement and mentoring activities. Goecke earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1994.
    June 29, 2016

  • Paul IssoPaul Isso, '11, relocated the Isso Law Firm to Tempe, Arizona. His firm focuses primarily on criminal defense but also accepts certain civil cases and entertainment law matters. Isso earned his master of laws degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.
    June 27, 2016

  • Hon. James Brady, '79, of the 47th District Court received the 2016 Distinguished Public Servant award from the Oakland County Bar Association. Brady earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
    June 27, 2016

  • Kenneth R. MarcusKenneth R. Marcus, '84, authored the lead article for the June issue of American Health Lawyers Association Connections magazine. His article is titled "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The PRRB: The Amended Cost Report and Appeals Rules." Read it here. Marcus, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, earned his master's degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University.
    June 27, 2016

  • Clint GageClint Gage, '95, a member of Dickinson Wright, leads the law firm's newest office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is featured in a report in South Florida's Daily Business Review. Gage earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan State University.
    June 21, 2016

  • David MichaelDavid Michael, '03, an attorney at Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer Garin PC and chair of the Oakland County Bar Association's Real Estate Committee, participated in a panel discussion on environmental due diligence in real estate. This event was presented by the Energy, Sustainability and Environmental and Real Estate Law committees of the Oakland County Bar Association, with the support of the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors. Michael earned his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University.
    June 20, 2016

  • Debra Nance Debra Nance , '99, has been elected 2016-17 president of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan. She is a judge of the 46th District Court. Nance earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Detroit.
    June 20, 2016

  • Barry GoldmanBarry Goldman, '80, co-wrote Opinions - Essays on Lawyering, Litigation and Arbitration, the Placebo Effect, Chutzpah, and Related Matters with Stuart Israel. The book was recently published and is available for purchase here. Goldman is an arbitrator and mediator and an adjunct Wayne Law professor.
    June 20, 2016

  • Trevor M. SalaskiTrevor M. Salaski, '10, has been named chief legal officer at Hello Innovation in Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Maryland College Park in 2005.
    June 15, 2016

  • Jason HillmanJason Hillman, '01, vice president and general counsel for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was featured in a Bloomberg Big Law Business report, Game 1 of 3: Warriors & Cavs GCs on Life as an NBA Lawyer. Hillman earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1994.
    June 8, 2016

  • Tim MurphyTim Murphy, '12, was elected shareholder at Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC in Birmingham. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2008.
    June 6, 2016

  • Lanae L. MoneraLanae L. Monera, '96, has joined Plunkett Cooney. She focuses her practice on motor vehicle liability and works in the firm's Grand Rapids office. Monera earned her bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University in 1993.
    June 6, 2016

  • George LubienskiGeorge Lubienski, '56, will celebrate 60 years of practicing law. His office is in Dearborn.
    May 31, 2016

  • Andrew “Jake” GroveAndrew “Jake” Grove, '93, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in Royal Oak. Grove, who concentrates his practice in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets matters, earned his master's degree from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan.
    May 26, 2016

  • Mort CollinsMort Collins, '58, has been selected to receive the Oakland County Bar Association's Distinguished Career Achievement Award. Collins, the founding member of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, earned his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in 1953.
    May 23, 2016

  • Tim BuschTim Busch, '78, donated $15 million to Catholic University of America - the largest donation in the school's history. He is the founder of the Busch Firm, which specializes in high net-worth estate planning and real estate and business transactions. Busch also founded and is CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, a hotel development and management company that owns and manages eight hotels in California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University.
    May 23, 2016

  • Don StudtDon Studt, '83, will retire as Birmingham police chief in May after a 42-year career in law enforcement. He then will join Beier Howlett, the law firm that serves as general counsel for the city of Birmingham.
    May 19, 2016

  • Hon. Tom BoydHon. Tom Boyd, '90, was elected president of the Michigan District Judges Association. Boyd, who earned a bachelor's degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1985, is an Ingham County District Court judge.
    May 15, 2016

  • Jerome Crawford, '79, was appointed chief assistant to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. He earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1976.
    May 13, 2016