Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

Jessica D. Mathis
Jessica D. Mathis '13, joined Plunkett Cooney's Transactional Practice Group in Bloomfield Hills. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

December 2, 2016
William B. Murphy
William B. Murphy '70, was elected president of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, a national association dedicated to improving the administration of justice in state appellate courts. Murphy, who has served as judge for the Michigan Court of Appeals since 1988, earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

November 23, 2016
Michael Khoury
Michael Khoury '82, a partner at FisherBroyles LLP in Detroit, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2017 as Information Technology Lawyer of the Year in Detroit. He also was honored by DBusiness Magazine as a 2017 Top Lawyer in information technology, and he was named a 2017 Michigan Super Lawyer in the category of technology transactions. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

November 22, 2016
Geoffrey S. Wagner
Geoffrey S. Wagner '07, a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC in Troy, was named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He earned his bachelor's degree from Boston University.

November 21, 2016
Ebony Duff
Ebony Duff '02, a shareholder with Garan Lucow Miller in Detroit, was elected to the board of Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

November 19, 2016
Kahlilia Davis
Kahlilia Davis '06, was elected as a judge of the 36th District Court in Michigan. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

November 19, 2016
Nick Schroeck
Nick Schroeck '07, assistant (clinical) professor at Wayne Law, director of the Law School's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic and executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, was featured in the Flint-Genesee County Legal News. Read the full article here. Schroeck earned his bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College.

November 18, 2016
Judith Champa '99, wrote "National Labor Relations Board: Continuing developments in board law pertaining to social media and other electronic forms of protected, concerted communication by employees" for the November Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here. Champa is an attorney for Region 7 of the National Labor Relations Board in Detroit. She earned her bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University.

November 17, 2016
Ryan Richter
Ryan Richter '16, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids. He earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science and political science from Hope College.

November 16, 2016
James M. Reid
James M. Reid '05, was elected to the Labor and Employment Law Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan. Reid, a shareholder with Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC in Southfield, earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

November 15, 2016
Jonathan Warshay
Jonathan Warshay '96, was elected as a trustee in West Bloomfield. He is a senior business systems analyst with Cengage Learning, a worldwide educational content, technology and services company. He earned his master of business administration degree from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and his bachelor's degree in economics from Kalamazoo College.

November 15, 2016
Bonsitu Kitaba
Bonsitu Kitaba '14, was named a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto.

November 11, 2016
Matt Cunningham
Matt Cunningham '16, has been hired by the University of Michigan - Dearborn as the first head baseball coach in the program's history. In 2008, he completed a standout baseball career at Wayne State University, where he earned his master's degree in education in 2009 and his bachelor's degree in public relations in 2007. He is an associate at William R. Connolly & Associates PC in Troy.

November 11, 2016
Tina Yost
Tina Yost '98, was elected judge of the 37th Circuit Court in Calhoun County. She earned her bachelor's degree from Albion College.

November 11, 2016
Paul Beardslee
Paul Beardslee '88, was elected Calhoun County district judge. He earned his bachelor's degree from Spring Arbor University.

November 11, 2016
Sandra Ference Cicirelli
Sandra Ference Cicirelli '85, received the University of Michigan - Dearborn 2016 College of Education, Health & Human Services Alumna of the Year award. She is the former mayor of Westland and is the chief judge of the 18th District Court.

November 11, 2016
Kirk Tabbey
Kirk Tabbey '81, partnered with the nonprofit organization Sweet Dreamzzz Inc. and sponsored sleep education, sleeping bags and sleep kits for about 300 students at Holmes Elementary School in Ypsilanti. Tabbey is a district court judge in Washtenaw County. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

November 11, 2016
Paul Thursam
Paul Thursam '08, a shareholder with Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC in Troy, was named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

November 11, 2016
Benjamin Noe
Benjamin Noe '16, has joined the commercial real estate practice at Hartman Simons & Wood in Atlanta. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

November 3, 2016
Albert T. Nelson Jr.
Albert T. Nelson Jr. '80, of counsel at Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC in Troy, has been named a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer in the area of business and corporate law. He earned his master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Detroit.

November 3, 2016

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