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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Ronald BretzRonald Bretz, '76, is writing a legal textbook on criminal law with two colleagues. The book is due to be published in the summer of 2014. He served as an assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender Office for two decades before joining the Cooley Law School faculty. An expert in the field of serology and DNA scientific evidence, Bretz frequently lectures on the topics, and has successfully argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
    November 19, 2013

  • David MarvinDavid Marvin, '76, was recently honored with the Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award at the Ingham County Bar Association's 119th annual dinner. Marvin has practiced law in the Lansing office of Fraser Trebilcock for more than 37 years. His reputation as a skilled attorney and efficient problem-solver has helped him to develop an impressive national client base and has earned him many honors. Throughout much of his career, he has devoted time and energy to bar association activities, serving as president of the Ingham County Bar Association, president of the Young Lawyers Section of the ICBA, president of the Pro Bono Lawyers Service, chairman of the State Bar's Administrative Law Section, chairman of the ICBA's Administrative Law Section, delegate to the State Bar's Representative Assembly, chairman of four State Bar committees and chairman of at least 10 ICBA committees. In addition, Marvin has devoted his energy and resources to numerous community service organizations, including terms on the boards of directors of the East Lansing Educational Foundation, the Impression Five Science Center, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Audubon Society, the Rotary Club of Lansing, the Boy Scouts of America, the Downtown Coaches Club, Friends of Michigan History and the MSU Alumni Association, among others.
    November 25, 2013

  • James FisherJames Fisher, '76, was named by Gov. Rick Snyder as one of 15 appointments to the newly created Indigent Defense Commission, which aims to improve legal representation for low-income criminal defendants. The board collects data necessary for the review of indigent defense services in Michigan, and creates standards and requirements. Fisher, previously chief judge of Barry County Circuit Court, will chair the commission. He is an attorney with Law Weathers where his primary practice areas are arbitration and mediation. He will represent members submitted by the Michigan Judges Association.
    June 24, 2014

  • Susan ReedSusan Reed, '76, was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the State Bar of Michigan. Reed, a Detroit resident, is a veteran criminal defense attorney and president of the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association.
    September 19, 2014

  • Dawn Van HoekDawn Van Hoek, '76, has been awarded as a Champion of Justice by the Michigan State Bar. Van Hoek of Ann Arbor is director of the State Appellate Defender Office and past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
    September 19, 2014

  • Dawn Van HoekDawn Van Hoek, '76, was named one of 30 "Leaders in the Law" for 2015 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is director of the State Appellate Defender Office.
    February 10, 2015

  • Freddie BurtonFreddie Burton, '76, was named as the new chief justice for the Wayne County Probate Court to serve the rest of 2015 in the role. New chief justices for several courts in the state will be selected in 2016.  
    August 6, 2015

  • Richard MarekRichard Marek, '76, was elected president of the Vermont State Historical Society. He ended 12 years of service in the Vermont House of Representatives earlier this year, after retiring from practicing corporate law.
    September 1, 2015

  • Adam ShakoorAdam Shakoor, '76, of Adam Shakoor & Associates PC was chosen by the State Bar of Michigan to be honored with the Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award. Shakoor served as Detroit deputy mayor and as chief judge of 33rd District Court in Detroit.
    September 18, 2015

  • James “Jim” Fisher, '76, has joined Dickinson Wright's Grand Rapids office as of counsel.
    January 25, 2016

  • Bruce VandegriftBruce Vandegrift, '76, has been named personal trust business development officer for Chemical Bank Wealth Management's west Michigan region.
    March 15, 2016

  • Hon. Isidore TorresHon. Isidore Torres, '76, was appointed director of the Wayne County Fraud and Corruption Investigation Unit. Torres, who earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, is of counsel with Williams Acosta in Detroit.
    May 13, 2016

  • David DuMouchelDavid DuMouchel, '75, has been appointed by the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan as a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. He is one of 13 metro Detroit lawyers and community leaders to receive this appointment. A Butzel Long attorney and shareholder based in the firm's Detroit office, DuMouchel chairs the firm's Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practice. DuMouchel's practice is limited to white collar criminal defense, professional licensure and criminal health care, criminal IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance. Earlier this year, DuMouchel was appointed to serve as a voting member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group. One person from each of the 11 federal circuits is appointed to this group. He is a recipient of the prestigious Leonard Gilman Award from the Federal Bar Association as the outstanding criminal law practitioner in the Eastern District of Michigan. He has been named by Best Lawyers as the "2010 Detroit Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." DuMouchel has been listed in each Best Lawyers edition for the last 30 years, up to and including the most recent. He also is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, and in Michigan Super Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker on internal corporate investigations and federal criminal procedure matters. DuMouchel is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to 1 percent of the trial lawyers in a state by invitation; serves as a member of the Criminal Procedure Committee; and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. DuMouchel served as the first chairman of the State of Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.  
    December 18, 2013

  • David DuMouchelDavid DuMouchel, '75, of Butzel Long was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Chokwe Lumumba, '75, who died in 2014, was honored by the Detroit City Council, which is adding a second street sign to Warren Avenue, naming it for him. Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist, was mayor of Jackson, Miss., at the time of his death. 
    March 24, 2015

  • George SinasGeorge Sinas, '75, a senior partner at Sinas Dramis Brake Boughton & McIntyre PC in Lansing, gave a presentation on the state's auto no-fault law during a People's Law School session in East Lansing. People's Law School, sponsored by the Sinas Dramis law firm, Wayne Law and Michigan Association for Justice, is open to the community.
    September 22, 2015

  • Brian Mackie, '75, was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Crime Victim Services Commission. Mackie is the prosecuting attorney of Washtenaw County.  
    November 18, 2015

  • Daniel KellyDaniel Kelly, '74, is among the 20 circuit judges appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as a business court judge. This assignment continues through April 1, 2019. He recently participated in the Great Lakes States Complex Commercial/Business Court Litigation course provided by the National Judicial College in conjunction with the Michigan Judicial Institute. He also has been admitted to the American College of Business Court Judges and attended the annual meeting of the college at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Additionally, Kelly has been re-appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as chief judge of all trial courts in St. Clair County for an additional two year term ending January 1, 2016.  
    November 1, 2013

  • Joan YoungJoan Young, '74, was named as one of the metropolitan area's top circuit court judges by DBusiness magazine in its January/February 2014 edition. The top judges were selected via a poll of 18,200 attorneys. Young is an Oakland County Circuit Court judge.
    February 10, 2014

  • Timothy Pickard, '74, retired after 20 years as judge as Lenawee County Circuit Court. He also has signed an agreement with the Michigan Court Administrative Office to serve on special assignments in Lenawee County and the northern Michigan counties of Mackinac, Emmet, Charlevoix and Muskegon, as well as on state appeals court panels.  
    April 25, 2014

  • Roger CookRoger Cook, '74, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the areas of Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • Gene EsshakiGene Esshaki, '74, of Abbott Nicholson PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, has been awarded as a Champion of Justice by the State Bar of Michigan. Pitt of Huntington Woods is a founding member of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC and specializes in employment law and civil rights litigation.
    September 19, 2014

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, was interviewed about tort reform for an Asked and Answered column in the Detroit Legal News.
    November 13, 2014

  • M. Richard Knoblock, '74, is retiring as judge of 52nd Circuit Court in Huron County. He has held the seat for 36 years.
    December 5, 2014

  • Donald Sanderson, '74, is retiring from the 2B District Court bench. The judge has held the seat since 1978.
    December 28, 2014

  • Thomas GuyerThomas Guyer, '74, was honored by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit during its annual Attorney Appreciation Awards. Guyer is a partner with Guyer Rose PLLC and a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc. who has prevented many evictions.
    April 23, 2015

  • Gene EsshakiGene Esshaki, '74, wrote an article, "Judicial Intervention in Arbitration Proceedings Pre-Award," published in the June Michigan Bar Journal.
    June 17, 2015

  • Daniel KellyDaniel Kelly, '74, a St. Clair County Circuit Court judge, was the subject of a feature story, "Judge Dan and Mary Kelly together in law," in The Times Herald.
    September 1, 2015

  • Timothy BaughmanTimothy Baughman, '74, was chosen by the State Bar of Michigan to be honored with the Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award. Baughman retired from his position as chief of research, training and appeals with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in April, although he remains on staff part time offering legal advice and work on appellate briefs
    September 18, 2015

  • Janet Cooper, '74, will be posthumously inducted into the 32nd class of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. She was a civil rights advocate. 
    September 21, 2015

  • Dennis Hertel, '74, was appointed professor by the National Defense University for the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. The former congressman has addressed defense officials from 28 nations, and he remains of-counsel to the Franklin Partnership in Washington, D.C.
    November 3, 2015

  • Joan YoungJoan Young, '74, was presented with the first Justice Marilyn J. Kelly Award for Outstanding Service. This award was named after retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn J. Kelly. Young is currently chief judge pro tempore of the circuit court and serves in the family division. She is also the presiding judge of the men's section of the Oakland County Adult Treatment Court.
    December 9, 2015

  • Michael PittMichael Pitt, '74, was selected vice president of the board of Public Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm. Pitt is a founding member of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC in Royal Oak. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1971.
    August 24, 2016

  • Louis Ognisanti, '73, was reappointed by the governor to Michigan's Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates. He was first appointed to the board in 2011. He previously worked the Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner PLC law firm where he specialized in workers' compensation issues.
    January 27, 2015

  • Roy Gotham, '73, announced his retirement after 25 years as Gogebic and Ontonagon County circuit court judge. The retirement also marks his 42 years in the legal profession in both Ontonagon and Gogebic counties.
    December 9, 2015

  • William W. SworWilliam W. Swor, '72, was elected as president of the board of directors at ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services). He's served on the group's board since 1999. Swor is of Lebanese descent and is founder of the Detroit law firm William W. Swor & Associates. He is a member of the board of directors of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and served two terms as chair of the General Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan. In 2005, he received the Defender of Justice award from the Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. He's earned many other honors for his work, as well.
    January 30, 2014

  • Robert LenihanRobert Lenihan, '72, was named general counsel of Harness Dickey, where he is a partner in the firm's litigation practice group. In addition to his litigation practice, he is responsible for advising the Executive Committee on selected legal issues.
    March 17, 2014

  • Robert HudsonRobert Hudson, '72, has been instrumental in planning the May 23 annual gala and awards ceremony of the French American Chamber of Commerce Michigan Chapter. Hudson is president emeritus of the chapter and a shareholder with the Detroit office of Butzel Long. The FACC is a not-for-profit business organization committed to the improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the United States.
    April 3, 2014

  • Lawrence KatzLawrence Katz, '72, was presented with the 2013 "Barbara R. Levine Award in Recognition of Excellence in Appellate Advocacy" by the Appellate Defender Commission in March 2014. The annual award honors a Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System roster member whose appellate advocacy achieves outstanding results or who demonstrates extraordinary commitment on behalf of appellate assigned clients. His article, "Preserving Issues for Appeal in Criminal Cases," appeared in the October 2013 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. His article, "Amanda Knox: An American's Journey through the Italian Justice System," appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of the National Italian American Bar Association News.
    April 8, 2014

  • William SworWilliam Swor, '72, was named by Gov. Rick Snyder as one of 15 appointments to the newly created Indigent Defense Commission, which aims to improve legal representation for low-income criminal defendants. The board collects data necessary for the review of indigent defense services in Michigan, and creates standards and requirements. Swor, an attorney with William W. Swor, will represent members submitted by the Criminal Defense Attorney Association of Michigan.
    June 24, 2014

  • Michael HluchaniukMichael Hluchaniuk, '72, will retire as a Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, a position he's held since 2007.
    October 5, 2015

  • John R. RunyanJohn R. Runyan, '72, wrote a book review of "A Good Killing," written by Allison Leotta, who grew up in Michigan. His review appears in the May issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. Read it here. Runyan is managing director of Sachs Waldman in Detroit.
    May 6, 2016

  • Graham WardGraham Ward, '72, was named director of the Western Michigan University-Cooley Center for the Study and Resolution of Conflict in Grand Rapids. He earned his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.
    August 9, 2016

  • William SankbeilWilliam Sankbeil, '71, of Kerr Russell and Weber PLC  was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Robert BerlowRobert Berlow, '71, was listed in the 2013 Business Edition of Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in the Real Estate practice area. Attorneys are chosen for the honor based on peer recognition and professional achievements in their practice area. Berlow is with the Farmington Hills office of Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC. He also was recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013, a separate national publication.
    January 13, 2014

  • Jon MuthJon Muth, '71, was recognized by the Grand Rapids Bar Association with the Donald R. Worsfold Distinguished Service Award. Muth has been honored numerous times over the course of his career. He served as the president of the State Bar of Michigan for two terms, and was given the Robert P. Hudson Award for his impact on influencing the direction of the profession. Muth has supported and served many community organizations including the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Grand Rapids Ballet. However, the group his name is most connected with is the Legal Assistance Center. He was instrumental to LAC's early success, and has dedicated more than 10 years to this initiative which now serves more than 17,000 persons annually. He is with law firm Miller Johnson of Grand Rapids.
    April 30, 2014

  • Jon MuthJon Muth, '71, of Miller Johnson was named to the Top 10 and the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • John McSorleyJohn McSorley, '71, a shareholder with Garan Lucow Miller PC, received the Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Association for Justice.
    September 19, 2014

  • Dan DozierDan Dozier, '71, wrote a chapter in the recently published book titled, Alternative Dispute Resolution in State and Local Governments, Analysis & Case Studies. Dozier's chapter is "Evaluating Scope of Services and Provider Qualifications in State ADR Programs." He is of counsel with Press and Dozier, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.
    January 6, 2016

  • The Honorable Marilyn KellyThe Honorable Marilyn Kelly, '71, presented "Has America Fulfilled Its Promise of Equal Justice for All?" as part of the Escalating Inequality Task Force's 2016 Winter Speaker Series.
    February 24, 2016

  • The Honorable Marilyn KellyThe Honorable Marilyn Kelly, '71, presented "Has America Fulfilled Its Promise of Equal Justice for All?" at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey. Kelly earned her master's degree from Middlebury College and her bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University.
    April 3, 2016

  • William B. MurphyWilliam B. Murphy, '70, was reappointed as chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. He was appointed to the court in 1988 and has served as chief judge since November 2009. Under Murphy's guidance, the Court of Appeals was recently named a leader in automation of court business practices by the National Center for State Courts. Murphy has served and continues to serve on numerous civic and bar-related organizations; he is a former chair of the Judicial Tenure Commission. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal and is a member of the Judicial Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee for the Michigan Justice Project.
    November 7, 2013

  • Pat M. DonofrioPat M. Donofrio, '70, was appointed to serve on the state's Court of Claims. He was a Macomb County Circuit judge, and served as presiding judge of the court's civil/criminal division, before his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2002 by Gov. John Engler. He was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2004 and 2010. 
    November 21, 2013

  • William MurphyWilliam Murphy, '70, was recently elected to serve as the treasurer of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal throughout the United States. This leadership position is the first on Murphy's path to being elected as the council's president within the next few years. The Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal was formed in 1980 when judicial leaders of state appellate courts around the nation recognized the need to have "a body for consultation" and education "concerning the improvement of the administration of justice, rules and methods of procedure, and the organization and operation of state intermediate appellate courts." In addition to his recent election, Murphy was also asked to continue serving on the Council's Executive Board Committee. He was reappointed as chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals in November. He was appointed to the court in 1988 and has served as chief judge since November 2009.
    December 19, 2013

  • Thomas LewandThomas Lewand, '70, was named to the cabinet of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to serve as group exeuctive, jobs and economic growth. Lewand is a business, health care and municipal law and finance lawyer at Bodman in Detroit. He has worked in a number of high-profile capacities, including facilitating the building of Ford Field, serving as Gov. Jennifer Granholm's facilitator in a deal for $50 million in state help for the Detroit Medical Center and as a special master appointed by U.S. District Judge John Feikens during the Detroit Water and Sewer Department's federal oversight.
    December 20, 2013

  • Clark JohnsonClark Johnson, '70, was elected by the students of the Michigan State University College of Law as the Distinguished Doctrinal Faculty Member of the Year for 2014. He served as assistant attorney general of Michigan and was a partner in the law firm of Schmidt Nahas Coburn and Johnson. He joined the law college faculty in 1973. He teaches Contracts, Equity, Insurance Law, Medical-Legal Problems, Mortgages, Property and Secured Transactions.
    May 6, 2014

  • Martin ReisigMartin Reisig, '70, was named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Detroit Mediation "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
    August 19, 2014

  • William MurphyWilliam Murphy, '70, chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, was honored with the Judicial Excellence Award by the Michigan Association for Justice at its annual banquet.
    June 15, 2015

  • William MurphyWilliam Murphy, '70, is the recipient of the National Center for State Courts' 2015 Distinguished Service Award. It is one of the highest awards the organization presents. 
    October 5, 2015

  • John Loeks John Loeks , '70, was elected chair of the National Assocation of Theater Owners. He is CEO of Celebration Cinemas which owns and operates movie theaters throughout Michigan. 
    October 19, 2015

  • Richard BursteinRichard Burstein, '69, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Real Estate Law. He is with Honigman.
    September 5, 2014

  • William DornbosWilliam Dornbos, '69, of Varnum LLP was selected for Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the practice areas of banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/ insolvency and reorganization law, Native American law and real estate law.
    February 20, 2015

  • Donald LanskyDonald Lansky, '69, (LL.M., '72) of Couzens Lansky was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    September 11, 2015

  • Richard J. BursteinRichard J. Burstein, '69, a real estate partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was named to the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News.
    February 18, 2016

  • Richard J. BursteinRichard J. Burstein, '69, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, was ranked a senior statesman in real estate by Chambers USA, the directory of leading U.S. business law firms and lawyers. Burstein earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
    July 6, 2016

  • Donald WagnerDonald Wagner, '68, was listed in the 2013 Business Edition of Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in the Banking practice area. Attorneys are chosen for the honor based on peer recognition and professional achievements in their practice area. Wagner is with the Farmington Hills office of Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC. He also was recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013, a separate national publication.
    January 13, 2014

  • John SeleskoJohn Selesko, '68, joined Butzel Long in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, in the design and implementation of profit sharing, 401(k) pension plans, other employee benefit arrangements and tax planning.
    February 24, 2014

  • Stanley ProkopStanley Prokop, '68, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Insurance Law. He is with Plunkett Cooney.
    September 8, 2014

  • Thomas KienbaumThomas Kienbaum, '68, of Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton PLC was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Charles Filice, '68, who at 70 is the longest-serving district judge in the state among those currently on the bench, will officially step down Jan. 1 when his term ends. He is judge of Lansing's 54A District Court. 
    December 8, 2014

  • Stanley ProkopStanley Prokop, '68, was nominated by his peers to the inaugural list of "Leading Lawyers" in Michigan for Leading Lawyers magazine. He is with Plunkett Cooney.
    December 16, 2014

  • Edward HaroutunianEdward Haroutunian, '68, was inducted into the Heritage Foundation's Hall of Fame Gallery. The purpose of the Heritage Hall of Fame celebration is to recognize exceptional leaders from various ethnic backgrounds that have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life. Haroutunian has been a member of the Heritage Foundation for 25 years.
    December 22, 2014

  • Daniel MatsonDaniel Matson, '68, retired after 45 years as city attorney for DeWitt. In private practice, Matson also has served as president of the Clinton County Bar Association, president of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, and president of the Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund. He also has served as chairman on the public corporations law section and the arts, communications, entertainment and sports law section for the State Bar of Michigan.
    August 27, 2015

  • Joel SerlinJoel Serlin, '68, received the Oakland County Bar Association's Professionalism Award. He is the first and only Oakland County Circuit Court Ombudsman and a senior partner with Seyburn Kahn in Southfield. 
    September 2, 2015

  • Stanley ProkopStanley Prokop, '68, a partner with Plunkett Cooney, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. He was recognized in the practice area of Insurance Law.
    September 11, 2015

  • Donald WagnerDonald Wagner, '68, of Couzens Lansky was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    September 11, 2015

  • Stanley ProkopStanley Prokop, '68, of counsel with Plunkett Cooney, was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    November 11, 2015

  • Stanley ProkopStanley Prokop, '68, of counsel with Plunkett Cooney, was named by DBusiness magazine to its 2016 list of Top Lawyers. 
    December 2, 2015

  • Arnold Weintraub, '68, was appointed as a director of AfterMaster Audio. He is the company's patent and intellectual property attorney and a member of The Weintraub Group, P.L.C.
    December 9, 2015

  • Jack CouzensJack Couzens, '67, was listed in the 2013 Business Edition of Michigan Super Lawyers for his expertise in the Estate Planning and Probate practice area. Attorneys are chosen for the honor based on peer recognition and professional achievements in their practice area. Couzens is with the Farmington Hills office of Couzens Lansky Fealk Ellis Roeder & Lazar PC.
    January 13, 2014

  • Wayne BuddWayne Budd, '67, was named as an independent member of the Board of Directors for PBF Energy Inc. Budd has over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, and since 2004 is a senior counsel of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, he served as a senior executive vice president and general counsel and a director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 1997, which he was appointed to by President Bill Clinton. From 1989 to 1992, he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Budd previously served as a director of Tosco Corp. and Premcor Inc. and currently serves as a director at McKesson Corp. He is the past chairman of the National Board of the American Automobile Association and currently serves as a director of the American Automobile Association of Southern New England.  
    February 12, 2014

  • Robert ZackRobert Zack, '67, joined Butzel Long in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He concentrates his practice in business matters with an emphasis on commercial litigation, family law and probate litigation.
    February 24, 2014

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar. He is president of the State Bar of Michigan and practices with Collins Einhorn Farrell.
    June 9, 2014

  • Fred MesterFred Mester, '67, addressed the Inter-American Committee, the judicial arm of the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2014, on the issue of mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles in light of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama. Mester, with several other Michigan judges and attorneys, was involved with a petition drive advocating for the court's decision to be retroactive for minors sentenced to life without parole in Michigan. Mester, a retired Oakland County Circuit judge, works with various city administrations on community issues today.
    June 12, 2014

  • Mark HauserMark Hauser, '67, of Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Real Estate Law.
    August 19, 2014

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. He was recognized in the practice areas of Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants. He is with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC.
    August 19, 2014

  • Jack Wheatley, '67, was reappointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission, which reviews appeals decisions in cases involving unemployment insurance benefits and workers' compensation.  Wheatley served as a labor law attorney with Lacey & Jones LLP, and also worked as a special assistant to the attorney general representing the state in workers' compensation second injury fund cases and served as director of the Michigan Unemployment Agency and director of the Bureau of Workers' Disability Compensation.
    August 19, 2014

  • Gerald ThurswellGerald Thurswell, '67, of Thurswell Law was named to the Top 100 list by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.
    September 19, 2014

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Einhorn was named Metro Detroit Lawyer of the Year for his work in Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. He is with Southfield-based Collins Einhorn Farrell.
    August 18, 2015

  • Jack Couzens IIJack Couzens II, '67, of Couzens Lansky was named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list.
    September 11, 2015

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, the Southfield law firm he joined in 1971. Einhorn earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University.
    April 25, 2016

  • Brian EinhornBrian Einhorn, '67, of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in Southfield, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in metro Detroit. Einhorn earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1963.
    August 15, 2016

  • Gerald ThurswellGerald Thurswell, '67, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. He was recognized in the practice areas of medical malpractice law - plaintiffs and personal injury litigation - plaintiffs. Thurswell founded The Thurswell Law Firm in Southfield. He earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Wayne State University.
    August 24, 2016