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Alumni Accomplishments

  • Erica ShellErica Shell, '15, wrote "Petcoke: How an Outdated & Inconsistent Regulatory Framework Defeats Environmental Justice in Detroit." The article was published in the Spring-Summer edition of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.
    July 30, 2015

  • Nicholas JonesNicholas Jones, '15, joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP's Corporate Department. He will be located in the firm's Detroit office.
    September 16, 2015

  • Lauren RennertLauren Rennert, '15, has won the $1,000 third prize in the 2015 Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. Her piece, "Get While the Getting is Good: An Analysis of Civil Remedies as a Solution to the Agunah," is about the resolution of Jewish law and constitutional law in regard to a get (a Jewish divorce). Rennert works in patent litigation at Brooks Kushman.
    September 29, 2015

  • Daniel ChojnowskiDaniel Chojnowski, '15, has joined Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC. He will focus on intellectual property law and will practice out of the firm's Royal Oak office. 
    November 23, 2015

  • Erica ShellErica Shell, '15, has joined Bodman PLC's Detroit office as an associate with their litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group.
    November 30, 2015

  • Mercy Kotei, LL.MMercy Kotei, LL.M, '15, was promoted from a magistrate to a circuit court judge in Ghana.
    February 3, 2016

  • Kiefer CoxKiefer Cox, '15, joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He works in the firm's Southfield office.
    February 10, 2016

  • Michael YuMichael Yu, '15, has joined Antone Casagrande & Adwers PC in Farmington Hills as an associate immigration attorney. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2007.
    April 29, 2016

  • Corey NeilCorey Neil, '15, was named an associate at Brooks Kushman PC in Southfield. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.  
    July 14, 2016

  • Brian GurtaBrian Gurta, '15, joined Potestivo & Associates PC as an associate attorney in the Landlord and Litigation departments. He earned his bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University in 2011.
    July 20, 2016

  • Elizabeth GothamElizabeth Gotham, '14, joined Honigman's Labor and Employment Department in the firm's Detroit office.
    September 3, 2014

  • Maryam KarnibMaryam Karnib, '14, joined Honigman's Real Estate Department in the firm's Detroit office.
    September 3, 2014

  • Kaitlyn MorinKaitlyn Morin, '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

  • Patrick TullyPatrick Tully, '14, was hired as an attorney at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

  • Courtney WilliamsCourtney Williams, '14, joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
    November 12, 2014

  • Erick HosnerErick Hosner, '14, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in Royal Oak. He concentrates his practice in tax, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
    December 5, 2014

  • Tanzania JaysuraTanzania Jaysura, '14, had a unique swearing-in to the practice of law. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack administered the oath to Jaysura via video conference, so Jaysura wouldn't have to leave her military post in California. D'lorah Hughes, Wayne Law's associate director of clinical education, served as Jaysura's sponsor. Jaysura is a judge advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton.
    December 8, 2014

  • Suzanne SutherlandSuzanne Sutherland, '14, joined Hilger Hammond PC as an associate attorney.
    December 8, 2014

  • Emily MayerEmily Mayer, '14, joined Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's litigation practice group. 
    December 8, 2014

  • Michael KhalilMichael Khalil, '14, joined Sullivan Ward Asher & Patton PC as an associate attorney. He maintains a general transactional practice.
    March 17, 2015

  • Meagan DrewyorMeagan Drewyor, '14, joined Christensen Law.
    April 28, 2015

  • Benjamin McCoyBenjamin McCoy, '14, is co-author of Petroleum Coke in the Urban Environment: A Review of Potential Health Effects. The article was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
    May 29, 2015

  • Jason TejaniJason Tejani, '14, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in the firm's Royal Oak office. Tejani concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in the chemical arts.  
    May 29, 2015

  • Kathleen Howard, '14, co-wrote an article, "Tribal Court Peacemaking: A Model for the Michigan State Court System?" published in the June Michigan Bar Journal.
    June 17, 2015

  • Nicholas TloczynskiNicholas Tloczynski, '14, has taken a position as a research assistant for the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing.
    October 26, 2015

  • Rachael KohlRachael Kohl, '14, has joined Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers as an associate attorney. During law school, she was chancellor of Wayne Law's Moot Court Team and associate editor of The Wayne Law Review.
    November 10, 2015

  • Melissa BrownMelissa Brown, '14, has joined Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers as an associate attorney. At Wayne Law, she was active in Moot Court, Student Trial Advocacy Program and the Keith Students for Civil Rights.
    November 10, 2015

  • Adam TaylorAdam Taylor, '14, joined the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as an attorney in the litigation division.
    February 11, 2016

  • Vanessa L. BaileyVanessa L. Bailey, '14, joined Southfield law firm Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC as an associate. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010.
    March 31, 2016

  • Michael ButterfieldMichael Butterfield, '14, was named an associate at Brinker & Doyen in Clayton, Missouri. He earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.
    July 6, 2016

  • Tishia BrowningTishia Browning, '14, has been appointed director of employer development in Wayne State University Law School's Career Services office. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
    July 6, 2016

  • Meagan JabboriMeagan Jabbori, '14, of JD Advising mentored students and provided essay feedback as part of a Michigan bar exam course that boasted a 100% passage rate for the February 2016 Michigan bar exam. As part of The Heidemann Law Firm, she also helped to write nearly half of the passing appeals in Michigan for the February 2016 bar exam. For the July 2015 Michigan bar exam administration, the firm wrote more passing bar exam appeals than any law firm in the state. Jabbori earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
    August 3, 2016

  • Meera PatelMeera Patel, '14, was named associate director of admissions at Wayne Law. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.
    August 3, 2016

  • Leah HougaboomLeah Hougaboom, '14, joined Goodman Acker PC in Southfield as an associate attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.
    August 9, 2016

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was chosen by the Michigan Chronicle as one of its 40 Under 40 for 2013. The selection honors 40 local people under the age of 40 who are creating a movement within their professional fields, personal lives and community connections.
    October 8, 2013

  • Andreas SeidelAndreas Seidel, '13, an international attorney affiliated with Butzel Long for the past four years, is now an associate based in the firm's Detroit office. Seidel is responsible for consulting with U.S. companies entering the German/European market and German/European companies entering the North American market. He also assists clients in the retention of German citizenship. Seidel is a licensed attorney in Germany, which allows him to represent clients within the European Union. He is a native of Germany and fluent in English.
    October 11, 2013

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was honored by inclusion in the seventh edition of Who's Who in Black Detroit.
    October 16, 2013

  • Amy FredricksonAmy Fredrickson, '13, was hired by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Previously, she served as an intern for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly and as a consultant for Consulting Services Support Corp. in Troy.
    November 20, 2013

  • Patrick GuntonPatrick Gunton, '13, was hired by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Previously, he served as a legal intern with auto supplier Robert Bosch.
    November 20, 2013

  • Justin SpurlockJustin Spurlock, '13, has joined Brooks Kushman PC as a new associate. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation.
    December 12, 2013

  • Sam FaresSam Fares, '13, has joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC. He focuses his practice in intellectual property law.
    December 12, 2013

  • Kaitlyn CramerKaitlyn Cramer, '13, recently became an associate attorney of Braun Kendrick in Midland after passing the Michigan Bar exam. Cramer currently serves as treasurer for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Great Lakes Bay Region, and is a member of the Junior League of Saginaw Valley.
    December 21, 2013

  • J. Parker IhrieJ. Parker Ihrie, '13, joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Real Estate and Finance practice groups.
    January 9, 2014

  • Adam Wallace, '13, joined Dickinson Wright as an associate. He is experienced in drafting and evaluating contracts, corporate legal research and entity formation.
    January 16, 2014

  • Michael SkoczylasMichael Skoczylas, '13, has joined Kerr Russell as an associate practicing in the areas of taxation, business law, mergers and acquisitions, tax controversies and estate planning. Skoczylas is also a certified public accountant.
    January 16, 2014

  • Michelle Rubin, '13, joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Estate Planning practice group.
    January 16, 2014

  • Jordan SummersJordan Summers, '13, was appointed personal trust officer for Chemical Bank Wealth Management. He is responsible for the administration of personal trusts and investment accounts while focusing on developing solutions for new and existing Wealth Management clients. He brings more than three years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. Summers served as a law clerk and associate for two years with Gandelot and Associates before joining the Chemical Bank team.
    February 1, 2014

  • Paul MardirosianPaul Mardirosian, '13, joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in its Detroit office. He is an attorney in the firm's Real Estate Department.
    March 17, 2014

  • Katharine McCarthyKatharine McCarthy, '13, joined Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC as an associate in the firm's Municipal Litigation Group.
    July 1, 2014

  • Kaitlyn CramerKaitlyn Cramer, '13, has joined Zausmer Kaufman August & Caldwell PC as an associate.
    August 29, 2014

  • Lisa LucidoLisa Lucido, '13, has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.
    February 3, 2015

  • Robert ThomasRobert Thomas, '13, is one of 17 finalists to fill a vacancy on the Detroit City Council. He is vice chair of the city's Board of Zoning Appeals.
    February 4, 2015

  • Lisa LucidoLisa Lucido, '13, joined the Detroit office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman. Lucido practices in the area of health law with a focus on supply chain structure and operations, compliance counsel and corporate transactions.
    February 26, 2015

  • Dylan HollandDylan Holland, '13, joined the Professional Liability Practice Group of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. Holland focuses his practice on defending professionals from liability claims, including lawyers, accountants, engineers, surveyors and architects.    
    March 6, 2015

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, was promoted to operations vice president for Chicago Public Schools with facilities management service SodexoMAGIC.
    April 3, 2015

  • Ryan CarnagoRyan Carnago, '13, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as an associate attorney.
    August 5, 2015

  • Alexander ShowalterAlexander Showalter, '13, joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as a technical advisor.
    August 5, 2015

  • Justin SpurlockJustin Spurlock, '13, was hired as an associate by Cantor Colburn LLP. Spurlock, an aerospace engineer, is a registered patent attorney with experience in preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in the mechanical, electronics and electro-mechanical arts. He also has experience in litigation matters, intellectual property licensing, and patentability and infringement opinions.
    August 18, 2015

  • Lindsay SchmidtLindsay Schmidt, '13, joined Garan Lucow Miller PC as an associate attorney.
    August 25, 2015

  • Michael SkoczylasMichael Skoczylas, '13, has joined Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Tax Practice Group. 
    September 2, 2015

  • Dan RingoDan Ringo, '13, has been named chief operating officer of Continuum Services, a building maintenance and facility services company based in Southfield. 
    September 2, 2015

  • Sam A. FaresSam A. Fares, '13, was named a shareholder in business law firm Howard and Howard, based in Royal Oak. He concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a specialized focus on patent preparation, prosecution, and clearance matters in the electrical and computer arts.
    December 22, 2015

  • Robert ThomasRobert Thomas, '13, has been chosen as one of the Michigan Chronicle's 2016 Men of Excellence. He is a patent law clerk and prior art searcher for Darrow Mustafa and vice chair of Detroit's Board of Zoning Appeals. Thomas earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
    April 29, 2016

  • Adrian Musca, LL.M., '13, joined Kelly Services in Troy as a contract attorney for Kelly Law Registry. He earned his law degree from Universitatea BabeČ™-Bolyai in Romania and his undergraduate degree from College Emil Negrutiu Turda in Romania.
    August 18, 2016

  • Kanika Suri FerencyKanika Suri Ferency, '13, joined the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor as a staff attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.
    September 13, 2016

  • Joshua BorsonJoshua Borson, '12, joined Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's Corporate practice group.
    January 9, 2014

  • David Schelberg, '12, has joined Starr Butler Alexopoulos & Stoner PLLC in Southfield as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice on defense of employment claims, professional liability, commercial litigation and general litigation.
    March 25, 2014

  • Stephanie KarisnyStephanie Karisny, '12,  joined the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center as a staff attorney. Prior to joining the center, she was in private practice at a law firm in Troy.
    March 27, 2014

  • Chelsea Zuzindlak, '12, joined Honigman as a staff attorney in its Business Immigration Practice Group.
    September 5, 2014

  • Caroline GerschCaroline Gersch, '12, joined Traverse City firm Brandt Pezzetti Vermetten & Popovits.
    January 5, 2015

  • Carolyn NobleCarolyn Noble, '12, joined the Mt. Clemens office of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook. Noble practices in the area of medical malpractice defense, with a focus on birth trauma.
    March 6, 2015

  • Chelsea ZuzindlakChelsea Zuzindlak, '12, wrote a chapter, "Tell 'Em You're From Detroit," in the book Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. She is a staff attorney with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.  
    May 26, 2015

  • Michael KlinefeltMichael Klinefelt, '12, was appointed to serve out a term on the Eastpointe City Council. He previously served on the city's Civil Service Commission, which approves new hires, promotions and disciplinary action for city employees.
    June 9, 2015

  • Kelly BlumlineKelly Blumline, '12, joined the Troy office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, the largest health care-focused law firm in the nation. She focuses her practice on real estate and business transactions.  
    September 11, 2015

  • Mallory TomaroMallory Tomaro, '12, has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as an associate in its Real Estate Department. She will be located in the firm's Detroit office.
    October 15, 2015

  • Mitchell McIntyreMitchell McIntyre, '12, was selected to participate in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inn of Court program. He is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney. McIntyre earned his bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in 2008.
    March 30, 2016

  • Tim MurphyTim Murphy, '12, and his wife, Amber, were featured on the HGTV series "House Hunters." The couple was looking for their first home together and toured houses in Beverly Hills, Birmingham and Royal Oak. They chose the house in Birmingham. Murphy, a patent attorney with Carlson Gaskey & Olds PC in Birmingham, earned his undergraduate degree in 2008 from the University of Michigan.
    May 6, 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

  • 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

  • David W. SchelbergDavid W. Schelberg, '12, has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC in Detroit as an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2005.
    August 22, 2016