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Moody Jr. Class
Dawes, Terry, an associate attorney with McKeen & Associates, a medical malpractice and personal injury law firm based in Detroit, Michigan, was named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Marhefka, Richard A., was promoted to partner at the Rothman Gordon Law Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He joined the firm in 2014. In addition to his personal injury practice, he is a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practices.
Thomas, Carol, an attorney in Saginaw, Michigan, was crowned Ms. Senior USA 2016. She won Ms. Senior Michigan in 2014 and Mrs. Michigan in 1988.
Christensen, Kristy, A., was named a partner in the firm of McCarty Law in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has been an attorney with the firm since 2006 and focuses her practice on civil litigation and mediation, intellectual property law, and construction law. She also leads the firm’s mediation practice.
Bush, Jordan, joined Alles Law in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as an attorney, with a primary focus on real estate. He previously served as district director for U.S. Rep. Justin Amash. Mr. Bush formerly was the managing member of a legal practice focusing on real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, construction, and commercial development.
Tripp, Amy R., was appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the Commission on Services to the Aging.
Moore Class Chernich, Scott A., an attorney with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017, in Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. 1994 Williams Class Callaghan, Steve, was elected as Circuit Judge for Nicholas County, West Virginia. He will take office Jan. 1, 2017. Craft, James Wiley II, was appointed as judge for the 47th Circuit Court in Kentucky. Doerr, James, a criminal defense attorney at Lavelle Law in Palatine, Illinois, has launched a podcast series, Liberty and the Law. E-mail: email@example.com. 1995
Steere Class LaMountain, R. Scott, head of major crimes (homicide) with the Middlesex County (New Jersey) Prosecutor’s Office, obtained a conviction on a cold case that made national news, the State v. Michelle Lodzinski.
Black Class Galloway, Warren S., Jr., authored a book, “10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business.” He is the owner of Warren Galloway & Associates LLC, which provides small business consulting services to government entities, nonprofits, private companies, the disabled, and individuals who are committed to rebuilding their communities, promoting self-employment, and developing independent living skills. He also co-founded HR Talent Group, a nationwide permanent and contract staffing firm, is an adjunct professor of business at Baker College in Clinton Township, Michigan, and is Project Manager with TechTown Detroit SWOT City program. Phone: (248) 890-4079; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 1997
Adams Class Frommer, Peter J., joined Goldberg Segalla in West Palm Beach, Florida, as a member of the firm’s Toxic Torts, Product Liability, and Business and Commercial Practice Groups. His practice focuses on representing defendants in asbestos and toxic tort litigation. He was previously with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
Flannigan Class Nichols, Michael J., of The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC, was selected as a 2016 Fellow by the Ingham County Bar Foundation. 2001
Grech-Clapper, Caroline A., of the Hanover Law Group in Southfield, Michigan, was appointed to the Livonia Human Relations Commission. She is also the president of the Women Officials Network Foundation, which encourages women to become involved in public policy through elected and appointed office.
Huff, Carrie E., joined the Gallagher Law Firm, PLC, in East Lansing, Michigan. She specializes in the areas of domestic relations/ family law, as well as personal protection litigation and general civil litigation. She has been named a Michigan Super Lawyers’ Rising Star every year since 2011 and was named one of the Top 5 Under 35 by the Ingham County Bar Association in 2013.
T. Johnson Class
Hitchcock, Anita, was named as the city attorney for Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Sweeney, Jonathan, was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Nicholas County, West Virginia. He takes office Jan. 1, 2017.
Blair Jr. Class
Vamvakas, Jamie (Leavitt), has joined AIG in the Healthcare Claims Department as a Senior Complex Claims Analyst, in Chicago, Illinois. She previously worked for over 14 years as a medical malpractice attorney with a Chicago-based law firm, defending the interests of hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, long-term care facilities and other medical professionals. 2002
Chase Class Alane, Natalie, with Alane & Chartier, PLC, was selected as a 2016 Fellow by the Ingham County Bar Foundation.
Reid Class Braem, Michael, co-authored an article, Curiouser and Curiouser Excuses for Legal Jargon,” in the October 2016 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. Robinson, Kevin J., appears on cover of the July-September 2016 issue of The West Virginia Lawyer magazine for a story talking about the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He is an attorney with Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe PLLC in Beckley, West Virginia.
Hall, Lisa, an attorney with Plunkett Cooney in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was named a 2016 Rising Star in Creditor Debtor Rights, by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. To be considered a Rising Star, candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or licensed to practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys receive the “Rising Star” designation. 2006
Fitzgerald Class Blanco, Jose, of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, was recognized as the 2016 Public Servant of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers - Oklahoma Chapter. His practice at Legal Aid focuses on protecting the rights of persons with disabilities. Lipin, Ilya A., was promoted to manager in the State and Local Tax (SALT) practice of PwC LLP in the firm’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. He was also appointed in 2016 as a secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association SALT Committee and as a co-editor of the ABA SALT Committee newsletter. He recently co-authored an article in State Tax Notes on state income tax rules for the market-based sourcing of services. He advises clients in the areas of multistate income taxes, sales and use taxes, tax controversy, and state tax aspects that arise from M&A transactions. Phone: (215) 3279514; e-mail: email@example.com.
Moss, Shenique A., a member of the Wayne County (Michigan) Commission, was selected as a 2016 Fellow by the Ingham County Bar Foundation. 2007
Boston Class Evans, Nicole, was promoted to be the new 54-B District Court administrator in East Lansing, Michigan. She had served as the deputy court administrator since September 2011. 2008
Sharpe Class Sanders, Richard Jr., graduated from the Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, a program for young lawyers interested in developing their leadership skills. Participants are selected through a competitive application process 2008
CJ Adams Class Crandell, Patrick D., an attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell, in Southfield, Michigan, was named to the 2016 Michigan Rising Stars list. Womack, Michael, was named city manager for Cedar Springs, Michigan. He was previously an attorney with Womack & Womack in Shelby Township, Michigan. 2009
Coleman Class Delus, Judith, graduated from the Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, a program for young lawyers interested in developing their leadership skills. Participants are selected through a competitive application process.
Dominguez, Miguel, graduated from the Georgia Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, a program for young lawyers interested in developing their leadership skills. Participants are selected through a competitive application process.
Topeka, Kansas. Her practice area includes divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, and juvenile law. She previously was a legislative research analyst for the Kansas Legislative Research Department.
Tiscornia, Jude-Anthony, 32, was confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate as an Administrative Law Judge. The youngest administrative law judge, Tiscornia was interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the post and confirmed by the full senate. He was sworn in on Sept. 29, 2016 and his chambers are at the Office of Administrative Law in Newark, New Jersey.
Wroblewski, Nick, joined Westpoint Financial Group, in Peru, Illinois, as a financial adviser. He works with clients in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, and his practice focuses on helping lawyers, doctors and farmers with risk management, wealth accumulation, and succession planning. Phone: (815) 326-0669; e-mail: nwroblewski@ financialguide.com.
Riley Class Welch, Rob, has joined the nation’s largest health carefocused law firm, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, in Detroit, Michigan. He practices health care law with a focus on general corporate matters and contracting. 2009
Souris Class Ferencevych, Elizabeth H. (Foster), was recognized as the Mercer County (New Jersey) Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year for 2016. She serves as Ethics Counsel for the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Washington, Natalie M. Teemer, joined the Family Law Division of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, in
Woodward Class Burrell, Aaron, was elected to the board of directors of the Oakland County (Michigan) Bar Association. Kay, Andrew, an attorney with McKeen & Associates, a medical malpractice and personal injury law firm based in Detroit, Michigan, was named a 2015 Michigan Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. 2010
James Witherell Class Murphy, Chris, was honored by the ACLU of Southern California on June 10, 2016, for pro bono work with the organization. Sandoz, Jeffrey, a junior partner at Sandoz Law Offices, LLC, in Opelousas, Louisiana, is teaching Business Law this fall at South Louisiana Community College. He is a fifth-generation Sandoz attorney and practices bankruptcy and debt collection law with his father in south Louisiana.
Published on Dec 16, 2016
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