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The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Recognizes Aaron Burrell Aaron Burrell (Woodward Class, 2010) received the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association’s Barristers President’s Award. The award recognizes a young attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service. Burrell is an associate at Dickinson Wright in Detroit where he focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, labor, labor and employment law, appellate law, and minority business enterprises. He was recently elected to the Oakland County Bar Association’s board of directors and is the immediate past president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association.

WMU-Cooley Associate Dean of External Affairs and General Counsel James D. Robb (left) with WMU-Cooley graduate Aaron Burrell (right) with his award.


WMU-Cooley Professor Lauren Rousseau was honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2016 Women in the Law.

Professor and Graduates Honored as Women in the Law Professor Lauren Rousseau and graduates Jenna Wright Greenman (Jay Class, 2000) and Amy Tripp (Moody Class, 1996) were chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as members of the 2016 Women in the Law class. Each year, the Women in the Law program honors 30 high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan for their contributions and accomplishments. Rousseau is chair of WMU-Cooley’s Civil Procedure, Evidence and Practice Skills Department. She supervises an Access to Bankruptcy Court/WMU-Cooley collaborative program through which law students are paired with experienced attorneys to handle pro bono bankruptcy cases. Rousseau is an avid leader in fighting heroin and opioid addiction in Michigan and serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations.

Wright Greenman, principal at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook in Detroit, is a defense litigator specializing in complex medical malpractice and birth trauma. Tripp, who is a partner at Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices in Jackson, is recognized nationally as an expert in special needs planning with an expertise in helping clients plan for age and incapacity.

WMU-Cooley graduates Amy Tripp (left) and Jenna Wright Greenman (right) with their awards.

Benchmark | Winter 2016