Daily Briefs (Jan 7)

OMC’s Valentine’s Ball featuring ‘Dancing with The Judges’ Feb. 11
Oakland Mediation Center will present an entertaining evening of ballroom dancing featuring federal and Oakland County judges and professional dancers at the Auburn Hills Marriott Centerpoint on Friday, Feb. 11.

Proceeds will benefit OMC’s Youth Programs. OMC’s Youth Programs are proven remedies to bullying, violence, and school drop-out. Michigan is experiencing a drop out crisis of tremendous proportions, approximately 21,000 students per year, and cannot afford the social or economic costs of increased crime rates, lower tax revenue, strained social services, and fewer well-educated workers to attract 21st century jobs.

The Valentine’s Ball featuring “Dancing With The Judges” is a semi-formal evening of dinner and dancing. Federal and Oakland County Circuit and District Court judges will perform a ballroom dance chosen by their professional dance instructors. At the end of the performances celebrity commentators such as Karen Drew, Local 4 anchor, and Judy Susskind, professional dancer/attorney, among others will provide critique of each routine. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kenzi Bisbing at (248) 338-4280, Ext. 216, or kbisbing@mediation-omc.org. For event details and to purchase tickets visit www.mediation-omc.org or contact Jennifer Clendening at 248-338-4280, Ext. 217, or jclendening@mediation-omc.org.

Michael named co-chair of ABA Litigation Section Committee
The American Bar Association has appointed David G. Michael, an associate at Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller P.C., of Southfield as co-chair of the Banking and Lender Liability Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section’s Commercial and Business Litigation Committee for 2010-2011.

As co-chair, Michael will propose program ideas, submit case, news and, development notes and articles for the committee website, collect content for the newsletter and attend the upcoming Litigation Section Annual Conference in Miami in April and/or the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto in August.

In addition to the ABA Litigation Section, Michael is a member of the Business Law Section and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is also a member of Federal Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, a director of the Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association and a volunteer youth hockey coach with Detroit’s Clark Park Coalition.

Michael is a member of Maddin Hauser’s Real Property and Mortgage Dispute Resolution Group.  He also practices in the areas of banking, business and commercial litigation.

A resident of Dearborn, Michael received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in 1999 and received his juris doctor, cum laude, in 2003 from Wayne State University Law School, where he served as an associate editor of the Wayne Law Review.