Daily Briefs

Lansing attorney named Michigan Cyclist of the Year by PEAC

Lansing personal injury attorney Bryan J. Waldman has been named “Michigan Cyclist of the Year” by Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC).

The award is presented to the individual who has made the most significant contribution to cycling in the State of Michigan throughout the year. PEAC is a non-profit organization that empowers those with disabilities through cycling, active transportation and self-advocacy education.

Waldman received the award for his efforts representing injured bicyclists across Michigan and fighting for cyclists’ rights, as well as his legislative efforts to make the roads safer for cyclists.

Waldman is a partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing, where he oversees the firm’s Bicycle Law Group. He is a member of Bike Law, a national network of attorneys dedicated to representing bicyclists and educating the non-cycling community about cyclists’ rights. A competitive cyclist himself, Waldman is a board member of the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) and, in 2013, received the LMB’s “Bicycle Advocacy Award.”

Waldman is a past president and a member of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ). He is also a member of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), the Ingham County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Constitutional Society and the American Civil Liberties Union.

A 1992 graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Waldman is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches a course on auto no-fault law. He is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Illinois.


Eighth annual Kaye Tertzag Tribute Dinner

Family and friends of the Hon. Kaye Tertzag will host the Eighth Annual Tertzag Tribute Dinner from 5-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The dinner will be held at the Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park St. in Dearborn. Twenty-Third District Court Judge Geno Salomone is the 2017 recipient of the Purple Sport Coat Award. Salomone, a lifelong resident of Taylor, was elected to the bench in 2000. Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano will be this year’s keynote speaker.
Attendees are encouraged to wear purple to the event; those wearing purple will be entered into a drawing for a door prize. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and an open bar. Table reservations are also available; one table seats eight people and is $320. Checks should be made payable to: Tertzag Tribute Dinner, LLC and sent to 412 Berwyn, Birmingham, MI 48009. Spouses and significant others are welcome. This event will sell out and space is limited. Direct questions to Kara Tertzag Lividini at (313) 645-9511 or ktertzag@gmail.com.