Cooley professor, graduates ­honored as 'Women in the Law'


WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and Auxiliary Dean Martha Denning Moore has been named to the "Women in the Law" Class of 2018 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Moore joins WMU-Cooley graduates Kay E. Kossen of Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos PC in Battle Creek; Gerlinde Nattler of Brinks Gilson & Lione in Ann Arbor; and Mary Pat Rosen of Charfoos & Christensen PC in Royal Oak, who are among 30 attorneys chosen for the annual honor out of numerous nominations.

Each year, the Women in the Law program honors high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments. The ninth annual Women in the Law awards took place on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

Before joining WMU-Cooley, Moore was a partner and shareholder at the law firm of Moore & Pozehl, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. There, she concentrated her practice in the areas of legal ethics, including attorney disciplinary and legal malpractice defense, and criminal defense in juvenile and district courts. She held the same position with the firm under the name of Moore Vestrand & Pozehl. In addition, Moore also served as an associate attorney for the firm of Lewis White & Clay, P.C., working as an in-house warranty counsel for Chrysler Corp.; as an assistant district attorney in Durham County, N.C., and as an associate attorney with Michaux & Michaux, in Durham, N.C.

Kossen is a shareholder and managing director of Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Boros PC in Battle Creek. She focuses her practice in real estate law, as well as elder law, estate planning probate and trust administration.

A shareholder with Ann Arbor-based Brinks, Gilson & Lione, Nattler's primary area of practice includes intellectual property law and focuses on patent prosecution and IP portfolio management. Her area of emphasis includes mechanics, electronics, hydraulics and computerized processes.

Rosen, who specializes in litigation involving personal injury, and automobile and medical negligence, has practiced law for 30 years at Charfoos and Christensen PC in Royal Oak.

Published: Thu, Sep 27, 2018


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