Daily Briefs

Judge Michael Warren swears in law clerk

Amanda Miller, a law clerk for Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren since June 2014, was sworn in as a member of the State Bar of Michigan on November 9 during a ceremony performed by Judge Warren. A graduate of Oakland University, Miller earned her juris doctor from WMU-Cooley Law School and passed the bar exam in July.


Dykema attorney to serve as general counsel to transition team

Steven C. Liedel, managing member of Dykema’s Lansing office and member of its Government Policy & Practice group, will serve as general counsel to Michigan Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s transition team.

Liedel’s practice focuses on government organization and restructuring, economic development, state constitutional law, and tax policy. He previously served as former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s chief legal counsel, during which time he was chair of the State Administrative Board, Chief Privacy Officer for the State of Michigan, Executive Committee member of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Transition Liaison to the incoming Snyder Administration. Before that, as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor, Liedel served as attorney and policy advisor on matters relating to executive orders, legislation, veto messages, appointments to public office, economic development, local government, tax policy, and procurement reform and fiscal controls.

“Steve’s leadership capabilities, experience and past success in this space make him a terrific choice to serve as legal counsel to the Governor-elect’s transition team,” said Peter Kellett, Chairman and CEO of Dykema. “We at Dykema know that his extensive relationships and comprehensive understanding of government will be a tremendous asset in this role.”

Liedel earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.