Charter Ceremony


The Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers conducted a charter hanging ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, at Jacoby’s in Detroit. State Bar of Michigan President Jennifer Grieco (seated, third from right) was on hand to give remarks. Also enjoying the ceremony were (seated, l-r) Frances Murphy, Saint Clair County Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly, ISIAL President Jennifer Cupples, Charlie Rutherford, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Muriel Hughes, and Teresa Fredericks; (standing) Christian Vervaeke, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner, Fred Lauck, ISIAL Secretary John Cahalan, Gary Bresnahan, Oakland County 52-4 District Court Judge Maureen McGinnis, Dennis Cleary, Sean Taylor, Terry Gilsenan, retired Judge Gail McKnight, John Brennan, retired Judge Peter Deegan, Tom Myers, Dennis Clark, Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Kenny, Megan Riordan, ISIAL Treasurer Matthew Forrest, Paul Huth, Miles Gerou, and Wayne County 35th District Court Judge Mike Gerou. The ISIAL was born March 1, 1978, on the second floor of Jacoby’s. For additional information on the society, visit

Photo by John Meiu