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Warner recognized as Leading Law Firm in Michigan

For the 19th consecutive year, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Michigan by Chambers USA 2021.

Warner has again been ranked as one of Michigan’s leading law firms in the areas of corporate, general commercial litigation, employee benefits and executive compensation, and real estate.
Seven attorneys have been awarded for their work in the areas above. They are:

Douglas A. Dozeman, general commercial litigation; Anthony J. Kolenic Jr., employee benefits and executive compensation ; Mary Jo Larson, employee benefits and executive compensation; Heidi A. Lyon, employee benefits and executive compensation; Justin W. Stemple, employee benefits and executive compensation ; Stephen C. Waterbury, corporate/M&A; and Lisa B. Zimmer, employee benefits and executive compensation.

Chambers USA is published annually by London-based Chambers and Partners, highlighting top firms and attorneys in each state.


SADO session set for June 2

The State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) will present "Cultural Mindfulness Storytelling: Capturing the Lived Experiences of our Clients" with Lori James-Townes 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 2, via Zoom.

• How do cultural backgrounds affect what clients are willing to tell their defense teams, how they communicate, or what kind of defenses can be raised in court?

• How are certain practices or actions that are criminal offenses  handled or perceived in immigrants' home countries?

• How do different communities or neighborhoods perceive the criminal justice system and public defense team?

• How do defense teams build a trusting relationship with clients or witnesses?

Participants will learn ways to gather the story in a culturally informed way.

James-Townes is president & CEO of Expand-Now LLC and an assistant training director for National Association of Public Defense.

She recently was director of Social Work, Leadership and Program Development with the Maryland Office of Public Defender.

To register visit www.sado.org/go/culture. Any questions, email mdavid@sado.org.

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