Easterly receives Rising Star award

Foster Swift Litigation attorney, Robert A. Easterly, has been chosen for the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association’s (DDBA) Rising Star award. Founded in 1981, the DDBA provides support to African-American attorneys in Mid-Michigan by providing networking and professional development opportunities. Easterly is the current treasurer of the DDBA and will receive the award on April 20.

A graduate of Michigan State University College of Law, Easterly has successfully represented clients in a number of matters. Prior to attending law school, he spent nearly 10 years in higher education as a Student Affairs professional at Washington State University and then MSU.

Before joining Foster Swift, Easterly was a Youth and Family Advocate for Lansing Teen Court, a juvenile justice program providing direct screening, education, case management, advocacy, and attorney referrals to adolescents and families, while also serving as the liaison to middle and high schools within the Lansing area.

He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of Criminal law as well as Business/Corporate law, particularly issues pertinent to Start-ups and Small businesses as well as a variety of litigation matters.