BY THE TAIL: The 'Tuskegee' story captures essence of Civil Rights struggle
Black History Month is a time to reflect upon the individuals and events that shaped the African American experience and the civil rights movement, particularly those bearing a strong Michigan connection.Most of the figures were men and women of peace, like a man with a dream, Dr. Martin Luther...
NOT SO 'SMART': Security Issues put phone users at risk
Is Siri whispering your secrets to someone else?Not to pick on the iPhone which actually has greatly increased its security since its debut but so-called Smartphones are increasingly trusted in the legal profession to view, carry, and transfer confidential material. Is that trust misplaced?...
THREE IN ONE: Numbers add up for 313 Project
The fund-raiser held near the end of the year at COLORS: Detroit on East Grand River in Harmonie Park was like the ceremonial champagne bottle shattered to christen a ship.Erika Riggs, Julianna Rivera and Aisa Villarosa Berg circulated through the small room, flashing warm smiles while welcoming...
PATENTS PENDING: Precedent-setting IP cases are his trademarks
If you want to hear a good tale in the genre of improbable life stories, spend some time with Detroit attorney R. Terrance Rader as he describes his journey from the family dairy farm in Pennsylvania to his current status as one of the most successful intellectual property attorneys in the...
HOUSE ORGAN: Attorney knows the value of donating to good cause
Parents will give their heart and soul to help their child.Attorney Anna Maiuri gave a kidney.She and her husband Joe were thrown into the world of organ donations when their oldest son David was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, undergoing his first kidney transplant in 1989 at the age of...
POLE POSITION: Professor has traveled to earth's outer edges
There are plenty of jokes about lawyers and sharks.Not so many about lawyers and polar bears.But as attorney Sue Carter will tell you, when a polar bear is after your group, you dont have to be the fastest to escape just dont be the slowest.How did this professor in the School of Journalism at...
POWER OF ATTORNEY: Lawyers discover empowerment in martial arts
They are drawn by the discipline it demands. By the self-confidence it inspires. By the focus it fosters.The physical fighting skills empower them.Area attorneys who train in a martial art say the sport also is a terrific stress reliever.In addition, its a great way to stay in shape and improve...
STAYING POWER: Award-winning building retains its office charm
Theres no doubt that Alan Jay Kaufman was ahead of his time when he developed his office building on Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills more than 25 years ago. The managing partner of Kaufman, Payton & Chapa, a litigation law firm that handles corporate insurance, real estate and more,...
CHANGE ORDER: America Invents Act brings patent reform to home front
Sweeping changes in the realm of patent law aim to bring the U.S. in alignment with the rest of the world and Detroit is at the forefront of the movement, according to a pair of noted intellectual property attorneys.The America Invents Act (AIA) contains some of the most widespread changes to the...
MENTORING MODE: Attorney helps turn 'their light back on'
Blessed with good looks and a captivating smile, Ayanna Hatchett would seem to be a natural for a career in television. Indeed, it was her first career dream to become the next Oprah, the mega-star whose afternoon TV presence moved the ratings Richter scale in markets big and small across the...