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A KICK IN THE GRASS: Attoney helps 'Futbol' gain its Detroit footing
Since he was 4 years old, Michigan native Ben Steffans has loved soccer playing it, watching it and cheering its development in a country slow to embrace the sport the way the rest of the world has for decades. Now hes added a significantly more complicated and formal role to his...
PATRON SAINT: An advocate for lost causes gets his just due
In the case of Doug Reidt, a cocaine addict caught in a 1984 drug deal gone bad, it was as if a tiger trap was sprung upon a sick kitten.Those words would come to define a 15-year legal mission for Marty Reisig, a former assistant federal prosecutor who admittedly became obsessed with righting a...
READ ALL ABOUT IT: Attorney has a fascination for headline-making events
It may seem unusual for a business attorney to have a framed newspaper story about the 1929 Wall Street Crash on his office wall, but Richard Roth has a penchant for collecting headline-grabbing material.His wall of fame includes the 1944 Allied D-Day invasion in Normandy, the 1969 moon landing,...
PERSONAL INQUIRY: Mary Beth Kelly
A Q & A with Mary Beth Kelly, a Michigan Supreme Court justice and former Wayne County Circuit Court judge.Q: If not a lawyer, what would you be?A: Probably a teacher of some type, perhaps a university professor.Q: Your role model?A: I cannot say I have a single role model. I draw inspiration...
PERSONAL INQUIRY: Edward Sosnick
A Q & A with Edward Sosnick, longtime Oakland County judge who will have spent 24 years on the Circuit Court bench when he retires in January.Q: If not a lawyer, what would you be?A: A circus ringmaster. Actually I am one each summer when I help put on a circus performance and parade for my...
WITH A SPRING IN THEIR STEP: Young Lawyers See Bright Futures in Detroit
Scrounge up your umbrellas! Its springtime in Detroit. A gray drab winter has passed and warmer temperatures and refreshing rains lie ahead. Spring is a good time to appreciate that despite Detroits difficult days, there are sharp, energetic minds and burgeoning talents committed to the citys...
CASTAWAYS: Attorneys Stand Ready To Wade Into Legal Waters
A lawyer is a fishs best friend.When habitat is threatened, polluters are careless or the trash simply needs to be picked up, attorneys in several fly-fishing organizations are at the ready. Sometimes the job requires a business suit and sometimes waders are more appropriate.The history of human...
PAST & PRESENT TENSE: Historic Gem Back In Style After Dodging Wrecking Ball
In September of 2007, there was a courthouse christening the likes of which the state has seldom seen.It marked a beginning and an end.On that day, September 14, 2007, the seven-member Michigan Supreme Court ushered in a new legal era in the quaint city of Lapeer, the county seat where a heavy...
DETROIT'S DINING ICON: Legendary Chop House Returns As Good As The Old
Its been more than two decades since the last polished wingtip brogue and stylish high heel descended the plush stairway into the wood-paneled magnificence of the most storied dining room in Detroit.At the close of 1991, with more than a half-century of being a top dweller on the rarified plateau...
'FLEX' ABILITY: Working Moms Juggle Legal Careers With Their Family Life
Lady Justice isnt the only woman in the legal world with a balancing act. Were Justitia a working mom, she might exchange her scales and sword for a laptop and cellphone in one hand, and toys and bake sale cupcakes in the other.Sara Kruse knows that balancing act well. A partner and member of the...

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