Almeda selected to chair civil rights advisory committee

Lawrence G. (L.G.) Almeda, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione has been selected as chairperson of the State (Michigan) Advisory Committee (SAC) of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights.

Almeda was re-appointed as a member of the committee in September 2009. He will remain chairperson for the duration of his two-year term.

In addition to being a federally-appointed member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Almeda has a leadership role in Michigan's Asian American community.

He is a board member and immediate pastpresident of American Citizens for Justice (ACJ), an organization that was formed in response to the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin, who was fatally beaten by two unemployed auto workers.

In April 2009, Almeda was appointed to the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission for the State of Michigan by Gov. Granholm. He serves on the executive board of the commission as Secretary.

At Brinks, Almeda chairs the firm's Nanotechnology Group. His legal practice focuses on patent opinions and counseling in the medical, chemical, nanotechnology and alternative energy fields.

Published: Thu, Mar 25, 2010