Duly Noted

Rhoades McKee welcomes summer associates

 Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Bryndan Arnold, Adam Baginski, and Alvin Storrs ll have joined the firm as summer associates, where they will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects in over 25 practice areas as well as observe hearings, client mediations and trials.

Arnold currently attends Michigan State University College of Law with an expected graduation date of May 2020. He has worked as a court intern and in the Diversity Programs Office at Michigan State
University, as a Vacant Property Coordinator for the City of East Lansing, and most recently as a Probation Officer at the 54-A District Court.

Baginski is currently attending the University of Notre Dame Law School with an expected graduation date of 2019.  He previously worked as an Intern for the Pro Bono Institute and most recently interned at the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Grand Rapids. 

Storrs is a returning summer associate who is attending Vanderbilt University of Law School in the JD/MBA with expected graduation date in 2019.  Storrs has also worked as an Underwriter for United Wholesale Mortgage and a Purchase Banker for Quicken Loans Mortgage Services.


MAJ endorses Benson for Secretary of State, Nessel for state A.G.

The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) last week announced the endorsements of Jocelyn Benson and Dana Nessel for state positions.

Benson is former dean of Wayne State University Law School and a national leader in election law and administration. She authored  Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process, the first major book on the role of the Secretary of State in enforcing election and campaign finance laws, and promoting fair, accessible, and secure elections.

“Jocelyn Benson is the most qualified person, bar none, to be Michigan’s next Secretary of State,” said MAJ President Brian J. McKeen. “She is an expert in election law and has spent her career fighting for transparency, accountability, and citizen participation... At a time when voting rights are under siege in Michigan and throughout the United States, we need leaders like Jocelyn who will uphold and promote the fundamental principles of our democracy.”

A graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, Nessel, managing partner of Nessel & Kessel Law in Detroit, is recognized as one of the premier litigators of LGBTQ issues in the state.  “Dana Nessel... has a record of taking on the most powerful interests and championing what is right and what is good. Dana puts people first, and that is what we deserve from our next Attorney General,” McKeen said.

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