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Smith Haughey welcomes attorney Katherine Wendt

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge is pleased to announce that attorney Katherine E. Wendt has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

Wendt is joining Smith Haughey’s appellate and litigation practice group. She joins the firm from the Michigan Court of Appeals’ Research Division, where she worked as a research attorney. Wendt graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Political Science and went on to earn her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan.


MDTC announces leadership for 2016-2017

The MDTC, “promoting excellence in civil litigation,” has announced the following officers:

President: Hilary A. Ballentine of Plunkett Cooney, Bloomfield Hills

Vice-President: Richard W. Paul of Dickinson Wright, Troy

Treasurer: Joshua K. Richardson of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing

Secretary: Irene Bruce Hathaway of Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC, Detroit

Immediate Past President: Lee Khachaturian, Law Offices of Diana Lee Khachaturian, Employees of a Subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Troy

New Board Member:  Michael J. Jolet, Hewson & Van Hellemont PC, Oak Park.

Board of Directors:  Michael I. Conlon , Conor B. Dugan, Terence P. Durkin , Gary S. Eller, Angela Emmerling Shapiro, Scott S. Holmes, Michael J. Jolet, Randall A. Juip, John Mucha, III, Carson J. Tucker, Robert Paul Vance and Jenny L. Zavadil.
Regional Chairpersons:

Flint: Barbara J. Hunyady

Grand Rapids: Charles J. Pike

Saginaw: David Carbajal

Marquette: Jeremy S. Pickens

Traverse City: John P. Deegan

Lansing: Michael J. Pattwell

Southeast Michigan: Joseph E. Richotte