Duly Noted

Warner Norcross again recognized as one of the leading Michigan law firms by Chambers USA

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has again been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Michigan by Chambers USA 2018. This is the 16th consecutive year that Warner Norcross has been ranked as one of Michigan’s leading law firms in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and executive compensation, labor and employment, general commercial litigation and real estate.

Additionally, eight attorneys have been individually recognized as Leaders in Their Field for their work in the areas above, as well as bankruptcy. They are:

—Melissa N. Collar, real estate

—Douglas A. Dozeman, commercial litigation

—Michael J. Jones, corporate/M&A

—Anthony J. Kolenic, Jr., employee benefits and executive compensation

—Mary Jo Larson, employee benefits and executive compensation

—Robert H. Skilton III, bankruptcy

—Stephen C. Waterbury, corporate/M&A

—Lisa B. Zimmer, employee benefits and executive compensation

Chambers USA is published by London-based Chambers and Partners and highlights top firms and attorneys in each state.


Judges sought for MSU Law appellate competition

Michigan State University College of Law is seeking people to judge 1L students in the 2018 Spring Appellate Advocacy Competition on the following days: Saturday, April 7: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Monday, April 9: 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.; Tuesday, April 10: 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.; Wednesday, April 11: 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.; Thursday, April 12: 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

This year’s problem involves the Fourth Amendment. Students will argue about whether the trial court properly decided that evidence found in a police search of the defendant’s home was admissible because, although the officers coerced the defendant to consent to a warrantless search, the evidence inevitably would have been discovered in a later search conducted pursuant to a warrant.

No experience in constitutional law or criminal law is necessary. Judges will receive additional information including potential questions and arguments approximately two weeks before the competition.

Those interested should sign up by March 14 if possible, at http://www.law.msu.edu/rwa/judge-rounds.php. Any questions, call Teresa Cherry at 517-432-6818 or email Prof. Jeremy Francis at franc103@law.msu.edu.