Getting into the holiday spirit


– Photos by John Meiu

PHOTO #1: The Italian American Bar Association of Michigan (IABAM) held its Winter Gala Dinner Dance recently at the Detroit Athletic Club. Happy to greet the guests were IABAM officers (left to right) Past-president John Bommarito of Attorneys Title Agency; President Caterina Caterina Amaro-Luedtke of Law Offices of Garcia Law Group PLLC; Treasurer Paul Thursam of Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton PC; Vice President Lauren Donofrio of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office; President-elect Randall Chioini of Chioini, Sarnacki, Reynolds, Doherty, & Piatt; and Secretary Juliana Sabatini of Johnson Law PLC.

PHOTO #2: Among the past IABAM officers and members of the bench enjoying the gala were (first row, left to right) Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Viviano, Juliana Sabatini, Joe Toia, Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Martha Anderson, retired Judge Tony Viviano, Clara Mager, retired Judge Joe Impastato, Caterina Amaro-Luedtke, and Lauren Donofrio; along with (second row, left to right) Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Peter Maceroni, Carol Ann Martinelli, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Richard Caretti, Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano, and Macomb County Circuit Court Judge John Foster; in addition to (third row, left to right) Randall Chioini, Paul Messano, Anthony Viviani, retired Judge William Giovan, and Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Van Houten; and (fourth row, left to right) Paul Thursam, Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Pat Donofrio, Robert Costello, John Bommarito and Anthony Urbani.