Acho Featured in Chaldean News

Ron Acho, a co-founder of the Firm, was the recipient of the 2012 Community Service and Dedication Award by the Chaldean American Bar Association (CABA) at a dinner on May 30.  The dinner was attended by hundreds of well-wishers and was a truly spectacular evening for everyone.

The Chaldean News recently wrote a fantastic article on Ron receiving the award. The article points out that Ron has spent his entire career at our Firm, which he joined in 1974 after graduating from the Detroit College of Law.

“To be at the same place your whole career is really unheard of. Most lawyers switch after three years and many have worked at three, four or five law firms,” Acho said. “I like being with the same people for all this time – my paralegal has been with me for almost 30 years and my secretary for almost 20. We have a family atmosphere and people really do care for one another.”

Caring is what sets Acho apart from many other attorneys. Clients appreciate the fact that he is passionate about their cases. “I try to make a difference in people’s lives, and try to help them with their problems as if they were family members,” Acho said. “My one fault, truthfully, is that I get emotionally involved. I can’t stay stoic.”

Attorney Appointed as the National Legal Counsel of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)

Patrick Sturdy, an attorney in our Livonia office, has been appointed as the National Legal Counsel of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH).

Mr. Sturdy has been with the Firm since 2000 and concentrates his practice on corporate and business law, labor and employment, education law and franchise law.

The AOH is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May, 1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years. Today the AOH exists in America, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, however, while the organizations share a common thread, the American AOH is a separate and much larger organization.

Annual dances, concerts, and parades sponsored at all levels of the Order raise millions for charity while providing a showcase for the positive contributions the Irish have made in every walk of American life. The AOH across the country have traditionally provided a welcome for new immigrants. Here, the unique art, dance, music, and other interests of the Irish are fostered and preserved, making the AOH a home away from home for many. They are at the forefront of support for issues concerning the Irish such as Immigration Reform, MacBride Legislation, and the Right to Life. They serve their Church well, yet, they never forget their ancestral homeland, and can always be found lobbying, praying, and working for the total independence of a united 32-county Ireland –– as their constitution avows: “by all means constitutional and lawful”.

Patrick can be reached at (734) 261-2400 or psturdy@cmda-law.com.