Kazim Selected as Top Lawyer

Each year Traverse City’s newspaper, The Record-Eagle, invites their readers to vote for their favorite businesses, services and places in the Grand Traverse area.

Congratulations to Haider Kazim who has been selected by readers as the Top Lawyer in the Grand Traverse Area. Mr. Kazim, a partner in our Traverse City office, was also selected as the top lawyer in 2011.

Grant Selected as Region’s Leading Attorney

Congratulations to Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, who was recently selected as one of the region’s leading attorneys by Traverse City Business News magazine.

He was chosen following a survey of all attorneys in the area. He will be featured, along with 24 other attorneys, in the publication’s December issue.

Congratulations Greg!

Attorney Recognized by the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, and his family were the guests of the Detroit Chapter of the NFL Alumni at the September 29, 2013 Detroit Lions football game. At the game, Mr. Acho was recognized by the former players for the legal work he has done on their behalf throughout the past decade.

Former NFL players recently reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the NFL in the highly-publicized concussion lawsuit. The settlement will compensate thousands of former NFL players who suffered brain-related injuries as a result of hits sustained throughout their playing careers. Mr. Acho served as an advisor to the players early on in this case.

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


Attorney Appointed as Hearing Panelist by ADB

Karen Daley, an attorney in our Livonia office, was recently appointed as a hearing panelist by the Attorney Discipline Board (ADB).  The ADB is the adjudicative arm of the Michigan Supreme Court and is responsible for supervising and disciplining Michigan attorneys.

The ADB appoints hearing panels composed of three volunteer attorneys to conduct the trial-level proceedings in which the Attorney Grievance Commission has filed a formal complaint alleging that a member of the State Bar of Michigan has committed misconduct.  The ADB also hears petitions for review of decisions by a hearing panel and performs other duties.  A decision of the ADB may be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.