2014 Year in Review: Remarkable Anniversaries were Celebrated and Several Attorneys Joined CMDA

As a new year is upon us, we reflect back on 2014 and the successful year we had at the Firm. We celebrated some remarkable anniversaries and several attorneys joined our Firm.

It is with great honor that I recognize the founder of our Firm, Owen Cummings, who celebrated his 50th year of practicing law in 2014. CMDA will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year. This monumental anniversary would not have been possible without Owen’s vision of developing a Firm whose strength rests in the service we provide our clients. On behalf of everyone at the Firm, we thank you Mr. Cummings for the dedication and effort he has put into growing CMDA over the past 50 years.

Attorneys Sara Lowry, Jessica Hite, Brian Goldstein, Kevin Hirzel, William Kolobaric, and Joe Wloszek joined our Firm in 2014.

Sara Lowry is an attorney in our Livonia office where she focuses her practice on municipal law, litigation, and immigration law. She successfully defends governmental entities and employees in a wide variety of legal matters. Additionally, she represents clients in family based, asylum, and employment immigration services and assists them with determining the best opportunities available and advises them on issues relating to each of these options. She may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or slowry@cmda-law.com.

Jessica Hite is an attorney in our Clinton Township office where she focuses her practice on municipal law. She defends municipal and individual clients in state and federal courts and courts of appeals in a variety of legal disputes. She has extensive litigation experience in commercial litigation and employment law. She may be reached at (586) 228-5600 or jhite@cmda-law.com.

Brian Goldstein is a partner in our Kansas City office where he focuses his practice on representing clients in civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout Kansas and Missouri, as well as serving as coverage counsel for numerous insurance companies. He represents clients in a wide spectrum of practice areas, from routine personal injury cases to complex damage cases in the fields of professional malpractice, products liability, employment discrimination, defective construction, and wrongful death. He may be reached at (816) 842-1880 or bgoldstein@cmda-law.com.

Kevin Hirzel is a partner and practices out of both our Clinton Township and Livonia office locations. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, community association law, condominium law, construction law, real estate law, and probate and estate planning. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in a wide variety of real estate and complex commercial litigation matters. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or khirzel@cmda-law.com.

William Kolobaric is an attorney in our Livonia office where he focuses his practice on community association law, construction law, real estate law, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, and probate and estate planning. He has extensive experience in state and federal courts involving a wide scope of real estate, commercial litigation, and creditor’s rights matters. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or wkolobaric@cmda-law.com.

Joe Wloszek is an attorney in our Livonia office where he focuses his practice on dispute avoidance, condominium law, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, large contractual disputes, and title litigation. Mr. Wloszek has extensive litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts involving commercial litigation issues and real estate matters. He frequently represents builders, community associations, co-owners, developers, landlords, mortgage brokers, and private individuals throughout Michigan. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or jwloszek@cmda-law.com.

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These attorneys are all wonderful assets to the Firm, and I am sure you will hear much more about them in future newsletters.

Several employees celebrated impressive anniversaries with the Firm in 2014. Gerald Davis, co-founder and equity partner of the Firm celebrated his 40th anniversary; Bob Blamer, an equity partner of the Firm, celebrated his 35th anniversary with the Firm; Rick Burton, an Accounts Payable Specialist, and Diane Waldenmeyer, a legal assistant, have been with the Firm 15 years; and Sarah Overton, a partner in our Riverside office, celebrated her 10th anniversary with the Firm. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful group of people working at the Firm and thank them all for their dedication.