Kazim Recipient of Rising Stars Award

Haider Kazim, a partner in the Firm’s Traverse City office, has been named by Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, Minn. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

T. Joseph Seward, managing partner of the Firm, explains, “Haider’s Rising Star recognition is validation for the hard work he puts into the Firm and his clients, and is also a positive reflection of the Firm’s future direction and leadership.”

Mr. Kazim is a partner in CMDA’s Traverse City office where he concentrates his practice on municipal law, zoning and land use, labor and employment and insurance defense. He successfully defends numerous municipalities in both federal and state courts in a broad range of lawsuits involving wrongful discharge, discrimination claims, police excessive force cases, jail suicide cases, whistleblower actions, First Amendment claims and Section 1983 cases.

He can be reached at (231) 922-1888 or hkazim@cmda-law.com.