Attorneys Jim Acho, Shane Nolan and Stanley Okoli Win Lawsuit Filed Against City of Detroit and Board of Police Commissioners

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, successfully represented the City of Detroit in a lawsuit filed by Detroit Police Commissioner Board Member Willie Burton. The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit last month, and yesterday denied the petition for rehearing rendering the case over. Burton was removed from the July 11, 2019 Board of Police Commissioners meeting at the Durfee Information […]

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Attorney Ryan Miller Defends $8 Million Sexual Assault Claim

Ryan Miller, a partner in our Riverside, CA office, recently successfully defended a CMDA client against an $8,000,000 Claim. A female Plaintiff worker claimed she was sexually assaulted by her supervisor. Her supervisor denied the Claim, but he was still sued, along with the Company, by the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff hired three law firms to try her case. The Company vigorously defended the Claim, and Mr. Miller conducted a thorough […]

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Attorney Jim Acho Named 2023 Top Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law

We are pleased to announce that attorney Jim Acho has been named a 2023 Top Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law by DBusiness magazine. The research for the Top Lawyers list was created by Professional Research Services and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to the certified lawyers within the metro Detroit area. We are delighted to have a CMDA attorney named to their Top Lawyers list. […]

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Attorney James Taylor Offers Insight and Analysis on Intellectual Property Case

Rapper Cardi B recently defeated a tort and intellectual property lawsuit for misappropriation of likeness and invasion of privacy for using a picture of a heavily tattooed man, without his permission, as the subject of her album cover picture. The creator of the album cover skewed and altered an innocent picture of Plaintiff Kevin Brophy, where he is simply showing off his tattoo, to create an entirely different scenario. Critically, […]

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Attorney Ashley Garrett Featured in KC Counselor Magazine

You may notice a familiar face when flipping through the latest issue of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s monthly magazine. Ashley Garrett, an attorney in our Kansas City office, is featured in the Member Connection section of the KC Counselor where she explains how she professionally and personally prepares for the new year. Ms. Garrett shares, “Professionally, I evaluate the status of all my cases and ensure that I […]

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Should an Adult Child Put their Name on their Parent’s Bank Account?

It is common for an aging parent to add an adult child’s name (sometimes more than one adult child) as a joint owner on the parent’s bank account. The arrangement is usually viewed as a simple and inexpensive solution to the following concerns: someone needs to be able to pay bills when the parent is ill or hospitalized; funerals are expensive, and money will be needed immediately; the account will […]

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Brian Goldstein Recognized by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for 2022

CMDA is proud to announce that Brian Goldstein been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. This is the 12th consecutive year that he has been selected as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Goldstein is a partner in our Kansas City office where he focuses his practice on business law, […]

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