Attorneys Selected as 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that several CMDA attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List.  Please join us in congratulating the following attorneys: 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers Jim Acho, Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney Jeff Clark, Top Rated State, Local and Municipal Attorney Haider Kazim, Top Rated State, Local and Municipal Attorney Allan Vander Laan, Top Rated State, Local and Municipal […]

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Jim Acho Speaks at 60th Anniversary Tribute for 1957 Detroit Lions

Jim Acho took part in a 60th anniversary tribute luncheon for the 1957 Detroit Lions, the last NFL championship team in this town. The show was hosted by the Detroit Free Press and moderator Dave Birkett, who asked Jim to say a few words.  Jim and CMDA have served as legal counsel to retired Detroit Lions for many years. Pictured in the photo is Roger Zatkoff, first team All-Pro in […]

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Ron Acho was on the Frontline during Detroit Riots of 1967

Ron Acho has had a long career as an attorney at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.  What many people may not realize is that his legal career was an indirect result of the Detroit riots of 1967. In 1967 Mr. Acho was a hardworking 21 year old working seven days a week at his family’s market in Detroit.  He had future plans of expanding his family’s market and opening […]

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Jim Acho Retained by Lapeer County to Represent County in Counter Lawsuit Against Sitting Judge

Jim Acho has been retained by Lapeer County to represent the County, former Lapeer County Prosecutor–now US Attorney–Tim Turkelson, current Lapeer County Administrator John Biscoe, current Lapeer County Treasurer Dana Miller and others in an contentious action involving sitting Lapeer County Judge Byron Konschuh. Due to the unusual nature of the case, the case is starting to be covered by the media, and Jim appeared on WJR yesterday to discuss […]

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CMDA Client’s TV Show Picked Up

Jim Acho has been LaMarr Woodley’s attorney since he turned professional with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today LaMarr is retired after an All Pro career and has turned his attention to Hollywood and acting and producing. LaMarr filmed six episodes of a TV show he hosts called “Tackle My Ride,” which aired this year on NFL Network and Spike TV. The networks have ordered the show for two seasons and LaMarr […]

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Acho Speaks at NFL Alumni Annual Event

Jim Acho appeared at the NFL Alumni Annual dinner at Tam O’Shanter Country Club on June 12, 2017. Jim spoke to retired players and gave an update on the new Baseline Assessment Plan implemented pursuant to the NFL Concussion Class Action Settlement, of which Jim and CMDA are one of the law firms involved. Photo: Jim Acho with Lions legends and CMDA clients Mike Lucci and Eric Hipple. Lucci was the […]

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Cross Participates in Pro Bono Expungement Clinic

Matt Cross, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently participated in a pro bono expungement clinic to clear old criminal convictions.  The clinic is designed to remove barriers to employment and housing for people with old felony and misdemeanor convictions. Mr. Cross met with participants at no charge to discuss their situation and assisted them with completing legal forms.  Michigan law allows individuals to set aside some, but not […]

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The Five Most Common Mistakes an Elder Law Attorney Sees

Everybody knows of the problems of aging adults, however few give it the serious attention it needs.  The failure to address these issues appropriately can result in serious financial distress and/or a loss of independence.  I have outlined five common mistakes made by aging adults and tips on how to avoid making them. First Mistake: Doing nothing If you do nothing to deal with aging you have a good chance […]

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Panel Discussion on Understanding Long Term Care Needs to be held April 20

On Thursday, April 20th Norman E. Richards (Gene), a partner in our Livonia office, will join other elder law experts to present a panel discussion on Understanding Long Term Care Needs.  The seminar will be held at Waltonwood Cherry Hill in Canton and is open to the public.  For more information, please click here. Norman E. Richards (Gene) focuses his practice on estate planning and elder law.  He assists clients […]

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Grant Obtains Dismissals on behalf of Judge and Prosecutor

Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently obtained dismissals on behalf of a Northern Michigan judge and prosecutor in two separate civil rights cases. In both cases, the courts awarded his clients all of their attorney fees and costs. Mr. Grant aggressively defends judges, attorneys, and municipalities as a regular part of his practice. Greg Grant focuses his practice on municipal law, employment and labor law, insurance defense, […]

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