TC Attorneys Present to Law Enforcement Leaders

On January 15-16, 2019 Haider Kazim and Matt Cross, both attorneys in our Traverse City office, gave a presentation to law enforcement leaders throughout Northern Michigan on correctional law updates, including use of force, deliberate indifference, and custodial search and seizure. The presentation took place at Bay College in Escanaba and was hosted by the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA). Our Firm offers training and educational seminars on a […]

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Court Grants Summary Disposition in Case Involving Farm Animals Running at Large

Haider Kazim and Matt Cross, both attorneys in our Traverse City office, recently successfully defended an animal control officer of a northern Michigan municipality against claims of malicious prosecution and conspiracy. The issue in was whether the officer had probable cause to issue plaintiff citations for her farm animals running at large. The focal point of plaintiff’s claim was that the first few citations were issued under a county ordinance […]

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Court Grants Summary Disposition, Dismisses Plaintiff’s Claims under Whistleblower Protection Act

Haider Kazim and Matt Cross, both attorneys in our Traverse City office, recently successfully handled a case for a local municipality. The Court granted summary disposition dismissing plaintiff’s claims under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), holding that plaintiff was not engaged in activity protected under the WPA, and, to the extent she was, the County terminated her for legitimate reasons. Although the Court allowed plaintiff to amend her claim to […]

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Attorneys Selected as Michigan Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys from CMDA have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014: Jeffrey Clark, Allan Vander Laan, and Haider Kazim. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Christopher G. Schultz, managing partner of the Firm, explains, “Having numerous highly-skilled and experienced attorneys at CMDA named as Michigan Super Lawyers comes as no surprise. All […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Kazim Named to 2012 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Haider Kazim, a Partner in our Traverse City office, has been named to Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Michigan for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Congratulations Haider!

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Kazim and Vander Laan Named Partners of the Firm

Haider Kazim of our Traverse City office and Allan Vander Laan of our Grand Rapids office were named partners of our Firm. T. Joseph Seward, managing partner of the Firm, explains “Both Haider and Al are very hard workers… Each has been recognized for the work they have done for our clients and the contributions they have made in our community.  They are both leaders that we can all look up […]

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