Clark Named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey R. Clark, a partner in our Livonia office, has been named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® in Michigan for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation. Candidates are selected based on a broad array of criteria, including professional experience, litigation […]

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Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act

On July 13, 2017 Michigan Gov. Rick Synder signed into law Public Act 85 of 2017. The Act, which has been labeled as the “Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act,” pertains to recordings created by law enforcement officers wearing a video recording device during their police activities. Although it is estimated that less than 10% of law enforcement agencies in the State of Michigan have officers equipped with “body cameras,” […]

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Advantages of Intergovernmental Agreements for Municipal Services and Programs

Many municipalities throughout Michigan are still reeling from the affects decreased housing values have had on tax revenues. Counties, Cities, Townships and Villages have all been forced to adjust budgets and, in many situations, cut back on services provided to residents. One of the few good things that have resulted is the increased intergovernmental cooperation in providing services. Many municipalities are entering into intergovernmental agreements between two or more entities […]

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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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Clark Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning

Jeff Clark, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. According to Martindale-Hubbell, “attorneys recognized as ‘Top Rated Lawyers’ have achieved significant leadership status and are highly regarded by their peers for both their legal ability and high ethical standards.” Mr. Clark concentrates his practice on municipal law, land use and zoning, […]

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Acho Represent Recent NFL Draft Pick Mike Martin

Our Firm has a long track record of representing those in the sports world. Among the current athletes for whom CMDA serves as legal counsel is recent NFL draft pick Mike Martin. (CMDA is not in the agency business, but serves as legal counsel.) Jim Acho, a Senior Attorney in our Livonia office, oversees the review of all of Mr. Martin’s contracts and appearances. Chris Schultz, a Partner in our Livonia office, […]

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Clark Speaks on Act 222

Jeffrey Clark, a Partner in our Livonia office, recently spoke to a group of over 200 public service directors, water and sewer department supervisors and support personnel throughout Michigan at a seminar sponsored by the Michigan Water Environment Association in East Lansing. The presentation focused on Act 222 and problems associated with sewer back-up claims. Please let us know if your municipality or group would be interested in similar presentation. […]

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dBusiness Names Top Attorneys of 2010

We are fortunate to have a hard-working and dedicated group of attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and support staff working at CMDA. Each and every employee plays a role in making our Firm one of Michigan’s premier law firms. In the November/December 2009 issue of “dbusiness” magazine, a Detroit business journal, the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit for 2010 were listed. We are proud to announce that several of our attorneys made […]

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