CMDA Law Blogs

Joseph Wade Joins Kansas City Office

Please join us in welcoming Joseph Wade to the Firm. He has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Kansas City office. He focuses his practice on litigation, municipal law, and insurance defense. He is an experienced trial attorney who manages all phases of litigation, including the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through pre-trial, trial and settlement. Additionally, Mr. Wade writes briefs for submission to all levels of state and […]

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Ashley Garrett Joins Kansas City Office

Please join us in welcoming Ashley Garrett to the Firm. She has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Kansas City office. She focuses her practice on insurance defense, municipal law, law enforcement defense, and employment litigation. Ms. Garrett is an experienced litigator who secures positive results for her clients through a combination of skilled advocacy, early and detailed analysis of the facts and issues, and extensive preparation. She […]

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Communications with Personal Lawyer via Work E-mail are Discoverable

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that e-mail communications between an employee and his personal lawyer may be discoverable, if those communications were made through his employer-provided e-mail, the employer had reserved the right to monitor all e-mails, and the employee was notified or made aware of this policy. The case is Stevale v. Stevale, Docket No. 349472, Michigan Court of Appeals, June 11, 2020, and it has been […]

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Joseph Wade Joins Kansas City Office

Please join us in welcoming Joseph Wade to the Firm. He has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Kansas City office. He focuses his practice on litigation, municipal law, and insurance defense. He is an experienced trial attorney who manages all phases of litigation, including the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through pre-trial, trial and settlement. Additionally, Mr. Wade writes briefs for submission to all levels of state and […]

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Ashley Garrett Joins Kansas City Office

Please join us in welcoming Ashley Garrett to the Firm. She has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Kansas City office. She focuses her practice on insurance defense, municipal law, law enforcement defense, and employment litigation. Ms. Garrett is an experienced litigator who secures positive results for her clients through a combination of skilled advocacy, early and detailed analysis of the facts and issues, and extensive preparation. She […]

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Doug Curlew and Shane Nolan Named Partners of the Firm

We are pleased to announce that Douglas Curlew and Shane Nolan have been elected partners at CMDA. Both attorneys are recognized for their ability to lead, manage, and develop the Firm through their professional skills, client relations, and work effort. “Doug has demonstrated excellence in the area of appellate law and has a very strong work ethic,” said Chris Schultz, managing partner. “With his academic approach, pragmatic writing style, and […]

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Kristen Rewa Presents at MAMA Conference

Kristen Rewa, an attorney in our Grand Rapids office, was a presenter at the 35th Annual Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) Advanced Institute Virtual Conference. She spoke to MAMA members on the complaint response process used by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), Michigan Civil Rights Commission and shared some best practices for municipal attorneys when assisting a municipality with a civil rights’ complaint. The participants enjoyed the […]

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Kristen Rewa Presents at MAMA Conference

Kristen Rewa, an attorney in our Grand Rapids office, was a presenter at the 35th Annual Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) Advanced Institute Virtual Conference. She spoke to MAMA members on the complaint response process used by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), Michigan Civil Rights Commission and shared some best practices for municipal attorneys when assisting a municipality with a civil rights’ complaint. The participants enjoyed the […]

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CMDA Mourns the Loss of Gerald C. Davis

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that one of CMDA’s founding fathers, Gerald C. Davis, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021. A strong and stabilizing voice in the operation of the Firm, Mr. Davis focused his practice on business law, employment and labor law, and litigation. He became an attorney in 1972 and provided guidance and mentorship to many attorneys over his lengthy and successful […]

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Ronald Acho Selected to MiLW Hall of Fame Class of 2021

CMDA is proud to announce that Ronald G. Acho has been selected as a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW) recognizes 21 legal leaders for their successful careers and valuable contributions to the community. The MiLW Hall of Fame honors lawyers over the age of 60 who have practiced law for 30 years or more. Criteria for inclusion […]

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