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CMDA Supports World Medical Relief’s Mission

CMDA was a proud supporter of World Medical Relief’s 66th Annual Anniversary Gala recently held at St. John’s Armenian Banquet Center. Over 450 volunteers, donors, community leaders, partner organizations and board members attended the event and were inspired by keynote speaker Steven Stirling, President and CEO of Medical Assistance Programs.  The event raised $15,000 to support World Medical Relief’s mission of providing the needy in Detroit and abroad with medical […]

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State Court dismisses Lawsuit against HOA in Real Property Dispute involving the State of Michigan

Recently, a Circuit Court Judge in Michigan agreed with CMDA that claims made in a lawsuit filed by a group of subdivision homeowners against a neighboring homeowner’s association (HOA) in a pending real property civil action should be dismissed. The underlying facts showed that a collective of Plaintiff homeowners that reside in a subdivision that borders a lake maintained for many years a private road that courses along a canal […]

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Matt Cross Volunteers at Veterans Day Event

In observation of Veterans Day, the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association hosted a Wills for Vets event at the Traverse City Area District Library. Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney for estate planning were prepared for Veterans at no charge.  Matt Cross, an attorney in our Traverse City office, provided his legal services pro bono for the afternoon. He was pleased to provide an opportunity to give thanks to those who […]

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Jim Acho Quoted in New York Times Re: NFL Injuries

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office is a sought-after interview subject on sports law topics. As a practicioner of sports law at CMDA and as a professor of Sports law at Madonna University, Jim routinely speaks on radio shows and to newspapers on topics relating to the health and welfare of retired NFL and MLB players. As such, he has been interviewed by the New York Times on […]

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Summary Disposition Granted on Serious Impairment in Trucking Case

Attorneys Joel Ashton and Stanley Okoli recently had a third party automobile negligence action dismissed on summary disposition pursuant to MCR 2.116(C)(10) based on the finding that the plaintiff’s alleged impairment had not affected her general ability to lead her normal life. The subject accident involved a significant sideswipe accident by the defendant semi-truck.  The Motion was filed after the conclusion of discovery.  Prior to the filing of the Motion, […]

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Upcoming Seminar: Why Families Feud in Probate Court and How to Prevent the Mayhem

CMDA invites you to attend a free educational workshop on Why Families Feud in Probate Court and How to Prevent the Mayhem on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Novi Civic Center. Attorney Gene Richards draws on his years of experience to highlight the common causes of family fights in probate court and practical ways to keep the peace in your family. He will explain how probate works, […]

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CMDA Proudly Supports WLAM Event

CMDA is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Trivia Night, which will be held on October 24 at Detroit Vineyards. Trivia topics will include WLAM History, Women in the Law, and Notable Women in History. Katie Stearns, an attorney in our Livonia office, is the Director of Programming for WLAM and is responsible for organizing networking events, legal educational seminars, and fundraising opportunities for […]

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Jim Acho wins Pro Football Hall of Famer Pat Summerall’s Concussion Claim

CMDA Partner Jim Acho represented legendary football player and broadcaster Pat Summerall for a number of years prior to Mr. Summerall’s passing. Mr. Summerall had intended on filing a concussion claim before passing and his widow Cheri had Jim Acho file the concussion claim in accordance with Pat’s wishes. We are pleased to report a year after the claim was filed, Jim prevailed on behalf of the Summeralls, and the […]

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CMDA Announces Four New Equity Partners

Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. is thrilled to announce that Christopher G. Schultz, Timothy S. Ferrand, Allan C. Vander Laan, and Haider A. Kazim have been named Equity Partners of the Firm. Robert Blamer, CFO and equity partner of the Firm, explains, “Each of these attorneys has demonstrated the ability to run their office location effectively, making them profitable and vital to the long-term stability of the Firm. Further, […]

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Ten CMDA Attorneys Recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2019

CMDA is proud to announce that several attorneys from our Firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. The following attorneys have been selected to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list: Jim Acho, Top Rated Civil Litigation Defense Jeff Clark, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Haider Kazim, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Norman Richards, Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate […]

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