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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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Join CMDA at Senior Day at the Detroit Zoo

Don’t miss it!  Senior Day at the Detroit Zoo will take place on Wednesday, September 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tri-county seniors 62 and older and an adult companion receive FREE admission and parking to the Detroit Zoo. Senior Day features live entertainment, tram tours, bingo, zookeeper talks and a senior resource area.  Look for the CMDA booth at the senior resource area and stop by for a free gift. […]

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Ashton Discusses Michigan No-Fault Act on TV Warren

Joel Ashton, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently a guest on the City of Warren’s television program Warren Today. He spoke on the current fundamentals of Michigan’s no-fault insurance, including Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, bodily injury coverage and also the optional collusion coverage. He also discussed the new Michigan No-Fault Act, which contains several significant changes to the current no-fault auto insurance law.  He advises every Michigan […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Holds that Owner or Registrant Need Not Personally Maintain Insurance Under No-Fault Act

On July 11, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an important decision regarding the requirement of the No-Fault Act for the “owner or registrant” of a motor vehicle to “maintain” no-fault insurance on a motor vehicle. In Dye v. Esurance, Docket No. 155784, the Michigan Supreme Court clarifies that the No-Fault Act does not require the “owner or registrant” of a motor vehicle to personally purchase the no-fault insurance for […]

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Paletta Feature Speaker at MDTC Annual Meeting

Jacklyn Paletta, a partner in our Livonia office, was a feature speaker at the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan. Ms. Paletta’s presentation, “Preparing your Provider Suit for Trial,” provided the appropriate steps to take when preparing and defending a provider’s suit, as well as practical tips to a success trial. MDTC is a non-profit association of the leading […]

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CMDA Opens New York Office

Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) is pleased to announce the opening of a Firm location in New York City. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the New York office is the Firm’s seventh office location and first on the East Coast, adding to offices in Michigan, Missouri, and California. The New York office will be home to CMDA’s growing Intellectual Property (IP) practice. “Having an office in […]

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A Breakdown of the New Michigan No-Fault Legislation

On May 30, 2019 Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 1 to reform Michigan’s No-Fault Act. After more than 45 years of being a “no-fault state” in which people injured in automobile accidents had medical expenses and other benefits provided under the Michigan No-Fault Act without the need to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver or owner, the Act is undergoing significant changes that will affect Michigan residents and non-residents […]

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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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Stearns Sworn in as Director of Programming for WLAM

Katie Stearns, an attorney in our Livonia office, was recently sworn in as the Director of Programming for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan- Wayne Region (WLAM). She will be responsible for organizing networking events, legal educational seminars, and fundraising opportunities for organizations that serve women and families. The stated purpose of the WLAM- Wayne Region is to secure the rights of women in society and advance the interests of […]

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