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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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Young Saves Client Millions; Wins Attorney Fees

Tim Young, a partner in our Livonia office, won another outstanding victory for his client last month. A 13-year-old boy sustained horrific injuries, losing all of the fingers and the functional use of his dominant hand. Mr. Young received a judgment in favor of his client that a different party was responsible for the injury, saving his client in excess of $2,000,000. In addition, the Court awarded all costs and […]

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Acho Added to University Lecture Series on Sports Law

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office and adjunct professor at MadonnaUniversity, has been added to the University’s faculty committee for their Sports Management program. He teaches Sports Law at the University. Additionally, Mr. Acho has been added to the University Lecture Series where he will speak at colleges throughout theMidwest on the subject of Sports Law.

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Ferrand Successfully Represents Michigan Municipality in Whistleblowers’ Action

Tim Ferrand, a partner in our Clinton Township office, was successful in representing our client, a Michigan municipality. This case arose after the plaintiff was terminated for physically assaulting a fellow employee, in violation of the Defendant municipality’s workplace violence policy. The plaintiff was a refuse collector in the sanitation department. The plaintiff held the position for 140 days until the time he was terminated for assaulting a fellow refuse collector. […]

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Grant Obtains Dismissal; Wins Attorney Fees

Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently obtained dismissal of a case on behalf of a NorthernMichigan County and its sheriff’s department. The plaintiff alleged that deputies unlawfully seized his excavator and had it towed to a local garage in violation of his fourth amendment rights. The plaintiff also brought a negligence claim against the county alleging that when he went to the garage to retrieve the […]

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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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Kazim Selected as 2011 Top Lawyer in Grand Traverse Area

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. Our very own Haider Kazim was selected by the readers as the Top Lawyer in the Grand Traverse Area. Congratulations Haider!

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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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Sturdy Elected President of AOH

Patrick Sturdy, an attorney in our Livonia office, was recently elected the Michigan State President for the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH).  The AOH is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization that was formed in 1836 to protect the Clergy and immigrants from anti-Irish sentiment.  Today, the AOH continues to protect the Clergy, but also promotes social welfare through charitable activities.  Mr. Sturdy also serves as Deputy National Council of […]

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Listen to Acho on the Frank Beckmann Show

Livonia attorney Jim Acho appeared on WJR 760’s The Frank Beckmann Show Wednesday, March 2, 2011 to discuss the NFL labor talks. If you would like to listen to the broadcast, click below. http://www.wjr.com/Sectional.asp?id=34613

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