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Attorney Jim Acho Nominated to Run for Executive Director of NFL Players Association

On Saturday January 3, 2015, Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, received a letter signed by numerous retired NFL players, including Hall of Famers, informing him that he was their nominee to challenge DeMaurice Smith for the NFL Players Association Executive Director position. A conference call followed and, with time of the essence, Acho accepted within 24 hours and declared his candidacy to the Executive Committee of […]

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Court Rules: Electrical Inspector’s Actions Not Cause of Plaintiffs’ Injuries

Gregory R. Grant, an attorney in the Firm’s Traverse City office, obtained dismissals of two cases on behalf of a Northern Michigan County building official and electrical inspector.  In June 2011, the decedent, a 17-year-old male, and his friend were walking along a floating dock at a busy City-owned marina.  The decedent jumped off the dock and into the marina water and was immediately electrocuted.  His best friend, and plaintiff […]

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Attorney Defeats Environmental Nuisance Claim

Timothy Young, a partner in our Livonia office, successfully defeated an environmental nuisance claim presented on behalf of 13 homeowners.  The homeowners alleged that daily noise and diesel fumes from the property of Mr. Young’s client interfered with the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property. The depositions of each of the plaintiffs and their noise expert revealed that the plaintiffs did not sustain personal property damage, real property damage or […]

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Attorney Gets Case Against Circuit Court Judge, County Prosecutor Dismissed

In December, 2014, Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, defended a sitting Circuit Court Judge and her predecessor, a now-retired Circuit Court Judge, as well as the County Prosecutor, in a case brought by a Plaintiff who was found guilty and sentenced on a charge of providing false information to police officers.  The Plaintiff alleged his guilty verdict stemmed from his polygraph results in his pre-sentence report being […]

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Three Attorneys Join Firm in Community Association, Construction and Real Estate Law practice group

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Hirzel, William Kolobaric, and Joe Wloszek have joined our Firm’s Livonia office in our Community Association, Construction and Real Estate Law practice group.  All three attorneys are extremely detail-oriented and will apply their 30+ years of combined legal experience to represent our clients’ interests while striving to obtain the best possible results. The group represents condominium associations (both residential and commercial), cooperative associations, […]

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Attorneys Selected as 2014 Michigan Rising Stars

CMDA is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named by Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars as the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2014: Andrew Brege, Partner, Grand Rapids office Gregory Grant, Associate, Traverse City office Lindsey Kaczmarek, Associate, Livonia office Kali Lester, Associate, Livonia office Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.  Christopher G. Schultz, […]

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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: T. Joseph Seward, 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 […]

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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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CMDA Proud Sponsor of Play it Forward for Bieniewicz Event

CMDA is a proud sponsor of the Play it Forward for Bieniewicz event taking place on Saturday August 30th at 2:00 p.m. at Compuware Arena.  The Plymouth Wildcats match up with the Windsor Spitfire for a fundraiser Hockey Game to celebrate the life of John Bieniewicz. John Bieniewicz, a married father of two sons ages 9 and 13, was refereeing an adult-league soccer match in Livonia, MI on Sunday when […]

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Our Thoughts are with the Bieniewicz Family

John Bieniewicz, a married father of two sons ages 9 and 13, was refereeing an adult-league soccer match in Livonia, MI on Sunday when authorities said a 36-year-old player punched him in the head, knocking him unconscious.  He passed away on Tuesday, July 1. Attorney Jim Acho was a classmate of John’s at Catholic Central High School and a close friend for 30 years. Jim explains, “He’s a fantastic human […]

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