Firm News

Gene Richards Featured on “The Lawyers” Radio Program

Curt Benson, an attorney in our Grand Rapids office, hosts a popular syndicated radio program, The Lawyers, which airs on Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM.  On the program, Mr. Benson interviews professors, judges, lawyers and lawmakers on legal issues in the news. He recently sat down with Gene Richards, a partner in our Livonia office, to discuss a variety of estate planning and elder law issues, legal updates, and […]

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Combating the Rise of Cyber Crime

At the recent Securities Exchange Commission and Department of Justice Enforcement and Litigation Update Conference, speakers included the Director of the SEC Regional Office, Chicago, The Chief of the White Collar Unit of the US Attorney’s Office, Detroit, the Detroit Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, as well as in-house counsel for local businesses. Much of the discussion was about the rise of cyber crime. The FBI agent said “There […]

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Think Before You Joke

They say “laughter is the best medicine,” and it’s true. Studies show that laughing boosts immunity, eases anxiety and stress, improves mood, and decreases pain. Socially, laughing strengthens relationships. In addition to the value of humor in our personal lives, we cannot underestimate the power of humor at work. Humor increases our ability to persuade others and helps us diffuse conflict. In simple terms: laughing feels good, and because of […]

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The Elderly are at Risk – Even in the Courts

It’s a travesty when the court process designed to protect seniors is manipulated by unscrupulous professionals for personal profit. Without immediate, aggressive advocacy a person can be stripped of all legal rights in less than 30 minutes at a court hearing. Admittedly, it is appropriate for a judge to appoint a conservator or guardian if an individual cannot make decisions or needs to be protected, but it should only happen […]

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Acho Quoted in NFL Anthem-Kneeling Article

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was quoted in the latest issue of the New York Times publication Law360 Magazine regarding the legal aspects of the NFL player protests taking place during the national anthem.  While NFL rules may empower the league and its teams to punish players for actions the league and teams don’t like, there are federal, state and local laws, as well as individual contracts […]

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Moving Weekend is Here!

Moving Weekend has arrived.  As we say goodbye to a building that many of us have called “home” for several decades, there is a mixture of emotions, ranging from some trepidation and sadness to lots of enthusiasm and excitement.  We will be in our new location at 17436 College Parkway in Livonia at 8 a.m. on Monday. Please note our phone system will be completely shut down from around 2-4 […]

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CMDA is Moving!

Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) is pleased to announce the relocation of our Livonia office. Effective September 25, CMDA will be located in Livonia’s College Park Development at 17436 College Parkway. “This is the perfect time for us to relocate. We were outgrowing our space, and the new location will enable us to accommodate our clients more effectively and efficiently,” said Bob Blamer, an Equity Partner of the Firm who […]

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Acho Featured on Sports Radio/Quoted in Article Regarding Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently featured on sports radio in Dallas and quoted in the latest issue of the New York Times’ publication Law360 Magazine regarding Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, who was suspended by the NFL following a domestic violence incident.  The article and interview focused on the fairness of the NFL’s disciplinary process. Please click here to read the full article.    

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Attorneys Selected as 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that several CMDA attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List.  Please join us in congratulating the following attorneys: 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers Jim Acho, Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney Jeff Clark, Top Rated State, Local and Municipal Attorney Haider Kazim, Top Rated State, Local and Municipal Attorney Allan Vander Laan, Top Rated State, Local and Municipal […]

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Jim Acho Speaks at 60th Anniversary Tribute for 1957 Detroit Lions

Jim Acho took part in a 60th anniversary tribute luncheon for the 1957 Detroit Lions, the last NFL championship team in this town. The show was hosted by the Detroit Free Press and moderator Dave Birkett, who asked Jim to say a few words.  Jim and CMDA have served as legal counsel to retired Detroit Lions for many years. Pictured in the photo is Roger Zatkoff, first team All-Pro in […]

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