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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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Ron Acho was on the Frontline during Detroit Riots of 1967

Ron Acho has had a long career as an attorney at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.  What many people may not realize is that his legal career was an indirect result of the Detroit riots of 1967. In 1967 Mr. Acho was a hardworking 21 year old working seven days a week at his family’s market in Detroit.  He had future plans of expanding his family’s market and opening […]

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Jim Acho Retained by Lapeer County to Represent County in Counter Lawsuit Against Sitting Judge

Jim Acho has been retained by Lapeer County to represent the County, former Lapeer County Prosecutor–now US Attorney–Tim Turkelson, current Lapeer County Administrator John Biscoe, current Lapeer County Treasurer Dana Miller and others in an contentious action involving sitting Lapeer County Judge Byron Konschuh. Due to the unusual nature of the case, the case is starting to be covered by the media, and Jim appeared on WJR yesterday to discuss […]

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Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act

On July 13, 2017 Michigan Gov. Rick Synder signed into law Public Act 85 of 2017. The Act, which has been labeled as the “Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act,” pertains to recordings created by law enforcement officers wearing a video recording device during their police activities. Although it is estimated that less than 10% of law enforcement agencies in the State of Michigan have officers equipped with “body cameras,” […]

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