Linda Davis Friedland

Linda Davis Friedland is an attorney in our Livonia office where she concentrates her practice on elder law, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and litigation in probate court. She also handles matters involving business law, business succession planning, commercial litigation (UCC), contract disputes, shareholder disputes, employment and labor law. As part of her business law practice, she defends creditors against lawsuits filed by aggressive bankruptcy […]

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Douglas Curlew

Douglas Curlew is a partner in our Livonia office where he concentrates his practice on appellate law, law enforcement defense, and insurance defense. He focuses on writing briefs for submission to all levels of state and federal courts, arguing cases in both the state and federal courts of appeals, and performing research for all areas of law handled by the Firm.

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Owen J. Cummings

Owen J. Cummings founded CMDA in 1965. He was a partner in our Livonia office until his retirement in 2018. Mr. Cummings focused his practice on municipal law, insurance defense, and estate planning. He maintained an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell throughout his legal career, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability. One of Mr. Cummings greatest professional accomplishments was […]

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Jeffrey R. Clark

Jeffrey R. Clark is a senior partner in our Livonia office and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He focuses his practice on municipal law, insurance defense, and litigation and appeals.  He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Clark has extensive complex-litigation experience, including representing municipalities, professionals, and professional corporations.  He […]

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Robert L. Blamer

Robert L. Blamer is an equity partner and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He works out of our Livonia office and focuses his practice on utility law, insurance defense and litigation. He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Blamer’s personalized approach involves spending time with clients. He asks deep questions […]

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Suzanne P. Bartos

Suzanne P. Bartos is a partner in our Livonia office where she focuses her practice on employment and labor law, insurance defense, municipal law, education law, and litigation. She successfully defends civil rights, wrongful discharge, and discrimination claims in state and federal courts. She has defended municipal entities at both the grievance and arbitration level and has worked with several administrative agencies and tribunals including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, […]

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Joel B. Ashton

Joel Ashton is a partner in our Livonia office where he focuses his practice on insurance defense, including Michigan No-Fault claims (PIP, automobile negligence, uninsured/ underinsured motorist), as well as premises liability and general negligence. His practice also includes the defense of contract and liability claims, contract interpretation issues, subrogation claims involving automobile, fire and casualty, commercial and related coverage. He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is […]

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Ronald G. Acho

Ronald G. Acho is a co-founder, equity partner, and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He works out of our Livonia office and focuses his practice on labor and employment law, business law, utility law, municipal law, and complex litigation matters. He has handled complex litigation matters and class action lawsuits, as well as a variety of other matters, in 13 states.  He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, […]

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James R. Acho

James “Jim” Acho is a partner in our Livonia office where he has a unique practice focused on: sports law, employment law (both plaintiff and defense), law enforcement defense and commercial litigation (both plaintiff and defense). Mr. Acho, a nationally respected sports law attorney, has been the professor of sports law at Madonna University since 2009, and has been representing retired MLB players and current and retired NFL players in […]

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