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Bar & Bench Newsletter, Volume 29, No. 1, March 2016
Cabinet Listing
Executive Committee Listing
Executive Committee Meetings
FBA Bylaws
FBA Constitution
Operations Listing

Executive Committee Listing(Printer Friendly)

Name Firm Name Address Phone Email
Andy PortingaMiller Johnson250 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 800, PO Box 306, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0306616/831-1772portingaa@millerjohnson.com
Brian LennonWarner Norcross & Judd LLP111 Lyon St NW Suite 900 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-752-2089blennon@wnj.com ;
Bryan WaltersVarnum LLP333 Bridge St., NW, Suite 1700, PO Box 352, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0352616/336-6000brwalters@varnumlaw.com
Sarah Riley HowardPinsky, Smith, Fayette & Kennedy, LLP146 Monroe Center NW Suite 805616/451-8496showard@psfklaw.com
Sharon TurekFederal Public Defender50 Louis St., NW, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-742-7420Sharon_Turek@fd.org;

Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee of the chapter meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at noon at the University Club in downtown Grand Rapids. The meetings run from noon to approximately 1:30 P.M. Agendas are distributed before and at the meetings and minutes are recorded by the chapter secretary.


Cabinet Listing(Printer Friendly)

Name Firm Name Address Phone Email
Andrew GerdesCapital Bankruptcy416 N Horner St., Suite 101, Lansing, MI 48912517-853-1300agerdes@capitalbankruptcy.net;
Beth LacosseFederal Public Defender's Office925 W Washington St., Suite 104, Marquette, MI 49855906-226-3050Beth_Lacosse@fd.org;
David CentnerClark Hill PLC200 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 500, Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-608-1106dcentner@clarkhill.com
Donald A. DavisSpringstead Bartish & Borgula Law P.L.L.C.15 Ionia Ave SW #520 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/458-5500dondavis@springsteadbartish.com
Elinor JordanMSU College of Law610 Abbor Road., East Lansing, MI 48823-3369517-336-8088ejordan@law.msu.edu;
Karl WeberPlunkett Cooney210 N Front St., Suite 200, Marquette, MI 49855906-225-0077kweber@plunkettcooney.com;
Katherine Smith KennedyPinsky, Smith, Fayette & Kennedy LLP 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1515 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/451-8496KSKennedy@sbcglobal.net
Lucas DillonLaw Office of Lucas X. Dillon105 W Hillsdale Street, Lansing, MI 48933517-997-3075lucasdillonsr@gmail.com;
Maarten VermaatU.S. Attorney's Office1930 US 41 West, 2nd Floor, Marquette, MI 49855906-226-2500Maarten.Vermaat@usdoj.gov;
Matt BorgulaSpringstead, Bartish & Borgula15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 520, Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-458-5500matt@springsteadbartish.com;
Patrick MilesUnited States AttorneyPO Box 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0208616-456-2404Patrick.Miles@usdoj.gov;
Rebecca StraussMiller Johnson100 W Michigan Ave., Suite 200, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3960269-226-2986straussr@millerjohnson.com;
Sarah HendersonCasselman & Henderson PC148 W Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855906-228-2855sarahhenderson99@aol.com;
Sharon TurekFederal Public Defender50 Louis St., NW, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-742-7420Sharon_Turek@fd.org;
Tessa HessmillerU.S. Attorney's OfficePO Box 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0208616-808-2051tessa.hessmiller@usdoj.gov;
Troy HaneyHaney Law Office PC330 Fulton St., Suite E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-235-2300thaney@troyhaneylaw.com;


Operations Listing(Printer Friendly)

Name Firm Name Address Phone Email
Chad Edwards Information Technology ManagerFederal Public Defender50 Louis St., NW, Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/742-7420n/a
Ellen FarrarPO Box 2303, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2303 ellen.wdfbamichigan@gmail.com


Annual Meeting

The Western District holds its annual meeting in October. At that meeting, the new officers are announced and a program is presented on topics of interest to our members. In recent years, we have heard presentations by William K. Suter the 19th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, Dennis W. Archer, then President of the American Bar Association, the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Honorable Richard A. Griffin, Circuit Judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and other esteemed colleagues.

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