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Michigan Supreme Court Justice and Foster Swift attorney Lawrence B. Lindemer (seated) celebrated his 98th birthday on August 21. It is a Foster Swift tradition to celebrate Lindemer’s birthday with him. Sitting with Lindemer is Peggy Sullivan and (left to right) Brian Goodenough, Chuck Barbieri, Scott Mandel, Tony Smith, Jean Schtokal, Mike Sanders, Scott Storey, and Charley Janssen. Lindemer was part of Foster Swift when it was Foster, Campbell, Lindemer, & McGurrin in the late 1960s. On June 2, 1975, he was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Governor Bill Milliken to serve the final year of a vacancy caused by the death of Justice Thomas M. Kavanaugh. After his appointment, Lindemer spent the next 10 years as general counsel and senior vice president of Consumers Power Co. out of Jackson, and re-joined Foster Swift in 1986 as general counsel. Lindemer enjoyed a distinguished political and legal career, from chairman of the Michigan Republican Party to being a candidate for Michigan attorney general. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, prior to earning his law degree at the University of Michigan Law School.

– Photo courtesy of Foster Swift

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