Daily Briefs

LAD names Thomas deputy chief counsel of Civil Law Group

Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. has appointed Regina Daniels Thomas to the new position of deputy chief counsel-broad based advocacy of its Civil Law Group.
Thomas is responsible for the development and implementation of broad based advocacy initiatives in the areas of legislation, fundraising, and education and training.  She is also responsible for the overall management of LAD's Private Attorney Involvement Unit.
Thomas rejoined LAD in December after having served as chief counsel of its Juvenile Law Group from 2004 to 2009. From 2010 to 2012 she was an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Since 2010 she has also been an adjunct faculty member of Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Thomas is a graduate of Tennessee State University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.


Honigman attorney elected to school board in Ann Arbor

Tara E. Mahoney, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP’s Labor and Employment Department, has been elected to the Ann Arbor Learning Community School Board, which is a charter school in Ann Arbor serving kindergartners through eighth graders.
Mahoney counsels employers on a wide range of employment and labor matters, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment and non-compete issues in state and federal courts.  She also represents employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.  Mahoney has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers from 2009 through 2012.
She also serves the Ann Arbor community as president of the board of directors for Neutral Zone, a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth and artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.
Mahoney earned a J.D., cum laude, at the University of Michigan Law School and a B.G.S., with distinction, from the University of Michigan.