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Trott Law celebrates firm’s 40th anniversary


Trott Law, a Farmington Hills-based real estate finance law firm, announced last week that the firm has achieved another significant milestone with the celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Throughout the past four decades, Trott Law and its talented team have cultivated a reputation as a leader in the legal industry. Often sought after to contribute on industry panels and associations, Trott Law has achieved many notable milestones—from receiving USFN’s Diamond Award of Excellence for 19 consecutive years to having many of its attorneys serving on local and national professional boards, named as leaders in the mortgage default industry, and giving back to the community through an extensive quarterly corporate volunteer and giving program.

 “Trott Law is incredibly proud and honored to have achieved such a significant milestone that serves as a testament to the incredible foundation our founder and namesake, Robert A. Trott, created 40 years ago,” said Trott Law Managing Partner Marcy Ford. “As the legal industry, like any business, continues to evolve, Trott Law remains committed to serving as a leader that will foster both legal excellence and collaboration to establish a positive landscape for the future.”

 

Lt. Gov. names two  to the Appellate Defender Commission
 

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Friday announced the appointment of Douglas Mains of Lansing and the reappointment of Thomas Adams of Detroit to the Appellate Defender Commission.

The seven-member commission develops a system of indigent appellate defense services and oversees the State Appellate Defender Office and Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System.

“I thank Doug and Thomas for their service on this important commission and look forward to their future contributions to Michigan’s judicial system,” Calley said. 

Mains is an attorney with Dykema Gossett PLLC, in Lansing, a position he has held since 2015.  Prior to joining Dykema, Mains was deputy legal counsel and senior policy advisor for the Michigan House Republican Policy Office. Mains earned his bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University, his law degree from the University of Mississippi, and his Master of Laws degree from the University of Alabama. He is the State Bar of Michigan’s designee and will replace John Nussbaumer.

Adams is the president of the Chance for Life Organization, a group that addresses the needs of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison and returning to communities. He is also founder and president of TJA Staffing Services, Inc. (formally T.J. Adams & Associates). Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Tuskegee University in Alabama. He will continue to serve as the governor’s designee.

Mains will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring May 24, 2019, and Adams will serve a four-year term expiring May 24, 2020.
 

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