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The Federal Bar Association (FBA), Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, hosted the 32nd Annual Leonard R. Gilman Award Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. During the event, attorney Steven Fishman (third from right) was presented with the Gilman Award and attendees heard from guest speaker Aimee Guthat (second from right), an associate at Fragomen who spoke on the recent changes in immigration law. Welcoming Fishman and Guthat to the lunch were (left to right) FBA Program Chair Fred Herrmann, FBA President-elect Jeffrey Appel, FBA President Susan Fairchild, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny, and Robert Morgan. Criminal defense attorney Fishman is a native of Detroit and proud 1966 Mumford High School graduate. He attended the University of Michigan, graduating in 1970. Once Fishman graduated in 1973 from the Wayne State University Law School, he immediately began cutting his teeth in the Detroit Defender’s Office. In 1976, he went into private practice defending people from all walks of life – the downtrodden to the infamous, including various elected officials, professional athletes, police officers, and more. The Gilman Award is given annually to an outstanding practitioner of criminal law who exemplifies the excellence, professionalism, and commitment to public service of Len Gilman who was U.S. attorney at the time of his death in 1985.

Photo by John Meiu

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