PERSONAL INQUIRY: Mary Beth Kelly
A Q & A with Mary Beth Kelly, a Michigan Supreme Court justice and former Wayne County Circuit Court judge.Q: If not a lawyer, what would you be?A: Probably a teacher of some type, perhaps a university professor.Q: Your role model?A: I cannot say I have a single role model. I draw inspiration...
PERSONAL INQUIRY: Edward Sosnick
A Q & A with Edward Sosnick, longtime Oakland County judge who will have spent 24 years on the Circuit Court bench when he retires in January.Q: If not a lawyer, what would you be?A: A circus ringmaster. Actually I am one each summer when I help put on a circus performance and parade for my...
PERSONAL INQUIRY: Julie Fershtman
A Q & A with Julie Fershtman, president of the State Bar of Michigan and a partner in the firm of Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith in Farmington Hills.Q: Is being a lawyer everything you hoped it would be back in Emory Law School?A: Actually, its more than I expected. Law school never taught...
PERSONAL INQUIRY: Anthony Jenkins
A Q & A with Anthony Jenkins, chief diversity officer at Dickinson Wright in Detroit.He was the 2010-11 president of the State Bar of Michigan.Q: Is being a lawyer everything youd hoped it would be?A: Being a lawyer has been more than I could have hoped for as a youngster thinking about my...
Personal Inquiry: Patricia Fresard
A Q & A with the Hon. Patricia Fresard, the first Hispanic female judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court, where she has served since 1998.Q. Which individuals do you most admire?A. My Dad for his ability and achievement and both my parents for bringing our family to the United States. Their...
Personal Inquiry: Lise Barrera
A Q & A with Lise Barrera, Wayne State Law grad and a partner with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, where she is head of the firms Mortgage Banking Group.Q. What words do you live by?A. There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity. Tom Peters It pretty much says it all.Q. Where is your...