Proof and Consequences
Former TV reporter now in realm of making newsOne of Bill Proctor's former colleagues used to marvel at what he called the TV reporter's "James Bond cool." Under the most intense pressures of deadlines, competition and even physical risk, Proctor would remain controlled and...
Goal Oriented
Attorney helps spur growth of a 'Fiasco'It's called the "Frozen Fish Fiasco" and the mid-winter event at the once downtrodden Clark Park in southwest Detroit has become a rallying point and a source of pride for Nick Even, a product liability attorney with Bowman and Brooke in...
Battle Tested
Family law attorney goes to bat for the 'Underdogs'Family law is a lens into our changing society, says Marian Faupel, an attorney who has looked through that viewfinder for three decades.The view for the future of Faupel's fledgling law practice didn't look particularly...
Opening Chapter
Vets give legal boost to new organizationAttorney Steve Dunn spent part of his spring jumping out of airplanes as a U.S. Army officer, so when fellow attorney and veteran Fred Dewey suggested that they form a Detroit chapter of the new Veterans Bar Association, it wasn't hard for Dunn to...
What's Cookin'
Legal minds find food is a 'great equalizer'Memo to Food Network execs: If you're searching for the next charismatic cooking show host, the Detroit-area legal community has two terrific candidates: Judge Julie Nicholson and attorney Nick Roumel. Each is dynamic, charming and sports...
Come Fly with Me
Attorney merges law with love of AviationThe 1970 Karmann Ghia convertible jounces down Highland Road in Waterford Township on a short jaunt to Oakland County International Airport where attorney Steve Chait keeps his high-performance single-engine airplane. "I like to feel the road," he...
Sound proves no barrier to Cooley Law School Dean
In 1970, John Nussbaumer, dean of Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, was a fledgling second year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs when his aviation career went boom.That year, coincidentally, was a flashpoint in mounting opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. On...
Are you managing your firm's online footprint?
Or, is it managing you?You have heard it many times: Why don't you have a blog? Are you on Facebook? Are you tweeting? Why can't I find you on LinkedIn? It was questions like these from peers, clients, professional partners and even family members that spurred many law firms to take the...
Stagecraft
Theatrical consultants give lawyers the 'winning edge'Shakespeare scholars say that the bard mentions lawyers and the law more often in his plays than any other profession. That's not too surprising considering the similarities between acting and presenting a case. The audience,...
Charity Case
NLC lends helping hand to community causesAside from promoting various educational endeavors and the usual networking opportunities with colleagues, a local bar association committee strives to enhance life in the community through its support of an area charity each year.The New Lawyers...