Trial Institute hosted by MAJ


The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) proudly offered its inaugural two-day Trial Institute on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4-5, at The Westin in Southfield. Among the faculty taking part in the session on Thursday, Feb. 4, were (front row, left to right) Kathleen Bogas of the Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas PLLC; Larry Bennett of Giarmarco, Mullins, & Horton PC; Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar; Judy Susskind of The Thurswell Law Firm, MAJ immediate past president; Steven Gursten of Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen, & Raitt PC; Phillip Miller of Phillip Miller & Associates in Nashville, TN; Brian McKeen of McKeen & Associates; and Marc Lipton of Lipton Law Center PC, MAJ secretary; joined by (back row, left to right) Rick Warsh of the Law Office of Richard L. Warsh, MAJ president and moderator; Michael Pitt of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers, & Golden PC; and Geoffrey Fieger and Ven Johnson of Fieger, Fieger, Kenney, Johnson, & Giroux PC. "The Trial Institute was formed to have new lawyers ­ even lawyers with experience ­ learn and practice their trial skills in a very intensive institute where they get to learn from masters in each particular practice field," according to Judy Susskind. Photo by John Meiu.