Attorney Sandra Hazlett dies at age 74


Attorney Sandra Adams Hazlett of Ann Arbor died Nov. 16 at age 74, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Kentucky, the only daughter of the late Judge Eldred E. Adams, Sr., and Frances Flowers Adams.

 She was a graduate of Louisa High School with many honors, and the  Class of 1963 of Centre College of Danville, Ky.

Upon graduation from the University of Kentucky Law School, she was admitted to practice in Kentucky and served as a Law Clerk for the Kentucky Court of Appeals [now Supreme Court].

She was later admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, US District Court for Northern & Southern Districts of California, US District Court for Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, US District Court of Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Eastern District of Kentucky.

For many years Hazlett practiced law in Ann Arbor, serving as President of the Washtenaw County Bar Association 1984-1985, and enjoying a 48-year career focused primarily on bankruptcy, divorce and aviation.
During the mid-1980s she earned her private pilot's license in Arizona, and participated in cross-country air races. She owned and operated a Cessna 182 for many years and she flew herself from Michigan to Arizona. Her favorite airplane was a J3 Cub on floats, which she flew with a friend across Lake Michigan to attend the Oshkosh Annual Airshow. In the early 90s she joined the International Woman Pilots Organization the “99's” and started specializing in Aviation Law.

Hazlett was an AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) Panel Lawyer and served as a member of the Airport Advisory Committee for Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, as well as Department of Industrial Technology Aviation Advisory Committee at Eastern Michigan University, where she was a lecturer for Aviation Law courses.

Friends and colleagues are invited to join the family at a Memorial Brunch set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor.

Memorial gifts can be made to Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, 816 Pine Hill Road, Louisa KY 41230, or Centre College, c/o Dr. Richard Tollinger, 600 West Walnut Street, Danville KY 40422.
Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery, Adams, Ky. following cremation.

Hazlett is survived by her daughter, Nelini Faulkner, of Ann Arbor; grandsons Jackson Rhein and Malachi Hazlett, and her brother, Eldred E. Adams, Jr., of Louisa, Ky. Her son Zack Hazlett and former husbands, Daniel E. Tennow and Dr. Edward B. Waldmann, predeceased her.


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