Goal Oriented
NHL coach handled rigors of law schoolIf young Peter DeBoer was asked by a law school admissions officer what his most important goal was, he might have been forgiven if he said, Well, there was that one late in the third period in Winnipeg . . .I had a passion for both hockey and the law but,...
Park's Place
Lawyer relishes lure of complex litigationFor five years, Jim Parks received an education on navigating the nuances of the Japanese legal system.As a side benefit, he also received a ton of frequent flyer miles and hotel points as he shuttled between the Southfield-based headquarters of Jaffe...
Snap Shot
Photo served as a symbol of pride and prejudiceIts a photo for the ages, the kind that will forever cement a black and white bond in our national pastime.The photo is a point of pride for Carl Gromek, who for nearly a decade served in the dual role of Chief of Staff for the Michigan Supreme Court...
Canvas to Cameras
Attorneys explore their artistic side COLIN DARKEThe youngest offspring of an artist mother and a lawyer father, Darke has two sisters who are artists and two brothers who are attorneys. But Darke, with a juris doctor from Michigan State University Law School and a degree in fine arts from...
Courthouse Keepsakes
Precious photos, items add appeal to judicial chambersThere is a certain mystique attached to each judge in the federal court system, where many a brilliant legal scholar resides, regularly weighing complex constitutional, evidentiary, and statutory matters that can establish case precedence for...
Law Books
Lawyers in literature leave lasting appeal The first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers. Dick the Butcher to Jack Cade in William Shakespeares Henry VIAlthough this line is most often used to disparage lawyers, Shakespeare was actually an admirer of the trade and the two shady villains...
Bookstock
Annual sale funnels proceeds to charitiesLooking for a litany of literary treasures? Bookstock offers that and more during its annual eight-day sale for the benefit of area charities.This year, the Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale will take place April 21-28 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia,...
Interior Motives
Real estate law firm adds to base of operationsHe has found a niche and has a list of nicknames to prove it. Such is the case for Robert M. Meisner, president of The Meisner Law Group in Bingham Farms, who has come to be called The Condo Guru and The Condo King. Some even frame him in folksier...
Connectivity
After spending 14 years of her career as a divorce lawyer, Lori Williams decided it was time to take her talents in a new direction that would bring people together rather than help them go their separate ways.In June 2004, Williams launched Your Legal Resource, a lawyer referral and consulting...
Into the Wild
Attorney spreads lifelong passion for summer campFor three-quarters of the year, Vic Norris is an attorney and managing partner at the law firm of Hertz Schram in Bloomfield Hills, where he has been in private practice since 1981.Then Norris virtually moves his law office to spend his summers in...