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Ryan Washburn '18


Bodman PLC announced Ryan C. Washburn has joined the firm as a senior associate in the Business Practice Group, based in the firm’s Ann Arbor office.

James Schmidt '18


James Schmidt was recently promoted to shareholder at Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation. James practices in the firm’s litigation department in employment and appellate law, among other practice areas.

Morgan Schumann '18


For her work focused on family building through third-party reproduction as a solo attorney at Pineapple Law, PLLC, Morgan Schumann has been awarded the American Bar Association Family Law Diversity Fellowship.

Jonathan Kim '18


Jonathan S. Kim became an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois – Western Division.

Ted Kontopoulos '18


On July 17, 2023, Ted Kontopoulos joined the Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (International) for the Internal Revenue Service at the Washington, DC national office as an international tax attorney.

Pam Sran '18

Pam Sran has joined K&L Gates LLP as an associate in the firm's Chicago office where she is a member of the complex commercial litigation and disputes practice group.

James Schmidt '18

After a two-year clerkship with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman, James joins Meyer Capel, a Professional Corporation. James will practice out of the firm’s Champaign office, concentrating in employment, commercial, and appellate litigation.

Amanda Mank '18

Amanda Mank has joined the law firm of Craig & Craig as an associate in its Mattoon office.

Kelly Shefferly '18

Kelly Shefferly has joined the firm Plunkett Cooney as an associate. He is a member of the Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Transactional Law practice groups. Shefferly handles contracts and litigation, including collections and breach of contract claims. He also represents business clients in mergers and acquisitions and real estate law.

Cody Black '18

On Wednesday, November 7, Cody Black along with four other new Foster Swift attorneys were sworn in at the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing. Cody had previously participated in the firm’s summer associate program. He is based in Lansing as part of the trusts and estates practice group.

Dominique Ritvo '18

Dominique Ritvo has joined the Chicago law office of Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth as an associate.

Brianna Richardson '18

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP today welcomed eight new attorneys to the firm in its first all-women class. The new attorneys, who have all been admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, will practice in the firm’s Grand Rapids office unless otherwise noted.

One of the eight new attorneys includes Brianna Richardson, who received her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law where she was the topics editor of Elder Law Journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in sport and entertainment management from the University of South Carolina. Richardson served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Susan E. Cox of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.