PETER M. RUGGIRELLO, born in Detroit, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1981, Michigan and Federal Courts; 1982, Florida. Education: Michigan State University (B.A. with honors, 1977); and University of Detroit (J.D., 1981).  Member: Macomb County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; and Florida Bar Association. (Arbitrator; Mediator; Facilitator; Case Evaluator; First and Third Party Automobile Litigation; Premises Liability Litigation; Employment Discrimination; Labor Law; and General Civil Litigation.)

 

ARMAND VELARDO, born in Detroit, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1983, Michigan and Federal Courts. Education: Wayne State University (B.S.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1980); Wayne State University (J.D., 1982); and Wayne State University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1986). AuthorHow to Help Your Children During and After a Divorce. Member: Macomb County Bar Association; Italian American Bar Association and State Bar of Michigan. Certified Public Accountant, 1983. Previous experience with one of the largest law firms in Michigan, with an international accounting firm, and as a lecturer on Tax and Estate Planning issues. (Acquisitions; Arbitrator; Banking; Case Evaluator;  Facilitator; Mediator; General Civil Litigation; Corporate Planning; Estate Planning; Family Law; Mergers; Personal Injury; Probate; Real Estate; Shareholder Disputes; and Tax Issues.)

 

JAMES M. NOVARA, born in Detroit, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1986, Michigan and Federal Courts.  Education: University of Michigan (B.S.A., 1982); University of Detroit (J.D., 1986); and Wayne State University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1991).  Author: “Michigan Liquor Control Commission: Obtaining an Off-Premises Liquor License,” Michigan Corporation Finance & Business Law Journal, Vol 8, Issue 2, 1985. Member: Macomb County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association; (Member, Taxation Section); and American Trial Lawyers Association. (Insurance Defense Trial Lawyer; Assistant City Attorney, Mount Clemens; Banking; Tax and Corporate Law; Real Estate; Municipal Law; and Personal Injury.)

 

JEFFREY L. VER BEEK, born in Muskegon, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1984, Michigan, Federal and Supreme Courts.  Education: Hope College (B.A., 1981); and University of Detroit (J.D., 1984).  Member: Macomb County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; and American Bar Association. (Insurance Law; Personal Injury; General Civil Litigation; Arbitrator; Case Evaluator; Facilitator; Mediator; and Assistant City Attorney, Mount Clemens.)­­­­­­

 

JENNIFER A. REIZEN, born in Royal Oak, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1996, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.S. 1992); and Detroit College of Law (J.D. 1996). Member: Macomb County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association; and Women’s Bar Association. (Insurance Defense Trial Lawyer; First and Third Party Automobile Litigation; General Civil Litigation; First Party Fraud Litigation; Premises Liability Litigation; Arbitrator; and Facilitator.)

 

DARWIN L. BURKE, JR., born in Bedford, Virginia; admitted to the bar in 2001, Michigan, Federal and Supreme Courts. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 1996); and University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2001).  Member: Macomb County Bar Association; and State Bar of Michigan. (Insurance Defense Trial Lawyer; First and Third Party Automobile Litigation; Insurance Coverage; General Civil Litigation; and Appellate Practice.)

 

MICHAEL OBLIZAJEK, born in Warren, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 2001, Michigan.  Education:  Oakland University (B.S., 1996); and University of Detroit Mercy, (J.D., 2000).  Member: Macomb County Bar Association; Oakland County Bar Association; American Bar Association; and State Bar of Michigan.  (Corporate Planning; Estate Planning; Family Law; General Civil Litigation; and Probate.)

 

CHRISTEN L. FOX, born in Port Huron, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 2013, Michigan and Federal Courts. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 2009); and University of Detroit Mercy (J.D., 2012). Member: Macomb County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan. (Insurance Defense Trial Lawyer; First and Third Party Automobile Litigation; Premises Liability Litigation; and General Civil Litigation.)

 

JAMES D. RENO, born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 2009, Michigan and Federal Courts.  Education: Central Michigan University (B.S. 2005); and Wayne State University Law School (J.D. 2009).  Member: State Bar of Michigan, Association of Defense Trial Counsel.  (Insurance Defense Trial Lawyer; First and Third Party Automobile Litigation; Premises Liability Litigation; Construction Litigation; First Party Fraud Litigation; and General Civil Litigation.)

 

PAUL C. SHAILOR, born in Royal Oak, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 2014, Michigan Courts.  Education: Central Michigan University (B.S. Cum Laude, 2010); and Wayne State University Law School (J.D. 2013).  Member: State Bar of Michigan (Insurance Defense; First and Third Party Automobile Litigation; Premises Liability Litigation; Dog Bite Litigation; and General Civil Litigation.)