Michigan Lawyers Weekly is proud to announce the 30 lawyers selected as the “Women in the Law” Class of 2020.
The honorees have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and set an example for other lawyers. They are pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models. They have demonstrated tremendous leadership and offer a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of the law.
Every year we look forward to celebrating the Women of Law honorees. But because the current requirements of social distancing don’t permit us to safely come together in person, we will celebrate the Class of 2020 at a COVID-compliant virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
In addition announcing the “Woman of the Year,” who will be selected by the class, the event will recognize each honoree individually; guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program and congratulate and celebrate the honorees via social media platforms from their homes or offices.
The honorees will be profiled in a special section appearing in the Oct. 12 issue of MiLW.
Congratulations to the Women in the Law Class of 2020:
Celeste E. Arduino, Member, Bodman PLC, Troy
Mary A. Bowen, Assistant City Attorney, City of Lansing, Lansing
Michelle Carter Pierce, General Counsel, Centria Healthcare, Farmington Hills
Alena M. Clark, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office, Flint
Dean Phyllis L. Crocker, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit
Laura J. Davis, Partner, Honigman LLP, Detroit
Maria Fracassa Dwyer, Member, Clark Hill PLC, Detroit
Angela Emmerling Shapiro, Shareholder, Butzel Long, Detroit
Amanda M. Fielder, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, Grand Rapids
Joanne Geha Swanson, Member, Kerr Russell & Weber PLLC, Detroit
Lisa A. Hall, Partner, Plunkett Cooney, Grand Rapids
Michelle C. Harrell, Shareholder, Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller, Southfield
Stacey L. Heinonen, Mike Morse Law Firm, Southfield
Linda D. Kennedy, Partner, Panagos Kennedy PLLC, Troy
Sarah A. Kirkwood, Senior Vice President and Head of Legal NA, ZF Group, Livonia
Stephani LaBelle, Lead Attorney, Project Clean Slate, City of Detroit Law Department, Detroit
Theresamarie Mantese, Partner, Mantese Honigman PLC, Troy
Hon. Mona K. Majzoub (retired), Mona K. Majzoub Dispute Resolutions, PLLC, Dearborn
Chiara F. Mattieson, Mattieson Law PLC, Northville
Bonnie Mayfield, Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Bloomfield Hills
Lynda D. McGhee, Executive Director, Michigan Children’s Law Center, Detroit
Linda M. McGrail, Shareholder, O’Reilly Rancilio, Sterling Heights
Kelly M. Neumann, Owner/Principal, Neumann Law Group, Traverse City
Deborah S. Rubin, Associate, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, Southfield
Leigh M. Schultz, Principal, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC, Kalamazoo
Mary Kay Shaver, Partner, Varnum LLP, Grand Rapids
Shawndrica N. Simmons, Founder, Simmons Legal/The LawChic, Pontiac
Stacy L. Van Dyken, Owner, Stacy L. Van Dyken Law, Grand Rapids
Nicole E. Wilinski, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, Southfield
Catherine A. Witherspoon, Shareholder, Garan Lucow Miller PC, Troy