Golden Gavel Award

2021 Golden Gavel Award   Morgan D. Schut 2021 Recipient The Golden Gavel Award is given to a member who has not practiced law for a period longer than 10 years. Recognized by significant achievement within their area of practice, community, and the advancement of...

Volunteer of the Year Award

2021 Volunteer of the Year   Anita Comorski 2021 Recipient This award is given in recognition of her generous and enthusiastic contributions to the mission and goals of MDTC.           Anita ComorskiTanoury Nauts McKinney & Garbarino...

Respected Advocate Award (RAA)

Respected Advocate Award (RAA) MDTC Recipient   Jabran G. Yasso Sommers Schwartz PCjyasso@sommerspc.com MAJ Recipient TBA TBA Email Every year MDTC and MAJ each present a “Respected Advocate Award.” The MDTC annually gives the award to a member of the...

Presidents’ Special Recognition Award

President's Special Recognition Award In recognition of their tireless and exceptional leadership and extraordinary contributions to the mission and goals of MDTC.   2020 Recipient Richard Joppich The Kitch Firm richard.joppich@kitch.com Prior Recipients 2019 Cline,...

MDTC John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award

2020 John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award   Susan Zitterman 2020 Recipient In 2017, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) established a new, major prestigious award entitled MDTC’s “John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award”. The award is designed to honor those...

Excellence In Defense Award

2020 Excellence In Defense Award Michael J. Sullivan 2021 Recipient Established in 1992, the Annual Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) “Excellence in Defense Award” is designed to honor those civil defense counsel who have over a number of years through...