Golden Gavel Award

2020 Golden Gavel Award   Javon Williams 2020 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

2019 Volunteer of the Year   Anita Comorski 2020 Recipient This award is given in recognition of his/her generous and enthusiastic contributions to the mission and goals of MDTC.           Anita ComorskiTanoury Nauts McKinney & Garbarino...

Respected Advocate Award (RAA)

President's Special Recognition Award MDTC Recipient Jody L. AaronMcKeen & Associates PCjaaron@mckeenassociates.com MAJ Recipient Walter SmithKent E. Gorsuch & Associateswalter.smith.qetk@statefarm.com Every year MDTC and MAJ each present a “Respected...

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   Patricia Nemeth 2020 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...