Awards

 

Award Nomination Forms

2022 – 2023

 

Excellence in Defense Award

Golden Gavel Award

John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award (Note: Not awarded until 2023)

Best Article Award

 

Recent Award Recipients

Best Article Award

  Michael J. Cook, Trent B. Collier 2022 Recipients Read the Article Here Michael J. Cook,Collins Einhorn Farrell michael.cook@ceflawyers.com   Trent B. Collier,Collins Einhorn Farrell trent.collier@ceflawyers.com Submissions The Quarterly is organized by volume....

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Regional Judicial Award

Emily Donnellon 2022 Award Recipient Emily Donnellon Genesee County 7th Circuit Court edonnellon@co.genesee.mi.us ​ The award recipient will be selected by the region leaders & members in that area. The criteria for this award will be the same as what the board...

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Golden Gavel Award

  Troy Brandon Ayers 2022 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 “young attorneys”....

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Anita Comorski Volunteer Award

  Deborah Brouwer 2021 Recipient This award is given in recognition of her generous and enthusiastic contributions to the mission and goals of MDTC.           Deborah BrouwerNemeth Law PCdbrouwer@nemethlawpc.com Prior Recipients 2020 Anita...

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Respected Advocate Award (RAA)

MDTC Recipient Donna M. MacKenzieOlsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallacedmackenzie@olsmanlaw.com MAJ Recipient Deborah A. LujanCollins Einhorn Farrell PCdeborah.lujan@ceflawyers.com Every year MDTC and MAJ each present a "Respected Advocate Award." The MDTC annually...

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Presidents’ Special Recognition Award

In recognition of their tireless and exceptional leadership and extraordinary contributions to the mission and goals of MDTC.   2021 Recipient John Hohmeier Scarfone & Geen PC jhohmeier@scarfone-geen.com Prior Recipients 2020 Richard Joppich 2019 Cline, Cline...

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John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award

  Dan S. Saylor 2022 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 civil appellate attorneys who have over a...

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Excellence In Defense Award

  Wilson A. Copeland, II 2022 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 their professionalism, intelligence,...

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DRI Award

DRI would like to honor those individuals who have supported and improved the standards and education of the defense bar by recognizing their contributions of the improvement of the administration of justice in the public interest.

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Judicial Award

Honorable Richard L. Caretti 2022 Award RecipientHonorable Richard L. Caretti Macomb County 16th Circuit Court richard.caretti@macombgov.org​This award commends judges for their service to and on behalf of the civil bar, the legal profession, and the public. It was...

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