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

Anita Comorski Volunteer Award

  Sarah E. Cherry 2023 Recipient This award is given in recognition of her generous and enthusiastic contributions to the mission and goals of MDTC.           Sarah E. CherryOttenwess Law PLCscherry@ottenwesslaw.com Prior Recipients 2020 Anita...

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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.   2023 Recipient Frederick V. Livingston Novara Tesija & Catenacci PLLC fvl@novaralaw.com Prior Recipients 2021 Frederick Livingston 2020...

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Excellence In Defense Award

  James G. Gross and John T. Eads III 2023 Recipients James G. GrossJames G. Gross PLC jgross@gnsappeals.com Established in 1992, the Annual Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) "Excellence in Defense Award" is designed to honor those civil defense counsel who have...

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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

Hon. Edward Ewell, Jr. 2023 Award RecipientHon. Edward Ewell, Jr. Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court edward.ewell@3rdcc.org​ 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...

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Golden Gavel Award

Kyle C. Kamidoi and Nicole C. Joseph-Windecker 2023 Recipients Kyle Kamidoi,Garan Lucow Miller PC kkamidoi@garanlucow.com 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...

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Respected Advocate Award (RAA)

MDTC Recipient Chad D. EngelhardtGoethel Engelhardt PLLCchad@cmtjustice.comMAJ Recipient Kevin M. LesperanceHenn Lesperance PLCkml@hennlesperance.comEvery year MDTC and MAJ each present a "Respected Advocate Award." The MDTC annually gives the award to a member of the...

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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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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 Kwamé L. Rowe 2023 Award RecipientHonorable Kwamé L. Rowe Oakland County 6th Circuit Court​This award commends judges for their service to and on behalf of the civil bar, the legal profession, and the public. It was established to recognize judges who have...

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