Awards

 

Award Nomination Forms

2021 – 2022

 

Excellence in Defense Award

Golden Gavel Award

John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award (Note: Not awarded until 2022)

Best Article Award

 

Recent Award Recipients

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 “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 2021 Anita...

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Respected Advocate Award (RAA)

MDTC Recipient   Jabran G. Yasso Sommers Schwartz PCjyasso@sommerspc.com MAJ Recipient Michelle CrockettMiller Canfield Paddock & Stonecrockett@millercanfield.com Every year MDTC and MAJ each present a "Respected Advocate Award." The MDTC annually gives the award...

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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

  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 civil appellate attorneys who have over a...

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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 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

Judge Leslie Kim Smith 2021 Award RecipientJudge Leslie Kim SmithWayne County 3rd Circuit Courtjudgesmith-court@3rdcc.org​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...

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