ICBA_BRIEFS_February2017

RAINSING THE BAR

RAISING THE BAR

Marshall, Zurek join Willingham & Cotè Willingham & Cotè, P.C. announced the addition of Theodore (Ted) Marshall and

cycling, active transportation and self-advocacy education. Waldman received the award for his tireless efforts representing injured bicyclists across Michigan and fighting for cyclists’ rights, as well as his legislative efforts to make the roads safer for cyclists. Waldman is a partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing, where he oversees the firm’s Bicycle Law Group. He is a member of Bike Law, a national network of attorneys dedicated to representing bicyclists and educating the non-cycling community about cyclists’ rights. A competitive cyclist himself, Waldman is a board member of the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) and, in 2013, received the LMB’s “Bicycle Advocacy Award.” Waldman is a past president and a member of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), a member of the Coalition Protecting Auto No- Fault (CPAN), the ICBA, the American Association for Justice, the American Constitutional Society and the American Civil Liberties Union. He is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Illinois. Fraser Trebilcock expands intellectual property practice Fraser Trebilcock announced the expansion of its intellectual property law practice with the addition of attorney Richard C. Vershave . In addition to his law degree, Vershave holds a BSE in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

For more than a decade, Vershave has worked with inventors and companies from coast-to- coast on all areas of Intellectual Property Law, including trademarks, copyrights, patent prosecution and litigation, as well as in preparing licensing and other types of technology transfer agreements. Vershave is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and focuses his practice on a variety of technologies such as powered vehicles, air and space systems and structures, reinforced composites, computer hardware, sensors and control systems, and medical devices, to name a few. Additionally, his practice includes trademark matters, reexamination (post-grant) proceedings, accelerated patent examination proceedings, due diligence evaluations, clearance studies, infringement, invalidity and patentability opinions, confidentiality agreements, and strategic intellectual property portfolio development and management. Prior to earning his law degree, Vershave worked as a Structural Aerospace Engineer at The Boeing Company on wing structures, high lift systems, electromechanical power generation systems, landing gear systems and complex gear systems. He is veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Vershave

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and estates attorneys, judges, probate court registers, and other professionals. Teahan currently chairs Fraser Trebilcock’s Trusts and Estates Department and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC). She also serves as an officer of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Capital Region Community Foundation. Teahan has achieved an AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named in both Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer publications since 2010. In 2015 and 2016, Marlaine was named to the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers List. Waldman is Michigan Cyclist of the Year Lansing personal injury attorney Bryan J. Waldman has been named “Michigan Cyclist of the Year” by Programs

Zachary (Zach) Zurek to its firm. Both attorneys are members of the firm’s Litigation Group, with an emphasis on insurance coverage and defense. Marshall earned his law degree in 2016 at Wayne State University School of Law, and was recently admitted to the Bar. While in law school he served as the President of The Federalist Society and participated in the Wayne State Business and Community Law Clinic. Zurek earned his law degree in 2012 at the University of Michigan Law School and has successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate level.

Marshall

to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC). The award is presented to the individual who has made the most significant contribution to cycling in the State of Michigan throughout the year. PEAC is a non- profit organization that

Zurek

Loomis Law names officers The Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting P.C. law firm is pleased to announce its 2017 officers and Executive Committee.

empowers those with disabilities through

Waldman

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