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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-04-10

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The Family Law Firm
of Hauer & Snover is
proud to announce that
Harvey I. Hauer, a
shareholder of the firm,
has been selected by
his peers for inclusion
in the Best Lawyers of

America 2014. He has also been included
in the Michigan Super Lawyers magazine
and as a leading lawyer in Michigan by
the law Bulletin Publishing Company.
Mark A. Snover has also been selected
by his peers as a leading lawyer in Family
Law. He is also named to the Bar Register
of Preeminent Lawyers and is a frequent
author in family law publications. Jordan
S. Dizik of Birmingham has joined the
law firm. He is a recent graduate of the
University of Detroit Law School where
he was awarded a Dean's Scholarship for
academic excellence in each of his three
years of law school. He is a co-founder and
board member of the Michigan Chapter
of the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee's Young Leadership Network.

Jessica Woll, managing
partner of Woll & Woll
P.C., a Michigan-based
divorce and family law
practice with particular
expertise in complex
family law issues, has
been named a Leader
in the Law by Michigan
Lawyers Weekly. Celebrating 20 years as a
firm in 2014, Woll & Woll saw Jessica as
managing partner, remaining a leader in
divorce and family law issues. She is also a
member of the National Council of Jewish
Women, Metro Detroit section.

Gerald "Jerry" Acker,
co-founder and senior
partner of Goodman
Acker P.C., was named
one of Michigan Lawyers
Weekly's 2014 Leaders
in the Law. Acker, a
personal injury attorney,
founded his Southfield-
based firm more than 20 years ago. He is
president of the Michigan Association for
Justice and is well known for his political
volunteerism at both the state and national

selected for her many contributions over
the years as a community leader, her
steadfast dedication to civic activities, and
her commitment to advocacy and cam-
paigns aimed at improving the lives of citi-
zens throughout the state of Michigan.

Stephen J. Markman,
Justice of the Michigan
Supreme Court and
former U.S. Justice
Department official,
has been elected to a
four-year term on the
board of directors of
Thomas M. Cooley
Law School. Markman was appointed to
the Michigan Supreme Court by Gov.
John Engler in 1999 and was elected to
that bench by Michigan's voters in 2000,
2004 and 2012.

illuminate a more just vision of society.
Fink, working as a journalist, wrote
a New York Times Magazine article
"The Deadly Choices at Memorial;'
which earned her a Pulitzer Prize for
investigative reporting.

>> here's to

The Urban Land
Institute Michigan (ULI
Michigan) will present
Dan Gilbert with its
2014 Placemaker Award
on Thursday, May 15, at
the Westin Book Cadillac
Detroit. As the founder
and chairman of Detroit-
based Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans,
Gilbert is being recognized for his role in
leading the transformation of a great
American city through real estate invest-
ments, place-making initiatives, and the
relocation of many of his businesses and
employees to Downtown Detroit.

The National Council of
Jewish Women installed
Sharon Lipton of
Waterford as assistant
recording secretary at
the organization's recent
national convention.
Lipton is a past president
of NCJW, Greater Detroit
Section and also served as vice president
for public affairs and education and admin-
istration and finance. She is president of the
Jewish Community Relations Council and
the Michigan Jewish Conference, as well as
a board member of the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit.

The Detroit Field Office
of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI)
announced that Betsy
Kellman was named the
recipient of the 2013 FBI
Director's Community
Leadership Award,
which is presented
annually by the FBI Director, James
Comey, to a recipient in each of the FBI's
56 domestic field offices. Kellman was

Dr. Scott A. Gruber,
chief of staff of the
Detroit VA Healthcare
System, associate dean
for veterans' affairs and
professor of surgery at
Wayne State University
School of Medicine, was
recently named presi-
dent-elect of the Central Surgical
Association (CSA), at its annual meeting.

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed new
U.S. district court judges for the Eastern
District of Michigan. They are Matthew
Frederick Leitman, Judith Ellen Levy
and Laurie J. Michelson. Leitman is a
principal at Miller Canfield law firm. Levy
has been as assistant U.S. attorney since
2000. Michelson has been a federal magis-
trate in Detroit since 2011.

The College of Fine, Performing and
Communication Arts at Wayne State
University presented its 35th Arts
Achievement Awards. The awards rec-
ognize outstanding alumni and former
students of Wayne State University for
their dedication to, and advocacy for, the
arts and communication and for achieve-
ments in their respective fields. Career
Achievement Award in the Field of Music,
Department of Music went to Jerry Grant,
composer and conductor for film and tele-
vision. Career Achievement Award in the
Field of Communication, Department of
Communication went to Elliot Wilhelm,
film curator for the Detroit Film Theatre,
Detroit Institute of Arts.

Richard Astrein of
Huntington Woods is a
new member of the
board of directors of
Beaumont Health
System. He is president
and owner of Astrein
Creative Jewelers in
Birmingham and has
been a Beaumont trustee since 2002. He
is also a co-chair of Stars and Guitars, a
fundraising event benefitting the Main
Pediatric Cancer Survivor Scholarship

Beaumont Health System recently
elected new trustees. Among them are
Stephen Eisenberg of Bloomfield Hills,
president of Kenwal Steele Corp.; and
Howard Wolpin of Franklin, owner and
president of Great Lakes Beverage Co.

U-M grad Sheri Fink has won the
Ridenhour Book Prize for her book Five
Days at Memorial, which chronicles life
at a New Orleans medical center in the
days of Hurricane Katrina.
Ridenhour Prizes "recognize and
encourage those who persevere in acts
of truth-telling that protect the public
interest, promote social justice or

Farrell Fritz attorneys
announced that partner
Alon Y. Kapen received
the American Jewish
Island's Civic
Leadership award.
Kapen of Centerport,
N.Y., formerly of West
Bloomfield, is former president of AJC-
Long Island. He is a corporate attorney
who represents entrepreneurs and
emerging growth companies and their
private and institutional investors. He is
the editor and a frequent contributor to
the firm's New York Venture Hub blog.



Cooley Law School Professor Alan M.
Gershel, along with Cooley student
volunteers, received the Justice for All
Award at the Criminal Defense Attorneys
of Michigan's annual awards. They were
honored for their investigation into
convictions that arose from evidence
presented by the discredited and now
closed Detroit Crime Lab Unit. Stuart
Friedman is a CDAM board member and
award committee chair.


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