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  2. Constitutional: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Entertainment: 20%
  5. Employment: 20%

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  • Ray Edward Richards II

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Contact info

Cummings, McClorey, Davis, Acho, P.L.C.

33900 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI, 48150

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200101/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Sports Lawyers In AmericaNew York Times2014
Best Sports Lawyer In Metro DetroitDBusiness Magazine2013
Federal Court Pro Bono Award Multi-Time RecipientUnited States District Court, Detroit, MI2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner (2015); Associate (2000-2015)Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho2000 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
MI Assoc Of Justice (formerly MTLA)Member2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ernie Fazio & Al Moran, et al v Major League Baseball and Bug Selig, et alAfter nearly a decade, MLB agreed to pay the class of retired MLB players represented by James Acho $10,000 per man for two years in recognition of their efforts in growing the national pastime. (See case details below)
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Law 360 MagazineSports Attorney James Acho On The New England Patriots Deflategate Dilemma2015
Detroit Legal NewsStepping Up To The Plate: Acho Went To Bat For Former Ballplayers2014
SportsReviewMagazine.comEditor (2006-2008)2008
Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel Panel & Roundtable Discussion On Retired Athlete Issues2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne, INBroadcastingBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBC Sports/ Pro Football Talk; NFL Network/Sirius XM NFL Radio;NFL Players Association Election and Retired Players Isues (Benefits, Concussions, etc)2015
ESPN Radio (Interviewed on 20+ affiliates nationally)NFL Players Association Election and Retired Players Isues (Benefits, Concussions, etc)2015
CBS Sports Radio; Jim Rome ShowNFL Players Association Election and Retired Players Isues (Benefits, Concussions, etc)2015
WJR (Frank Beckmann Show), WWJ, ESPN, CBS Sports Radio, Yahoo Sports RadioNCAA College Athletes Unionizing2014
CNN, NY Times, L.A. Times, Det. Free Press, Det. News, Chi. Sun Times, USA Today, The Sporting NewsFor 15 Years Have Disccused MLB Pension Lawsuit/NFL Benefits Issues In Print & Radio/TV2002
Presentations To Multiple Police Departments In Metro Detroit On Updates In The Law/Litigation Avoidance Since 2000--Present DayPolice Litigation (Defense)2000