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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI, 48933-2114


MIActive And In Good Standing197911/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
ListedSuper Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
ListedSuper Lawyers2009
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
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Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney AwardIngham County Bar Association2001
One of Ten Outstanding Michigan LawyersLawyers WeeklyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderFoster Swift Collins & Smith PC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganJudicial Qualifications CommitteeN/A
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Michigan State Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMemberN/A
Ingham County Bar AssociationCommittee MemberN/A
Federal Judicial Center FoundationMagistrate Judge Education Advisory CommitteeN/A
National Sentencing AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Briefs (ICBA)An Adventure to the Bottom of the World2010
Briefs (ICBA)Michigan Sentencing Guidelines Calculation1996
Briefs (ICBA)High Profile Cases and the Media1995
Briefs (ICBA)Community Corrections1992
Briefs (ICBA)Domestic Relations-Mediation/Trial1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Michigan State UniversityN/AMA - Masters1975
Michigan State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Prosecuting Attorneys Association of MichiganProsecutor Intern Training2010
Panel Program - Claude McCollum CaseJustice or Injustice2010
Foster Swift - CLE RoomBuilding a Trial Book2010
Thomas M. Cooley Law ReviewCSI Effect2009