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Author, Algonquin Elegy: Tom Thomson's Last Spring, a 250-page historical novel published in 2005 telling the tragic story of the Canadian landscape artist's drowning in Algonquin Park's Canoe Lake in 1917.  


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Neil J. Lehto, Esq.

4051 Wakefield Road.
Berkley, MI, 48072-1409

Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 65%
    38 years
  2. Media: 25%
    38 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    38 years



Hourly ($90-225/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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MIActive And In Good Standing197805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Clarity Award for Legal DraftingPlain English Committee of the State Bar of Michigan1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ANeil J. Lehto, Esq.2003 - Present
AttorneySykora Law Office PLLC2006 - 2008
ShareholderO'Reilly Rancilio PC1978 - 2003
Law Clerk/Court Officer52/3 District Court1975 - 1977
ReporterThe Daily Tribune1968 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and AdvisorsMember2000 - Present
Public Corporation Law Section, State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1978 - Present
Arts, Communications & Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of MichiganMember1978 - Present
Michigan Association of Municipal AttorneysMember1978 - Present
Sanilac County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Michigan Chapter of the Alliance for Community MediaPresident1999 - 2003
Macomb County Bar AssociationChairman, Cable TV Committee1993 - 2003
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember1978 - 2004
Detroit College of Law ReviewManaging Editor Student Articles1976 - 1978
General Practice Section, American Bar AssociationLaw Student Liaison1975 - 1977
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Continental Cablevision of Michigan, Inc., d/b/a Continental Cablevision of Roseville v City of Roseville, 430 Mich 727 (1988).Win.
Comcast Cablevision of Sterling Heights, Inc. v City of Sterling Heights, 178 Mich App 177 (1989).Win
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Publication nameTitleDate
Algonquin Elegy: Tom Thomson's LastHistorical Novel2005
Public Corporation Law QuarterlyMunicipal Authority Over Pipelines2004
Protecting Free Speech and Expression: The First Amendment and Land Use Law,History of Cable Television Regulation2001
Michigan Bar JournalOne of Michigan’s Smallest Cable TV Operator’s Making Law in a Big Way1998
Thomas M. Cooley Law ReviewPublic Utility Franchise Requirements: Regulating Cable Television the Old-Fashioned Way1991
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Entertainment and Sports Law JournalCivil Liability for Failing to Report Child Abuse1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Michigan Military AcademyOfficer Candidate SchoolN/A1976
Wayne State UniversityJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1974