Alumni Board of Directors

                

As a graduate of Detroit Mercy Law, you are part of an alumni network, more than 8,000 strong. Led by the Board of Directors, the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association is an active, engaged group that supports a variety of events and programming intended to improve the law school experience for students while enhancing the connection of alumni to their alma mater.

Your time, participation and commitment as a member of the Alumni Association not only supports the school, it helps boost your career opportunities and expands your social and professional network. Get involved. Stay involved. Make a difference. 

Officers

Hon. Michael J. Riordan ’90 - President
Michigan Court of Appeals, (313) 972-5662mriordan@courts.mi.gov

Edward G. Lennon ’88 - President, Emeritus
Lennon Law, PLLC, (248) 723-1276,  elennon@lennonlawpllc.com

Kyle R. Dufrane ’98 - Vice President
Dykema Gossett PLLC, (248) 203-0840, kdufrane@dykema.com

Kelly R. Houk ’13 - Vice President
Dykema Gossett PLLC, (313) 568-6530, khouk@dykema.com

Sarah Simmons ’11 - Secretary
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, (248) 319-7436, sarah.simmons@yfai.com 

Gregory G. Thiess ’79 - Executive Committee
Carus Group, (815) 224-6501, gregory.thiess@gmail.com  

Members

Mikyia S. Aaron ’15
Laborers Local 1191, (313) 894-2241, msaaron@laborers1191.org

Camilla Barkovic ’13
(586) 773-2120, camillabarkovic@gmail.com

Hon. Michael J. Beale ’90
Midland County Circuit Court, (989) 832-6830, mbeale@co.midland.mi.us

Ponce D. Clay '15
The Clay Group, LLC, ponceclay@hotmail.com

Dennis L. Dabney ’00
Kaiser Permanente, (510) 267-7714, Dennis.L.Dabney@kp.org

Bernard J. Fuhs '06
Butzel Long, PC, (313) 225-7000, fuhs@butzel.com

Kenneth H. Hemler '07
Dow Chemical Company, (989) 636-7085, Kenneth.Hemler@gmail.com

Mylika L. Johnson '13
Schiff Hardin LLP, (734) 222-1503, mjohnson@schiffhardin.com

Hon. Terrance A. Keith '84
Wayne County Probate Court, (313) 224-5668, tkeith@wcpc.us

Patrick C. Lannen '09
Plunkett Cooney, PC, (248) 901-4027, plannen@plunkettcooney.com

Scott K. Lites '85
Plunkett Cooney, PC, (248) 901-4074, slites@plunkettcooney.com

Lori Mireles-Smith ’18
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, (313) 967-2847, lorimireles-smith@comcast.net

Christina I. Nassar '10
Meridian Lightweight Technologies, (248) 663-8077, cnassar@meridian-mag.com

James E. Tamm ’85
O'Connor De Grazia Tamm & O'Connor PC, (248) 433-2000, jetamm@odtlegal.com

Macie D. Tuiasosopo-Gaines '13
Toa Law Firm, PLC, (248) 733-3378, macie@toalawfirm.com

Matthew L. Vicari '90
Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, PLC, (616) 831-1700, vicarim@millerjohnson.com

Mark A. Wisniewski ’90
Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook, PC, (313) 965-6930, mark.wisniewski@kitch.com

Justin S. Zatkoff ’14
Dickinson Wright, (248) 433-7673, jzatkoff@dickinson-wright.com

Student Liaison

Aryell Pasternak '20
President, Student Bar Association, pasteraa@udmercy.edu

Detroit Mercy Law Representatives 

Phyllis L. Crocker, Dean and Professor of Law
(313) 596-0288, crockepl@udmercy.edu

April L. Ellison, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
(313) 596-0202, ellisoal@udmercy.edu