What happens after I file my Social Security application?

We are asked all the time: What happens after I file my Social Security application? Unfortunately, the process in bound in governmental red tape and can be confusing to say the least. Here is a brief overview of what takes place after you file your Social Security application: Application confirmation – Social Security will mail…

Five Girls. One Mission: Diapers for the D

Diapers for the D collected and distributed 55,000 diapers to Detroit families in 2015. This year, they’re striving for 100,000, and we’re helping to make it happen. When five high-school girls started volunteering at the Development Centers of Detroit, they expected to help people with serious day-to-day challenges including: housing, food, and jobs. But they…

Project Backpack: A Grandmother’s Letter

For the past two years, our firm has proudly donated a total of 55,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Detroit Public School students. Project Backpack has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children. Summer Lawrence is one of them. Her grandmother, Sherry Lawrence, sent us a letter describing in her own words the…

A Huge “Thank You” To Our Backpack Volunteers

33,000 backpacks are stuffed with school supplies and ready for Detroit students. Standing at the top of this mountain of backpacks was a truly overwhelming experience. Each one of these colorful bags represents a child in kindergarten, elementary school or middle school, who will pull out the notebooks, the folders, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and…

Mike Morse Receives Spirit of Detroit Award for Backpack Donations

On Tuesday, October 20, the Detroit City Council will present Attorney Mike Morse with an award which celebrates the heart, generosity, character and commitment that the statue after which it was named embodies: The Spirit of Detroit. Given to honor individuals or organizations for outstanding achievement or service to the citizens of Detroit, the Spirit…

WINTER WARNING: Slip and Falls on Snow and Ice

Every year, right about this time, when Michigan gets slammed with winter weather, my office receives hundreds of calls from people who have been injured in bad falls on snow and ice. They have lots of questions about what their rights are, and what do land owners have to do to keep the roads, parking…

Michigan Drivers say Hi to Old Man Winter

Last week wintry weather blasted back to Michigan with snow accumulations of 3” or
more on the west side of the state and four feet of snow near Iron Mountain in the UP!
As our roads get slick and we navigate our way to work, to school or even to get a jump
start on our holiday shopping, accidents happen as drivers skid and slide on snow and
ice. Every year, when the first serious snowfall causes crashes, we all remark that our
fellow Michiganders seem to have forgotten how to drive. Now is the time we should all be
reminded to put good snow and ice safe driving habits back into practice and keep them
top of mind and my clients are already asking what they can do to be safe on the roads
this winter.