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Texting + Driving = Dangerous… Even Deadly

The week of Thanksgiving is the busiest and most dangerous travel time of the year. We’re highlighting some new innovations, available to stop distracted driving. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, millions of Americans are preparing to hit the road for their holiday celebrations. College students are packing their laundry and distant relatives are…

Dog Bites: It Can Happen to Anyone

$300,000 Settlement Helps Family Recover After Baby is Bitten by Pit Bull It was supposed to be a fun-filled summer afternoon. A Michigan couple and their 19-month old daughter, Claire, were enjoying a friend’s back-yard barbeque. Claire was having fun helping the hostess roll a ball and play fetch with the family’s pit bull. The…

Michigan’s Helmet Law: What You Need to Know

A recent study looked at the fatality rate for motorcyclists who don’t wear helmets. Have you or someone you know been injured in a motorcycle accident? We can help. Recent media coverage of a University of Michigan study caught our attention. The headline reads, “Fatalities double for motorcyclists without helmets.” Those are some eye-opening statistics…

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…