One my proudest accomplishments as an auto accident lawyer is the mentoring program I created at Michigan Auto Law, which has resulted in the law firm hiring three talented new attorneys. These attorneys were highly accomplished law students and Michigan Auto Law clerks, who demonstrated a commitment to helping people.
Plaintiff personal injury litigation hasn’t traditionally attracted the top law students. But I’m changing the perception that it’s somehow more noble or desirable to represent an insurance company or big corporation than it is to help honest, ordinary people. I believe that by taking truly talented and remarkable law students (all of the firm’s current clerks are also on Law Review and Moot Court) and molding them into personal injury attorneys who practice with dignity, respect, honesty and top-notch legal excellence, we’re leaving a lasting legacy and commitment to civil justice in the state of Michigan.
Below is a press release about our new auto accident lawyers:
SOUTHFIELD — Michigan Auto Law (Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten and Raitt, PC) welcomes three new attorneys to the firm’s Southfield office – Brandon M. Hewitt, Kathleen E. Johnson and Alison F. Tomak.
Hewitt, a Grand Rapids lawyer, joins the firm’s pre-suit and litigation divisions. He has a bachelors degree in industry management and marketing from Ferris State University, where he was chartering officer of the Golden Key International Honour Society, and finished Summa Cum Laude. Hewitt earned his juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School, where he garnered Cum Laude honors. Hewitt, who began his career with Michigan Auto Law as a clerk, is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Michigan Association for Justice. He was a speaker at Ferris State University’s Honors Awards ceremonies due to his current success and extensive academic leadership.
Johnson, a Howell attorney, will write briefs and motions for Michigan Auto Law. Johnson proves to have excellent literary skills with a bachelors degree in English from the University of Michigan. At Michigan State University College of Law, she participated as an oralist on the law school Moot Court Board, and finished Magna Cum Laude. Prior to joining the law firm, Johnson was a clerk for Judge Stanley J. Latreille of the 44th Circuit Court in Livingston County. She is a member of the Livingston County Bar Association.
Tomak (not pictured), is a Royal Oak litigation attorney. She also began her career with Michigan Auto Law as a clerk. Tomak graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University’s Honors College and journalism school. While earning her law degree at the University of Detroit Mercy, she was an editor of the Law Review and held an internship as a clerk for Judge Denise Page Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Tomak is a member of the academic society Phi Beta Kappa. In 2008, she won a Negligence Law Section scholarship from the State Bar of Michigan.