Robert M. Thrun, '59, retires after serving the Thrun Law firm for nearly 50 years. The firm was started in 1948 by Thrun's father and has grown to now include 27 attorneys staffing offices in East Lansing and Bloomfield Hills.
February 9, 2009
Howard A. Maturen, '57, was featured on mlive.com in an article titled "Howard Maturen, 78, keeps playing in Midland slowpitch league." Article available at http://www.mlive.com/sports/saginaw/index.ssf/2009/07/howard_maturen_78_keeps_playin.html
July 30, 2009
Damon Keith, '56, (LL.M.) will be honored May 1 with a 2013 Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit. The award will be presented in Washington, D.C., during Law Day 2013 by the Washington Bar Association and the Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation. Criteria for the annual award include a jurisprudence that recognizes law as an organism for social justice through social engineering; impels and challenges people to leadership and service for the betterment of the human race, and serves and operates to disrobe and destroy the human-perceived encumbrances and trappings of birth, origin, color, creed or religion. A native Detroiter, Keith has served as a Court of Appeals judge since 1977. Before that, he was chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Keith, for whom the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School is named, is known for vigorously enforcing the nation's civil rights laws, most notably in the areas of employment and education.
April 29, 2013
Ralph M. Burton, '54, senior attorney with Brooks Kushman, PC, was named to the "Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit" list featured in this month's issue of DBusiness magazine. Based on the 2010 Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM, the list honors area attorneys who received top rankings in one or several practice areas. According to DBusiness, these lawyers are deemed to possess the "highest professional ability and ethical standards."
December 16, 2009
Ralph M. Burton, '54, recently retired from Brooks Kushman law firm after a successful 56-year career. Burton, who was a senior attorney at the time of his retirement, practiced both domestic and international patent and trademark law.
September 15, 2010