I began my legal career in 1980, working first in the area of poverty law, where I tried bench and jury cases while still in law school, working for an agency that allowed such under special court rules.
I moved on to general civil practice, then banking and commercial law in 1985, where I spent the next 17 years providing commercial loan counseling and transactional assistance to two major Detroit area banks, and handled commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, up to and including the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals. I was the lead attorney in several reported appellate decisions in the field of commercial law throughout the state and federal judicial systems.
I then served as General Counsel to Greenfield Commercial Credit LLC, a specialty finance company, for 10 years, where I handled most of the documentation for loan transactions across the country, monitored the company's risk management, and supervised outside counsel in the United States and Canada.
I have been a solo practitioner since May of 2013.