Of Interest

Michigan State Bar Foundation welcomes 2021 Fellows


Michigan Bar Journal


The Michigan State Bar Foundation announced 22 attorneys accepted nominations to join the approximately 1,500 Michigan lawyers who are active MSBF fellows. The fellows program recognizes lawyers for professional excellence and service to the community.

The 2021 MSBF fellows are:
• Martha Rabaut Boonstra, Holland
• Steven Bylenga, Grand Rapids
• Emily A. Calabrese, Warren
• Nakisha N. Chaney, Northville
• Alisha L. Cieslak, Wyoming
• Tracy M. Clark-Flaherty, Southfield
• Julie H. Cotant, Southfield
• Matthew S. Fedor, Southfield
• Debra A. Freid, Saginaw
• Julie A. Gafkay, Saginaw
• Laura J. Genovich, Grand Rapids
• Hon. Michael L. Jaconette, Battle Creek
• Michael S. Leib, Bloomfield Hills
• Homer W. McClarty, Southfield
• Nicholas M. Ohanesian, Grand Rapids
• Laura K. Reilly, Marquette
• Beth Ann Richardson, Warren
• Robert F. Riley, Birmingham
• Larry J. Saylor, Detroit
• Mark H. Shapiro, Southfield
• Katherine K. Strickfaden, Southfield
• Kimberly L. Ward, Southfield

The Michigan State Bar Foundation provides leadership and grants to improve access for all to the justice system, including support for civil legal aid to the poor, law-related education, and conflict resolution. For more information, visit msbf.org.