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Michigan Advocacy Program's

Circle of Excellence

In 2015, the following firms made significant contributions to MAP*:

Firm Leadership Level

  • Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick
  • Crippen, Urquhart & Weber LLP
  • Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski, P.C.
  • Dykema
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Hooper Hathaway, P.C.
  • Miller Canfield
  • Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C.
  • Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C.
  • Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C. (Ann Arbor office)
  • Soble Rowe Krichbaum LLP
  • Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

Excellence Level

  • Bassett and Associates, PLLC
  • Bodman PLC
  • Fink & Fink, PLLC (formerly Fink & Valvo)
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.
  • Fraser Trebilcock
  • Garris, Garris, Garris & Garris, P.C.
  • Kline Legal Group PLC
  • Schmick Law Offices, P.C.
  • Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre, P.C.
  • Steffel & Steffel
  • University of Michigan Law School Clinical Faculty
  • Vandervoort, Christ and Fisher, P.C.
  • Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
  • Willingham & Coté, P.C.

*All of these firms met the State Bar of Michigan’s Voluntary Pro Bono Standard because each lawyer within these firms donated at least $300 or provided 30 hours of free representation for low income persons. The Firm Leadership level is determined on an aggregate firm basis using a 30 hour or $500 standard.

LSSCM participates in the Access to Justice Campaign to increase resources for civil legal aid to the poor. The Access to Justice Campaign is a partnership of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and Michigan’s civil legal aid programs. Contributions to the ATJ Fund are received and administered by the Michigan State Bar Foundation according to the Access to Justice Fund Guidelines located at

LSSCM conducts private bar donation campaigns and asks for donations from attorneys and law firms in each of the counties where we provide services.

Friends of Legal Aid Campaigns (FOLA) – The Ann Arbor FOLA campaign was developed in 1988 and is an informal association of 62 Washtenaw County lawyers and Judges that serve as volunteer fundraisers. The Lansing office FOLA campaign was developed in 2007 and has 51 volunteer fundraisers involved.

We are fortunate to have dynamic and energetic leaders helping with our campaigns.

Following is a list of members of our Fundraising Leadership Committees:

  • Charles W. Borgdorf - Partner, Hooper, Hathway, Price, Beuche and Wallace, P.C., Ann Arbor
  • Lawrence L. Bullen – Partner, Marcoux Allen Schomer Bower Nichols & Kendall PC, Jackson
  • Michael E. Cavanaugh – Partner, Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, P.C., Lansing
  • Chris T. Christ – Partner, Vandervoort Christ and Fisher P.C., Battle Creek
  • Thomas E. Daniels – Partner, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., Ypsilanti
  • William Godfroy – Principal, Godfroy Wetzel & Horkey PLC, Monroe
  • Hon. Carlene Walz Lefere – Retired District Court Judge>, Jackson
  • Richard Charles Mills – Attorney at Law, Jackson
  • John F. Ready – Partner, Ready Heller & Ready LLP, Monroe
  • Suellyn Scarnecchia – Clinical Professor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
  • Mary Kay Scullion – Attorney at Law, Lansing
  • Annie Sherzer – Program Services Manager, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek

The support of lawyers in each of our communities is absolutely critical to the continued provision of civil legal aid to the poor. Many lawyers provide financial contributions, pro bono contributions, or both.

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