Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler, P.C. recognized again as a Tier 1 Firm in the Litigation-Municipal category by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers.
Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler, PC welcomes Lisa J. Hamameh to the Farmington Hills office. Her practice focuses on municipal law, land use and zoning, Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law. She has recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, dBusiness and Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a top lawyer in Michigan. She is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School.
Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler, PC is pleased to announce Melanie Hesano as a new addition to the Farmington Hills office. Melanie focuses her practice on municipal law, employment law, law enforcement and civil rights. She is a graduate of U of D Mercy Law School, where she participated in the Housing Clinic representing clients who could not afford private legal counsel for landlord/tenant issues.
Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler, PC is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas R. Beindit to our Lansing office. Thomas joins the firm as an associate attorney concentrating his practice in the areas of liability defense and as general counsel to municipalities. He is a trained mediator and has substantial experience with insurance coverage and the Freedom of Information Act.
Ten of the Firm's attorneys have been recognized by publisher Thomson Reuters as top-rated attorneys in their fields. Carol A. Rosati was included in the "Top 100: 2019 Michigan Attorneys" and "Top 50: 2019 Michigan Women" Lists. Ms. Rosati, Thomas R. Schultz, Steven P. Joppich, Patrick A. Aseltyne, Margaret T. Debler, Lisa J. Hamameh and Gary L. Dovre were selected for the 2019 Super Lawyers list in the area of State, Local & Municipal. Laura S. Amtsbuechler was included on the 2019 Super Lawyers list in the field of Employee Litigation: Defense and Employment & Labor: Employer. Finally, Laura Bailey Brown and Daniel Klemptner were selected to the Rising Stars list in the practice areas of Employee Litigation: Defense and Employment & Labor: Employer.
Nine of the Firm's attorneys have been listed in the The Best Lawyers in America© 2020: Carol A. Rosati (Litigation-Municipal and Municipal Law), Thomas R. Schultz (Litigation-Municipal and Municipal Law), Steven P. Joppich (Litigation-Municipal, Litigation-Real Estate and Municipal Law), Patrick A. Aseltyne (Mediation), Margaret T. Debler (Litigation-Municipal), Stephen G. Meads (Municipal Law), Elizabeth Kudla Saarela (Municipal Law), Lisa J. Hamameh (Municipal Law) and Gary L. Dovre (Litigation-Municipal and Municipal Law). Additionally, Mr. Joppich was named as a Lawyer of the Year (Litigation-Municipal).
Congratulations to Mike Rosati on his retirement from the firm after a highly successful career of serving and defending local communities throughout Michigan. Mike has been a respected member of our firm for the last 26 years, and he will be greatly missed by his fellow attorneys, staff, and clients. While we are sad to lose him as a colleague in the office, we are very excited for Mike as he takes this next step. Please join us in extending best wishes to him.
On January 9, 2019, the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills honored RSJA Shareholder Stephen Meads for his 25 years of service as their prosecuting attorney. Farmington Hills Mayor Ken Massey and Farmington Mayor Steve Schneemann joined 47th District Judge Marla Parker and Judge James Brady in presenting the award. District Court Administrator Dave Walsh cites the court’s working relationship with Mr. Meads as a key contributor to the organizational success of the Court.
At the event, the judges also recognized Dennis J. Pheney for his more than 35 years of service as a magistrate in the court.
Steve began his career in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. He has successfully defended both municipal and private clients in trial courts throughout the State of Michigan. His wife, Glenda, joined him at the ceremony.