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Eleven Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Super Lawyers

Eleven of the Firm's attorneys have been recognized by publisher Thomson Reuters as top-rated attorneys in their fields. Carol A. Rosati, Thomas R. Schultz, Steven P. Joppich, Margaret T. Debler, Lisa J. Hamameh, Gary L. Dovre, Andrew J. Brege, Carlito H. Young, Holly S. Battersby, and Andrea M. Pike were selected for the 2020 Super Lawyers list in the area of State, Local & Municipal. Laura S. Amtsbuechler was included on the 2020 Super Lawyers list in the field of Employee Litigation: Defense and Employment & Labor: Employer.

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Rosati Schultz recognized as 2021 Best Law Firm

Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler, P.C. recognized as a Tier 1 Firm in the Litigation-Municipal category in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers.

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Debani Gordon Appointed to Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Debani T. Gordon was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for the 2020-2021 bar year.

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Patrick Aseltyne Retires

Congratulations to Pat Aseltyne on his retirement from the firm. Pat was one of the initial shareholders in the firm when it was formed in 1993 and was head of the Lansing office. We are sorry to see him go, but wish Pat and his wife, Trish, the best as they enjoy their free time!

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The Firm Welcomes Lisa J. Hamameh

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.

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Melanie Hesano Joins the Farmington Hills Office

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.

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Thomas Beindit Has Joined the Firm

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.

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Michael Rosati Retires

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.

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Co-founding member of Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich named as general counsel to Michigan Municipal League; firm name changing to Rosati, Schultz, Joppich & Amtsbuechler.

Christopher J. Johnson, a co-founding shareholder of the law firm of Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, has retired from the firm and has joined the staff of the Michigan Municipal League as general counsel.

“We will miss Chris,” said Carol Rosati, co-founder and managing shareholder at the firm. “We wish him all the best, confident that we will cross paths with him as we pursue our common goal of protecting the legal interests of Michigan communities.”

Johnson and Rosati founded the firm in 1993 to specialize in representing local governments. The executive committee is composed of Rosati, Thomas Schultz, Steven Joppich and Laura Amtsbuechler and they are joined by 23 other attorneys. They are a mix of generalists, serving as the primary counsel for communities, and specialists in nearly every element of municipal law.

“We have several lawyers who can easily step in and represent the communities Chris served,” Rosati said.

Rosati said the firm will change its name to Rosati, Schultz, Joppich, Amtsbuechler.

Founded in 1993, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz and Joppich has offices in Farmington Hills and Lansing. Its clients include cities, villages, townships, local authorities and commissions and regional agencies. Through the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, the firm provides litigation defense to communities across the state.

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Johnson Rosati Welcomes Attorney Lisa Anderson

Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, PC is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa A. Anderson to our Farmington Hills office. Lisa joins the firm as an associate attorney concentrating her practice in the areas of municipal, zoning, and land use law and litigation. Lisa received her juris doctor summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy and her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the firm, Lisa served as a judicial law clerk with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Following this clerkship, Lisa completed a second federal clerkship with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. During her tenure as a law clerk, Lisa worked on a wide array of civil matters involving constitutional and civil rights, police practices, government immunity, and employment law.

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