Fershtman Reappointed to Serve on the ABA House of Delegates

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Board of Commissioners has reappointed Foster Swift Shareholder Julie I. Fershtman to serve another term on the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates. It is a two-year term beginning in August 2021.

The ABA House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the association. Control and administration of the ABA is vested in the House of Delegates. As the national representative of the legal profession in the United States, the 596-member House of Delegates debates and adopts recommendations on issues facing the justice system, the profession, and the public.

A past president of the State Bar of Michigan, Fershtman’s practice focuses on business litigation, insurance law, civil litigation, insurance coverage, and equine law. She has tried cases in four states. Fershtman has authored four books and spoken at conferences in 29 states. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Commercial Litigation. Michigan Super Lawyers® listed her among the “Top 100” Lawyers in Michigan and one of the state’s “Top 50 Women Lawyers.”

Crain’s Detroit Names Julie Fershtman in 2017 Notable Women Lawyers

Foster Swift shareholder, Julie I. Fershtman, has been named to Crain’s Detroit Business magazine’s inaugural list of the “2017 Notable Women Lawyer in Michigan.” Women selected for the list were nominated by their peers for setting legal precedent, managing high-profile cases, serving on boards, and mentoring others.

Julie has shown an excellent record of representing her clients in business, contract, equine and insurance litigation. Her leadership includes serving as president of the State Bar of Michigan (2011-2012), only the fifth woman in 80 years to be elected to this role, and as co-chair for its 21st Century Practice Task Force (2015-2016). Lastly, her strong commitment to mentoring young attorneys and educating both clients and collegues has captured the admiration of her peers. Previously, Fershtman was named the “2016 Woman of the Year” for the State of Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

“Members of the firm gravitate toward Julie for her sage advice and wise counsel on both business and personal matters,” said Michael D. Sanders, president of Foster Swift. “She thrives on lifting the performance and enabling the success of all those around her.”

Julie practices out of Foster Swift’s Southfield office. A lawyer for 31 years, she has tried cases before juries in four states and has been a speaker at conferences in 29 states. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013 in the categories of Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law.

Five Foster Swift Attorneys Named to dbusiness 2018 Top Lawyers

Foster Swift attorneys Alexander A. Ayar, Julie I. Fershtman, Lisa J. Hamameh, Frank T. Mamat and Jonathan H. Schwartz have been named to the 2018 Top Lawyers list by dBusiness magazine, Detroit’s premier business journal.

Alex Ayar is listed as a Top Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation, concentrating his practice on complex litigation matters involving business, data privacy and cyber security, non-competes, real estate and entertainment. Alex practices in the Southfield and Detroit offices of Foster Swift.

Julie Fershtman is listed in the area of Insurance Law and practices in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and equine law. She has successfully represented insurers on coverage cases and matters around the country. Julie practices in the Southfield and Detroit offices of Foster Swift.

Lisa Hamameh is listed as a Top Lawyer in the category of Land Use and Zoning law. She compliments her practice in the following related areas: municipal law, representing cities, townships and villages; liquor licensing law, representing business owners; as well as condominium and homeowners’ association law. Lisa practices in Foster Swift’s Southfield office.

Frank Mamat is listed in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Frank is one of the nation’s preeminent labor law attorneys and focuses his practice on complex labor issues such as union matters and unfair labor practice litigation. Frank practices in the Southfield and Detroit offices of Foster Swift.

Jonathan Schwartz is listed as a Top Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation. Jonathan’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in business, complex commercial, employment, real estate and entertainment litigation matters. Jonathan practices in the Southfield and Detroit offices of Foster Swift.

This is the second year in a row that all five attorneys were listed as Top Lawyers.

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