Gaining great ground in the fight for marriage equality inside Michigan courtrooms is certainly amongst attorney Dana Nessel’s most proud professional achievements, and legal leaders across the state are starting to take serious notice.
Last month, Nessel received word from the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners informing her that the legal team behind the landmark DeBoer v. Snyder case was to be honored as recipients of the 2014 Champion of Justice award. According to the organization’s website, only five of these prestigious awards are given each year to practicing attorneys and judges as nominated by the State Bar of Michigan.
The State Bar of Michigan takes into account the following criteria when considering award recipients:
- Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan for at least ten years or more.
- Strong adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession with unwavering integrity.
- Superior professional expertise.
- Making an outstanding professional achievement that provides benefits to the local, state, or national community in which the lawyer or judge lives.
Nessel along with the other four winners will be honored at a banquet set to be held in Grand Rapids in mid-September 2014. The entire team at Nessel and Kessel Law is very proud of Dana, who has achieved so much not only for our firm but for the greater good of the community as well!