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Jay W. Belle Isle

Jay W. Belle Isle
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Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.
Southfield, Michigan-based Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., is pleased to announce that President and CEO Steven D. Sallen has been selected for inclusion in the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics® platform, announced the release of its first annual Insurance Litigation Report, which encompasses data on more than 93,000 insurance cases pending in federal court since 2009 - the third-largest case set on the Legal Analytics platform.
Southfield, Michigan-based Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., is pleased to announce that R.J. Cronkhite has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Legal Reader is pleased to announce that Birmingham, Michigan-based John F. Schaefer and the Law Firm of John F. Schaefer were named to Best Lawyers of America’s 2019 Best Lawyers and Best Law Firm lists, respectively.
The national legal rating service Super Lawyers recognized several McKeen & Associates attorneys to its 2018 Super Lawyers lists.
The national legal rating service Super Lawyers recognized John F. Schaefer, founder of Birmingham, Michigan-based The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer as a Top-Rated Family Law Attorney. This will be his 13th consecutive year for this distinction. Schaefer was also included in Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers list.
Just recently, Southfield, Michigan-based Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., announced that 18 of its attorneys were selected to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers® list. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers® to receive this honor.
Last month, Southfield, Michigan firm Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller, P.C., announced that Best Lawyers® has recognized Harvey R. Heller as the 2019 Detroit Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year," Kathleen H. Klaus as the 2019 Detroit Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” and Julie Beth Teicher as the 2019 Detroit Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored with a "Lawyer of the Year" award.
Asbestos. The mere mention of the word brings thoughts of “miners, millers & manufacturers or insulators and shipbuilders,” working during a time where there were limited protections. It brings to mind old homes and commercial structures built long ago. But, the worst thing it brings to mind is likely a horrible disease called mesothelioma. Wait! Wasn’t asbestos done away with? Aren’t there regulations in place banning this known carcinogen? Yes, and no. Sadly, mostly no.
On August 7, U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. granted final approval of a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against Shasta County and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department over systemic ADA discrimination [against prisoners] in the Shasta County Jail in Redding, California.