Jay W. Belle Isle

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.




Brian McKeen Selected to Hall of Fame

Michigan Lawyers Weekly has named Brian McKeen to its inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 2019. This honor recognizes Michigan legal leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field.  The 20 honorees are profiled in a special section appearing in


Attorney John F. Schaefer Speaks at Annual Family Law Seminar

John F. Schaefer, founder of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer in Birmingham, Michigan, spoke at the 25th annual advanced-level family law seminar hosted by the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), May 2, 2019, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich.  The theme of the seminar was, “Handling the


Brian McKeen Speaks at AAJ Seminar

Brian McKeen, founder and managing partner of McKeen & Associates, spoke at the American Association of Justice (AAJ) seminar May 10.  The AAJ’s educational seminar was held in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and is a returning, best-selling seminar based on Patrick Malone and Rick Friedman’s book, “Rules of the Road.” This is one of the