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.


Michelle C. Harrell Recognized in Class of 2020 “Women in the Law”

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., is pleased to announce that shareholder Michelle C. Harrell has been recognized among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law” for 2020. This awards program honors women lawyers in Michigan who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law and set an example for other lawyers. The honorees


Hurricane Laura Hit and Insurance Carriers May Deliver Another Blow

As residents and businesses deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, a Cat-4 storm that hit Louisiana and the Gulf earlier, properly documenting storm damage will be critical to avoid being cheated by insurance companies. “As Mississippi Attorney General after Katrina, I saw firsthand how devastated homeowners, businesses owners and local governments were at the






Family Law Section of The Florida Bar Announces New Leadership at Annual Membership Awards and Installation Presentation

Executive Committee officers and Executive Council members were unanimously approved and sworn in by members of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar at its annual Membership Awards and Installation Presentation held virtually on Wednesday, June 17.  Joining the Executive Committee are Douglas A. Greenbaum (Chair), Heather L. Apicella (Chair-Elect), Philip S. Wartenberg (Treasurer),