Barristers Section

Service to the Community, Service to the Bar

The “Barristers” is the new lawyers section of the Detroit Bar.  Historically, the Barristers have been the Association’s most active and service-oriented section, with a focus on service to the community and service to the Bar.

The Barristers provide new lawyers with the opportunity to expand their leadership skills, become involved in community service projects, attend educational seminars geared towards their practice area, and participate in fun networking activities designed with new lawyers in mind.

Who Can Become a Member of the Barristers Section?

Attorneys duly licensed to practice in the State of Michigan for ten years or less on the date of the Barristers’ Annual Meeting automatically become members of the Barristers section when they join the Detroit Bar Association. Membership in the Detroit Bar is free to all new attorneys for the first year following admission to the bar.

Also, students of accredited law schools who are members of the Detroit Bar are members of the Barristers section; however, law students are ineligible to hold office or vote.

Barristers Programs

  • Community Service Programs
  • Law School Committee
  • New Lawyer Admission Ceremony
  • School Partnership Program
  • Social Committee

2019-2020 Barristers Section Board

President: Kate Brink-Harrison, Dalton Tomich

Vice President: Erica Shell, Bodman

Treasurer: Michael Olcese II, McGraw Morris P.C.

Secretary: Sal Amodeo, Giamarco Mullins and Horton

Emily Baldwin, Quicken Loans
Eric Berlin, Clark Hill
Alicia Bianchi, Breitmeyer Cushman PLLC
Kyle Bredell, Bredell and Bredell
Rejanae Brooks, Wayne Law liaison
Kevin Clark
Erika Giroux, Miller Canfield
Lena Gonzalez, Bush Seyferth PLLC
Sasha Griffin, City of Detroit
Ahndia Mansoori, Kitch
Nick Marcus, Schafer & Wiener PLLC
Eric Minch
Will Predhomme, 3rd Circuit Court, Judge Prentis Edwards
Serena Rabie, Bodman
Morgan Schut, Kemp Klein
John Sechler, Wilson Elser
Hannah Treppa, Butzel Long
Ryan VanOver, Dykema
Stavi Varlamos, Detroit Mercy Law 2L liaison
Katelyn Young, Bodman

Judge Robert Colombo, 3rd Circuit Court (retired)
Julie Van Hove, Detroit Bar Interim Executive Director