Barristers Section

Service to the Community, Service to the Bar

The "Barristers" is the young 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 young 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

2018-2019 Barristers Section Board

President: Sarah Barbantini, Segel McCambridge

Vice President: Kate Brink-Harrison, University of Detroit Mercy

Treasurer: Parker Stinar, Sommers Schwartz

Secretary: Patrick O'Brien, Learning Care Group

Sal Amodeo, Giamarco Mullins and Horton
Emily Baldwin, Clark Hill
Thomas Beindit, Garan Lucow
Alicia Bianchi, Breitmeyer Cushman PLLC
Kyle Bredell
Kevin Callahan, Kevin Callahan Law
Erin Danne, Kitch
Anton Dirnberger, Littler Mendelson
Nick Ellis, Foley Lardner
Lena Gonzalez, Bush Seyferth
Sasha Griffin, Barris Sott Denn Driker PLLC
Ian Gross, Joelson Rosenberg
Carina Kraatz, Kitch
Nick Marcus, Schafer and Weiner
Eric Minch, Law Clerk to Judge Popke
Emory Moore III, Clark Hill
Felicia O'Connor, Foley Lardner
Michael Olcese, II, McGraw Morris P.C.
Bryce Rucker, Dykema
Erica Shell, Bodman
Ertis Tereziu, UDM Law Student
William Thompson, Varnum
Hannah Treppa, Butzel Long
April Valdes, ACLU
Ryan VanOver, Dykema
Heather Washington, City of Detroit
Katelyn Young, Bodman