Three Cooley Graduates Honored as 'Leaders in the Law' - Michigan Lawyers Weekly
March 25, 2013 - Three Cooley Law School graduates were honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly March 21 as Leaders in the Law. Lawrence Nolan (Cooley Class, 1976), Brian Potestivo (Douglass Class, 1989), and the Hon. Angela Kay Sherigan (Blair Jr. Class, 2001) were among 30 members of the state’s legal community honored as leaders and nominated for MLW's 2013 Lawyer of the Year award.
Nolan, a litigator in Eaton Rapids, is chairman of the board of directors at Cooley. He is also a past president of the Michigan Bar Association. Potestivo is the founder and president of Potestivo & Associates, P.C., in Rochester Hills, Grand Rapids, and Chicago. Sherigan is a managing partner with Wojnecka & Sherigan PC in Shelby Township, an associate judge with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
Nominees were honored at a special awards luncheon in Troy, where they voted to choose the Lawyer of the Year from among their ranks. Chosen for 2013 was attorney George T. Sinas. This is the fourth year of MLW’s Leaders in the Law Program, which seeks to honor those attorneys who have set the standard for other lawyers, advanced the law, and improved the Michigan justice system.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.