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October 2015

Joseph McGill Appointed to SBM Representative Assembly

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip (FBMJ) attorney Joseph McGill was elected to serve a one-year term as Clerk of the Representative Assembly for the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) at their Annual Meeting October 7 – 9, 2015 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan.

Once McGill has completed his one-year term, he will serve one year as the vice-chairperson of the Assembly, and when that term is completed, he will serve as Chairperson of the Representative Assembly of the SBM. The Representative Assembly is the final policy-making body of the State Bar. As clerk of the Representative Assembly, McGill has also been appointed to the SBM Board of Commissioners. The Board is responsible for implementation of policy adopted by the Assembly and management of the SBM. He was also appointed as Board Liaison to the American Indian Law Section of the SBM.

McGill is a Principal attorney at FBMJ and has extensive litigation and transactional experience in commercial law, business and estate planning, and complex corporate, probate and real estate matters. His practice includes complex litigated matters such as business torts, construction litigation, coverage disputes, creditor rights, employee benefits, real property title disputes, subrogation/recovery, tax appeals and family law. In addition he has experience in environmental matters, including defense of mold-related injury claims, lead contamination litigation and municipal sewer defect claims.

In addition to serving on the SBM, McGill serves as Emeritus Director and past President of the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit and President of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers. He carries Martindale Hubbell’s AV rating, AVVO’s “superb” rating, and is honored with the distinction of a Michigan Super Lawyer.