Book Club (Social Section)

On January 22, 2008, about 35 FBA members, including several District Judges, met in the Judges’ Conference Center, Room 722, at the Courthouse to discuss Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” This was the first meeting of the Book Club, brainchild of Chapter President Mark Goldsmith and chaired by Andrew Doctoroff.

Some of the recent books reviewed and studied by the book club are:

2021 – The Ratline, by Philippe Sands
2020 – The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner,
2019 – Dreamland The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones; EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY by Matthew Desmond
2018 – KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and Birth of the FBI
2017 – Leading Yourself First” by Circuit Judge Ray Kethledge


The primary goal of the FBA Book Club is to facilitate an informal but elevated dialogue between the bench and the bar. For more information about the Book Club or its plans for the coming year, please contact:

Christopher Graveline
Drug Enforcement Administration
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-650-7722

Rebecca Waisanen
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-965-7403

John Sier
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-965-2915


Judicial Liaison

Hon. Mark Goldsmith
United States District Court Judge
231 W Lafayette Blvd, Rm 815
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.234.5240

Committee Members

If interested in joining this committee,
please email:


Andrew S. Doctoroff
Principal Member
Andrew S. Doctoroff Consulting, LLC
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 517-449-1682

David H. Fink
Fink Bressack
38500 Woodward Ave Ste 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248.971.2500