The Newsletter Committee is charged with the production and distribution of the Chapter’s quarterly newsletter, one of the primary means for communicating information about the Chapter, its Committees, services and activities, as well as providing an effective source for professional education concerning matters of federal court practice.

The past issues of the FBA Newsletter, which has now been named the Outstanding Newsletter Award winner for chapters of more than 300 members for the tenth consecutive year, can be viewed online at the Newsletters tab above.

For more information about the editing and production of the Newsletter or to volunteer articles of up to 750 words, please contact one of the co-editors:


James Gerometta
Federal Defender Office

Zainab Hazimi
Warner Norcross

Judicial Liaison

Judge Michael J. Riordan
Michigan Court of Appeals
(313) 972-5662

Committee Members

Christina Farinola
Career Law Clerk to Hon. Anthony P. Patti

Lauren Mandel
United States District Court
231 W Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226

John P. Mayer
(734) 558-5593

Derek Mullins
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Rm 629
Detroit, MI 48226
313.234.5200/(313) 465-7312

Erin Ramamurthy
Jones Day

John T. Sheets
Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC
(313) 965-9725

Josh Zeman NM
Pepper Hamilton LLP