Work History

Work History
2001 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

Spring Arbor University

Teaching course of Legal Issues in Human Resources for students in Master of Arts & Organizational Management, and Bachelor of Arts programs.

1994 - Present


Illinois Supreme Court Mandatory Arbitraton Program

Serve periodically as member of mandatory Arbitration panel, hearing evidence of civil litgation disuptes, ruling as panel on Arbitration decision.

2001 - 2002

Staff Attorney

Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Provided legal representation in famly law to low income families through investigation, legal research, advise, legal drafting, negotiation, and litigation.

1996 - 2000

Legal Assistant

Law Office of Brenda M. Koppe, P.C.

Researched and prepared legal memoranda and briefs for Michigan Circuit Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court.  Assisted with Estate Planning and Probate cases.

1991 - 1995

Staff Attorney

Illinois Industrial Commission

Researched and prepared case summaries with recommendations given, and drafted case decisions for Commission, applyin the Workers' Compensation and Occupational Desease Acts.

1987 - 1990

Staff Attorney

Prarie State Legal Services

Provided legal representation regarding health problems and medical coverage, housing, public benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, domestic relations, consumer, nursing homes, Power of Attonrey, etc., through investigation, advise, legal drafting, adminsitrative hearings, litigation, etc.  Coordinated and provided community legal education for senior clientele.


1983 - 1987

Juris Doctor

Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT

Honors and Activies:  American Jurisprudence award in labor law, 1985; Recipient of Webster-Bourke Scholarship 1983-1984; Recipient of Chicago-Kent Scholarship, 1983-1984. Vice President for Women-in-Law Society, 1984-1985; Treasurer, 1985-1986; Evening Coordinator, 1986-1987.

Cummulative GPA: 3.0/4.0

1976 - 1981

Bachelor of Arts

Albion College

Honors and Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Psi Chi Vice President (psychology honorary), Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honorary), Commission on the Status of Women Education Coordinator, Resident Assistant.

Cummulative GPA: 3.83/4.00



LeAnne Daglow (Coordinator of Academic Services, Spring Arbor University (SAU), Western MI):(800)968-0233;

Kevin Chaney (Coordinator of Academic Services, SAU, Midwest Region): (800)968-0116;

Dan Lightner (Coordinator of Academic Services, SAU, Jackson-East): (517)783-1240x4011;

Jennifer Schrand Bentley (prior managing Attorney from Legal Services of South Central MI): (734)666-6181;; (NOTE: if Jennifer is not available, Sur Hartman is current Senior Staff Attorney at (269)964-3951

Jackie Kinnaman (prior Commissioner from Illinoiis Industrial Commission): (773)332-7911;

Mary Proulx (Youth and Family Director from the Battle Creek Family YMCA): (269)963-9622x125

Judy Braman (Assistant Manager for Administration of U.S. Census Bureau):(517)439-9886(c)


Greg Webber (Pastor of Battle Creek Friend's Church): (269)968-9376

Dick Huffman (Director of Small Groups Ministry, First Wesleyan Church): (269)962-6644X116

Doris McDevitt: (269)441-1777

Kathy Johnston: (269)964-4067

Continuing Legal Education: 1987-present

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Legal Services of South Central Michigan
  • Thomson West Continuing Legal Education
  • Mentor Continuing Legal Education


  • Small Group Ministry Coodinator and Leader
  • Youth Teacher/Coach in healthy fitness and diet, personal fitness, biking
  • Girl Scout Leader


Energetic and productive researcher providing guidance and education through effective verbal and written communication.  Readily learns new tasks with dependable outcome. Team player poised to deliver  comprehensive quality service to clientele.

Key Qualifications include:

  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Strong Critical Thinking Skills
  • Efficient and focused professional providing superior results
  • Initiative to excel in all responsibilities

Letters of Reference


1995 - Present

Attorney's Licence for legal practice in Michigan

State Bar of Michigan
1987 - Present

Attorney's Licence for legal practice in Illinois

State Bar of Illinois
2008 - Present

CPR certification

American Red Cross