Entries by Vanessa

Lori K. Smith Joins Birmingham Law Firm Of Lippitt O’Keefe

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. Lori K. Smith has joined the family practice group at the Birmingham law firm of Lippitt O’Keefe, PLLC. Smith has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child- and spousal-support and termination of parental rights, as well as changes in domicile and modifications to child-custody and support agreements. […]

How to Choose A Trademark

By Anne Lipp You are about to open your own, brand new business. Congratulations! But before you share your creations with the public, you know you need a catchy, clever name to identify your merchandise. You need a trademark. How do you go about choosing one? While it may be surprising to many, there are several […]

Ask A Lawyer: Hoping Supreme Court gets it right on same sex case

I am contemplating a marriage to my long term companion. Are there still issues involving a same sex marriage now that the Supreme Court has made them legal throughout the United States? Sadly, there is still controversy regarding the rights of same sex couples to enjoy the same protection and legal rights as everyone else. […]

Ask A Lawyer: Tales From The Front

There is a saying that the difference between a criminal client and a family law client is that the criminal client is a bad person on his or her best behavior and a divorce or family law client is a good person on his or her worst behavior. I have been practicing family law for […]

Running The Gauntlet Of Criminal – Defense

By Norman L. Lippitt If this statement had not been made by a respected Harvard Law School professor, perhaps it would not have the same devastating impact. Those of us who have spent our entire professional careers preaching for the chimer called justice applaud Professor Dershowitz. It is about time that someone with both academic […]