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FBA Eastern District of Michigan Confers Cook-Friedman Civility Award Upon Dykema’s Kathy Humphrey

Award Presented at Federal Bar Association’s Annual Dinner

July 16, 2013

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) Eastern District of Michigan presented Kathryn J. Humphrey, Detroit-based member and leader of the Firm’s Products and Professional Liability Practice Group, with its 2013 Cook-Friedman Civility Award. Humphrey was honored at the FBA’s Annual Dinner held in Detroit in late June.

The award, named after two outstanding jurists—former Chief Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr., who in 1998 constituted the first Civility Committee in the Eastern District of Michigan and fostered the implementation of the Court’s Civility Principles, and Chief Judge Bernard A. Friedman, who formed the Court’s second Civility Committee in 2007 and initiated the Eastern District’s “Lawyer’s Commitment of Professional Civility”—honors a civil practitioner who is “an outstanding example of professional excellence, integrity and personal courtesy.”

Humphrey is just the sixth lawyer to be presented this award and is the first Dykema recipient.