Lisa C. Ward, Managing Partner
One of few women in her graduating class at the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. Ward is not afraid to accept new challenges. She began her career in Washington, D.C. as an Associate at one of the city’s largest firms, but left soon after for more challenging work as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice. In 1987, she returned to Michigan as Assistant Attorney General. For over 15 years, she successfully defended cases for Michigan Department of Attorney General, including two class action suits that went before the Sixth Circuit and Supreme Court.
In 2008, Ms. Ward began her own practice, bringing 30 years of experience as an Attorney to the areas of labor law, employment discrimination and civil rights. Her practice remains flexible: Ms. Ward has negotiated real estate contracts, settled in medical malpractice suits and set precedent in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Veronica Stachurski, Associate Attorney
Ms. Stachurski is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law, where she was a Student Clinician for the Immigration Clinic, and was a member of several student organizations. Additionally, Ms. Stachurski completed a Fellowship with the Dominic Ongwen Defense Team at the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Netherlands), funded by the Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children.
In addition to handling employment and civil rights discrimination cases with Ms. Ward, Ms. Stachurski handles unemployment matters, criminal record expungement, and license restoration matters.
Ms. Stachurski also works with local attorneys as a freelance brief writer, at both the trial and appellate level. She has written briefs on a number of topics, including governmental immunity, common law and statutory negligence, slip and fall, and a variety of other tort claims.