My real job is an attorney. I have been practicing law for nearly 25 years, have my own law firm, and have tried many cases in multiple areas of law. Some people might call me an ambulance chaser, as I handle a lot of car accidents, workers’ compensation cases, slips and falls and dog bites. Basically when somebody gets injured, that’s when they call me. I have also represented many criminal cases and actually find the criminal cases to be more interesting than the civil cases. Criminals just have so many more stories to tell.
The law has always been a part of my family. My father was an attorney until his retirement about 15 years ago. I remember, as a little kid, watching him spread out an entire file after dinner, going over the legal issues or arguing with him about the facts of the case. Obviously, joining the debate team at Notre Dame High School seemed to be a natural for me. It wasn’t until college that I slightly changed my interests.
I was a theater major at Kalamazoo College. I won the Best Supporting Actor award for my role as the dirty old man in William Inge’s play, “Picnic.” It obviously took a lot of hard work to portray that role. After graduating from the Detroit College of Law, I wanted to combine my legal training with my performing interests. When I was asked to host the Macomb County Bar Association’s cable television program, I knew I was up to the challenge. I had the opportunity to get one-on-one interviews with people like Rosa Parks, Johnnie Cochran, Charlton Heston, and even Barney the Dinosaur. I wanted to make broadcasting more than just a hobby. So, after ten years of practicing law, I enrolled at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts.
After graduating number one in my Specs class, I was offered a job at WYUR-AM 1310 hosting a political-legal talk show from noon to one, Monday through Friday. Although the ratings were pretty good, the station eventually folded. I then went to WXYT-AM 1270 where I hosted a talk show Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 at night until the station flipped formats. It was at that time I knew that a career in broadcasting was definitely in my blood.
I have enjoyed some success in broadcasting. I won four Emmys and three Wade McCree Jr. awards for excellence in legal journalism presented by the State Bar of Michigan. I have been honored by the Macomb County Bar Association for outstanding service and have been asked to speak at various legal and charitable events, as well as moderate numerous political debates.
What you may not know about me is that I helped designed the Michigan quarter, am a big collector of Michigan art, a huge Beatles fan, attended the Detroit Tigers fantasy camp and can’t get enough of chocolate milkshakes! I am also honored to serve as a trustee at the Michigan State University College of Law.
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Hoekstra ended the interview with this dire warning: “The threat from radical jihadism, it is real … If we don’t confront it … We will continue to be attacked by it and we will pay severe consequences.”
Terry Jones Says He’s Not to Blame For Mideast Violence, Adds ‘They’ve Been Doing This For 1,400 Years’
So, will he stop promoting the movie in the wake of violence? Jones said he would consider backing down from showing the full movie, but hasn’t decided yet. He hasn’t seen the entire movie.
Some Michigan parents are planning to file a federal lawsuit in Detroit Thursday, claiming that the state and adoption agency officials withheld crucial details about the physical and mental disabilities in the children they adopted.
WWJ legal analyst and Talk Radio 1270 host Charlie Langton explained the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying justices believed people who signed the petitions in support of the three issues knew what they were doing when they called for the vote.
“How about women?” Charlie Langton asked. “That’s huge,” Raymond Highers said. “It was about, when you’re home with your family you always miss that physical touch with another person, you always yearn for that. You get used to that, the thing you never get used to is missing your kids, your mother.”
Opposing sides of the issue faced off Friday morning during a round-table discussion with Talk Radio 1270 host Charlie Langton.
Some described the non-delivery rule as racism, but Joan McKenna thinks that’s hogwash.
“There were things 10 times worse than anything I put up. The mood of the day was to try to get people’s attention.”
“We can be more efficient with a county-wide law enforcement,” Virg Bernero said.
“You’re looking at probably releasing between 500 and 600 people … I’m talking about dangerous criminals … If it’s not made up from some other county funds,” Napoleon said.
Beal did not call back, and the DIA and the radio station were hit with calls asking why the British Beal hung up instead of answering the question. Beal’s answer? He didn’t.
Charlie Langton said: “Some murderers don’t do that much time.”
GOP Senate candidate Clark Durant joins Charlie Langton to answer Mark Brewer’s allegations that his charity is a sham.
Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain talks all things politics and pizza with Charlie.
“We came up with consistency in animal hairs,” Dr. Howenstine said, adding, “I didn’t have at that time the (human) hairs … you are reporting on. I was not aware they had those hairs.”
Brown believes the Regents were informed about the DUI before she was hired, and they kept it under wraps from the public and the search committee.
“We tried to get the city to reason on over a half-dozen occasions, we asked them to dismiss the case, we said ‘We’ll absorb out attorney fees, just dismiss the case.’ The city chose to go forward anyway,” Makowski said.
Keeping his sense of humor about it, Kaufman said he was glad it was just a “technical malfunction” and not something really problematic, like forgetting the words.
Why are they prosecuting him at this point? “That’a a good question …I think it may have something to do with the fact that people felt, people may feel, due to my close relationship with Mayor Kilpatrick.”
Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh says he was P.O.’ed when a media intern questioned his priorities.
“… Don’t cheapen people like that, that’s been the problem in metro Detroit, we’ve appealed based on the worst of people and look what’ happened to our city — look at it.”
“We took a house that was empty and put somebody awesome in it, somebody passionate who cares about the city.”
“Detroit is at a crucible. Detroit really has to attract young white people,” said Geoffrey Fieger, metro Detroit’s most recognizable attorney.
Wading into the complicated situation, Detroit’s celebrated Rev. Marvin Winans called the Charlie Langton Talk Radio 1270 morning show to defend Crittendon, saying she just stood up for what she believes.
According to an Ambassador Bridge spokesman, Gov. Rick Snyder’s International Bridge Crossing between Detroit and Windsor may not be a done deal.
What happened on the house floor is raising emotions from legislators, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Talk Radio 1270 listeners.
“Twenty-seven percent of companies are reporting here in metro Detroit that they plan to hire, while only 5 percent are planning to reduce staff,” Jones said.
But now DNA, and not just marriage, is the grounds of a paternity decision in Michigan.
The lawsuit challenging the city of Detroit’s consent agreement was dismissed but Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta says it should be appealed.
“Had I been with a group of smokers I might have said I would like to bring a doctor into this meeting to say that smoking is dangerous,” Janice Daniels said.