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Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris supports Covenant House of Michigan

March 16, 2018

Kudos to Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris for his community leadership and for his support of Covenant House Michigan​.

“After supporting Covenant House for years, I am honored to now be part of the Covenant House Detroit Young Professionals Society and am excited for this new opportunity to help an organization that I respect so deeply. ... I have accepted Covenant House’s challenge to spend a night sleeping on the street so homeless kids don’t have to. The Sleep Out is not about pretending to be homeless. It’s an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million young people who experience homelessness each year. It’s a decision that we can’t stay indoors while so many kids remain outside. One night can make a difference. As part of my Sleep Out, I am raising funds and awareness for Covenant House, a shelter for homeless and trafficked youth. Covenant House offers these young people so much more than a safe place to sleep -- they welcome each kid with absolute respect and unconditional love, and their continuum of care provides essential services to help kids transition from homelessness to independence.”

UPDATE from Dan: “I personally raised more than $1,000 this weekend through Sleep Out Detroit, and Covenant House Detroit raised more than $60,000. Nationally, Covenant House raised more than $1.3 million.”

Fantastic results, and we love that Kerr Russell sign!

Check out his event page here.

Daniel J. Ferris feels privileged to be called upon to assist companies and individuals across a range of industries and with a wide variety of issues. He handles matters involving class action, commercial disputes, corporate law, employment law, insurance, licensing, litigation, products liability, and professional liability defense.  Dan represents automotive manufacturers and is a member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association Young Leadership Council.  He also assists companies involved in the construction industry.  Additionally, Dan represents corporations and individuals involved in health care including dentists, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, and physicians.  He serves as Co-Chair of the Professional Liability & Health Care Section of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.  He has particular experience in non-compete and sales representative contracts.  Dan has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (no more than 2.5% of lawyers practicing in the State of Michigan receive this distinction).

Dan is passionate about education.  In addition to his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan, he completed a trial advocacy program at the Northwestern University School of Law.  Dan has served as an instructor at the University of Michigan and is an editor of a forthcoming edition of Michigan Law of Damages and Other Remedies, a treatise published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of Kerr Russell’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and has served as a judge for moot court competitions at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law Schools. Dan has also served as a “Barrister” in the American Inns of Court, which is an organization that promotes legal education. He has presented on topics relating to commercial litigation, health care, and legal research.

Dan is also passionate about civic service. He was first appointed and then elected to serve as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly, which is the final policy-making body of the State Bar. He is also a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, which promotes increased access to and understanding of the legal system. Dan supports homeless youth as a member of the Covenant House Michigan Young Professionals Society. He additionally volunteers with Kerr Russell’s Giving Back program, has represented nonprofit corporations, and has represented clients on a pro bono basis.  Dan previously held a leadership position in a community service organization and has traveled to multiple sites around the United States to perform volunteer work.

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