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Kerr Russell colleagues and family members spend Earth Day 2018 volunteering at Votrobeck Playground

April 23, 2018

In observance of Earth Day 2018, Kerr Russell colleagues returned to the garden at Votrobeck Playground in Detroit for spring planting and clean-up on Saturday, April 21. Thank you to Joanne Geha Swanson both for organizing the effort and for these beautiful photos - view the full album here. Kerr Russell attorneys and staff participating included Daniel Ferris, Mark Knoth, Carol Pratt, Ashley Racette, Stephen Reaume, Gail Showler, Max Sneyd, Joanne Geha Swanson, Anna Valk. They were joined by family, friends, and one four-legged fur-kid.

Read more about our Culture of Giving here ... 

If you want to know how a firm can thrive for over 140 years in a city that has faced considerable challenges, walk through the door of Kerr Russell’s suite on the 25th floor of the Detroit Center and get a feel for the people.

Highest ethical standards: check.

Passionate about the law: check.

Excelling in every area of practice: check.

Energetic, enthusiastic, competitive, and invested: check times four. Big hearts: check, from the elegant corner offices to the copy room conclave.


“Supporting our community is a responsibility we all share at Kerr Russell,” said Jim Cambridge, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. “Making a difference is important for us all.”

About Kerr Russell ...

We are proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874.

Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area, including business law, labor and employment, immigration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, healthcare, medical practices, tax, contract negotiation, restructuring, automotive, manufacturing, and commercial litigation.

Whereas many lawyers merely interpret the law, our attorneys help to make it. We have been involved in some of the most significant legal developments in state business and health care law, and our trial lawyers have been involved in many notable commercial cases in Michigan and other jurisdictions.

In business and legal circles, we are respected for our high standards, quality work, and professional ethics and integrity.

For over 140 years, Detroit has been our home. Detroit will always be our home.



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