14th May 2021

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We are pleased to announce that attorney Mary Kucharek was recently nominated and selected as a 2021 “Notable Woman in Law” by Crain’s Detroit Business.

Crain’s Detroit Business states that the women selected for this prestigious honor have “set legal precedents, relentlessly pursued justice, and won big cases for their clients. They have done all this while mentoring the next wave of women in law and finding ways to give back.” A team of Crain’s Business editors selected the women based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and their mentorship of others.

Mary Kucharek was recently named a Shareholder of Beier Howlett. She holds the position of City Attorney for the City of Birmingham, the City of Orchard Lake Village, and the Village of Lake Orion. She also served the Oakland Community Health Network Board of Directors with pride for the organization as their mission is to “Inspire hope, empower people, and strengthen communities.” Mary Kucharek is also a frequent speaker to community groups and high schools regarding alcohol, drugs, and underage substance abuse, and she contributes to the local police and fire departments by regularly updating them on changes in the law.

Some of the wonderful things that have been said about Mary are below:

“Mary has an incredible depth of knowledge, always ready with valuable resources needed for efficient and effective deliberation. She is the epitome of the “caring lawyer”, with a professional and intelligent style, a sharp wit, and a confident presence so critical to a body of decision makers.”

-Ken Van Portfliet- Village of Lake Orion Council President

“As a Board Member of our Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN), which provides services & supports to 27,000 persons in Oakland County who are developmentally disabled, suffer from Substance use, mental illness, or children with severe emotional disturbances or autism, Mary has worked tirelessly, with exceptional energy, in helping us evolve how we provide our services and in how we work with the various courts, the guardians, the jails, and in introducing and driving evolutionary change in how we collaborate to better coordinate services to help these people we all serve with the intent to improve effectiveness and reduce recidivism. She really is amazing.”

-Jonathan Landsman, Board Chairman-Oakland Community Health Network

“Mary Kucharek has demonstrated outstanding knowledge and leadership as the City Attorney for our community. Her understanding of municipal law far exceeds any expectations a municipality could ask for. She is not only a great City Attorney, but also a genuine individual that looks at all aspects of any situation.”

-Gerry McCallum-Director of City Services for the City of Orchard Lake Village

Mary Kucharek is a highly respected attorney and leader in her community and well deserving of this honor of 2021 “Notable Woman in Law”. Congratulations Mary!

Mary Kucharek

Crain’s Detroit Business Article


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