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Stacey Heinonen
Charter Member
Appellate Law

24901 Northwestern Highway, Suite 700, Southfield, MI 48075


Stacey L. Heinonen graduated from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and as a James B. Angell Scholar. She then attended Valparaiso University School of Law, earning her Juris Doctorate in 1996 and has been licensed to practice law in Michigan since 1996. Throughout her career, Ms. Heinonen has practiced extensively in the areas of automobile no-fault and property insurance law. She maintains an active appellate practice and has helped shape the law governing the insurance industry, regularly appearing before state and federal appellate courts. After working several years on behalf of insurance companies, Ms. Heinonen joined the Mike Morse Law Firm to advocate for injury victims and redefine the law in their favor. In addition to the state and federal courts located in Michigan, Ms. Heinonen is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lisa Hertzer Schertler
Charter Member
Appellate Law

901 New York Avenue NW, 500 West, Washington, DC 20001


Bailey Howard
Charter Member
Appellate Law

325 N. Calhoun St., Tallahassee, FL 32301


Steven H. Jesser
Distinguished Lawyer
Appellate Law

2700 Patriot Boulevard, Suite 250, Glenview, IL 60026-8021


Steven H. Jesser served 14 years as the first Associate General Counsel of Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern Medicine, renown tertiary care medical center and largest hospital in Illinois and was a litigation-commercial real estate development attorney of an international law firm, and was a Chicago felony/homicide jury trial prosecutor. o Admitted: IL, AZ, DC, MA, NY, TX, WI. In private practice he represents vaccine injury federal claimants, federal government contract claimants, physicians, dental practitioners, nurses and other healthcare providers, diverse students (high school through PhD/medical residents), civil and criminal appellants/appellees, and property owners, in: • Vaccine injury federal claims • Federal government contract claims • School law problems • Federal and state court civil and felony appeals • Federal and state court litigation and regulatory practice • Recognitions:Super Lawyer, AV Preeminent, Lawyer of Distinction, Top-Rated Lawy

James E. Kuhn
Charter Member
Appellate Law

253 West Oak Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454


Mr. Kuhn has more than 45 years of law experience. Mr. Kuhn earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Loyola Law School in 1973 and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1973. He was also admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1978 and the Colorado State Bar in 1995. He practiced law for 18 years privately and then became a State Prosecutor for 17 years. James E. Kuhn was then elected to become Louisiana's 21st Judicial District Court in 1990 and was there until his term on the First Circuit Appeals Court of Louisiana, to which he was elected in 1994. Further, he was a member of the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Prole, State of Louisiana from January 2016 to January 2018.