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SBM YLS Names 2021 Winner and Finalists of the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award



The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) proudly announces Oliver Howell as the 2021 winner of the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. The award is named for Regeana Myrick, who passed away in 1997. It is presented at the YLS Summit to a young lawyer in Michigan who has demonstrated many of her best qualities, including an overwhelming commitment to public service, exemplary service to the State Bar, and exceptional professional accomplishments.

Oliver is as an attorney at Lake, Parfet & Schau, PLC in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He counsels clients on a variety of business, real estate, estate planning, probate, and civil litigation matters. Oliver grew up in Kalamazoo and has served on the Board of Directors for Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (Past President), the Kalamazoo County Bar Association (2021-22 President), Board of Trustees for the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (Vice President), and the City of Kalamazoo Citizens Public Safety Review and Appeals Board (Vice Chairman). Oliver demonstrates leadership, initiative, compassion, and dedication to the legal profession and the community at large.

Additionally, two finalists of the Regeana Myrick Award are being honored: Kaitlyn Elias and Corinne Rockoff.

Kaitlyn Elias is a Senior Associate practicing in the Real Estate and Commercial Litigation practice group at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook in Detroit, Michigan.

Corinne Rockoff is an associate and member of Maddin Hauser’s Financial Services and Real Property Litigation Group.

These individuals will be recognized at the Annual Summit, which this year is being hosted by the Young Lawyers Section in conjunction with ICLE, on September 11, 2021. It will be held virtually to include a keynote discussion with Justice Welch, a panel featuring Justice Clement, several judges, and many other informative programs. Please join us!


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