MARQUETTE State Bar of Michigan officials concluded their annual Upper Peninsula tour Wednesday in Marquette.
Included on the tour was recently elected President Brian Einhorn, who was sworn in on Sept. 19 and is a founding partner of Collins Einhorn Farrell, a law practice that focuses largely on insurance coverage and professional liability cases. This year's trip was his first experience on the U.P. tour.
"The bar has done this for about 30 years," Einhorn said. "I love it. I'm from southeast Michigan, and I have a place in northern (lower) Michigan, but I don't get up here (often) because it's a lengthy trip, and I've never been this far west.
State Bar of Michigan President Brian Einhorn speaks at the Landmark Inn in Marquette on Wednesday during the annual Upper Peninsula tour by state bar officials. (Journal photo by Justin Marietti)
"I was in Menominee, and I couldn't believe how cool the city was. This is a gorgeous spot. I've known Michigan was a gorgeous spot, but this just highlights it for me."
The tour began Monday, and included stops in Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, Menominee, Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Hancock and Marquette.
Accompanying Einhorn was newly-elected State Bar Representative Assembly Chairwoman Kathleen Allen, SBM Executive Director Janet Welch, Commissioner Victoria Radke, Director of Development Candace Crowley and Executive Coordinator Margaret Bossenbery, along with several members of U.P. bar associations.
Einhorn has been involved in State Bar work for almost 10 years, and was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2004. During his tenure, he has served as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president-elect, and has also served as president of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel, vice president of the Mediation Tribunal Association and as a board member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
Justin Marietti can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 245.