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Charles E. Barbieri Awarded the Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award

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December 8, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Charles Barbieri, a shareholder in the firm, was awarded the 2015 Leo A. Farhat award by the Ingham County Bar Association. The award seeks to recognize an attorney who shows exceptional legal skill and gives back to their community.

Charles Barbieri concentrates his practice on environmental law and First Amendment and media law matters. He is included in Best Lawyers®, SuperLawyers and is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.

Barbieri is an active member in the community and serves on the boards of numerous associations, including the State Bar of Michigan's Environmental Law Section. He is also a frequent author of environmental issues and first amendment issues. Many of his articles are published in legal and trade publications throughout Michigan.  

Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC is a full service law firm founded in 1902.  The firm employs 90-plus attorneys and more than 100 support staff in five locations; Lansing, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids and Holland.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit