Foster Swift litigation attorney, Robert A. Easterly, has been chosen for the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association’s (DDBA) Rising Star award. Founded in 1981, the DDBA provides support to African-American attorneys in Mid-Michigan by providing networking and professional development opportunities. Robert is the current treasurer of the DDBA and will receive the award on April 20th.
The DDBA’s Rising Star award recognizes an outstanding young lawyer in the Greater Lansing area who in a relatively short career has demonstrated leadership, exemplary character, integrity, judgment and service to the profession. In addition, the recipient has a dedicated involvement in organizations that strive to improve the lives of people in the Lansing community.
A graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, Robert has passionately and successfully represented clients in a number of matters. Prior to attending law school, Robert spent nearly 10 years in higher education as a Student Affairs professional at Washington State University and then MSU.
Before joining Foster Swift, Robert was a Youth and Family Advocate for Lansing Teen Court, a juvenile justice program providing direct screening, education, case management, advocacy, and attorney referrals to adolescents and families, while also serving as the liaison to middle and high schools within the Lansing area.
Robert focuses his practice primarily in the areas of Criminal law as well as Business/Corporate law, particularly issues pertinent to Start-ups and Small businesses as well as a variety of litigation matters.