September 15, 2022
Foster Swift shareholder Julie Fershtman was elected Vice President of the Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF) during its annual meeting on September 14, 2022.
The Michigan State Bar Foundation, established in 1947, provides leadership and funding to improve the justice system. Since its inception, the MSBF has made grants totaling more than $210 million. Nonprofit civil legal aid programs receive the largest share of its grants to help assure access to justice for all. Legal Aid programs funded by the Foundation complete approximately 50,000 civil cases for low-income persons in Michigan annually. The Foundation also supports programs that improve the administration of justice by educating children and adults about their legal rights and responsibilities, the justice system and opportunities to resolve conflicts outside the courtroom. In addition, the MSBF administers the Access to Justice Fund.
Working in Foster Swift’s Southfield office, and immediate past Managing Attorney of that office, Fershtman’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance law, insurance coverage, and equine law matters. With a national clientele, she has tried cases before juries in four states. She is a past president of the State Bar of Michigan and serves on the ABA House of Delegates.