Honigman Litigator Leonard M. Niehoff Elected Fellow of American Bar Foundation

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is pleased to announce that Leonard M. Niehoff, Of Counsel in the Litigation Department, has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABA). The Fellows of the ABA constitute an honorary body comprised of attorneys, judges and legal researchers demonstrating outstanding dedication to their communities as well as proven adherence to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership is restricted to one-third of one percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

Niehoff joined Honigman in 2011, and currently serves as a Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches civil procedure, evidence, media law and legal ethics. 

He has practiced for more than 28 years, primarily in appellate litigation, higher education law and media law.  In his higher education practice, he has represented many public and private universities and has served as legal counsel to a number of private institutions.  He also has handled libel, privacy and access matters for a variety of high-profile local and national media clients.  In addition, Niehoff has argued numerous cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and has filed amicus curiae briefs in several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Niehoff has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Michigan Super Lawyers and Crain's Detroit Business.He is a member of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications regarding evidence, litigation strategy, media law, professional responsibility and Supreme Court history.  Niehoff has also held numerous leadership roles in professional organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. 

He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A., with high distinction, in the Honors Program and, with highest honors, in English at the University of Michigan.

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