WIN is Miller Johnson’s Women’s Initiative Network. 

WIN supports & empowers women lawyers and leaders in all aspects and stages of their careers.

Through WIN, Miller Johnson fosters a supportive, inclusive environment, empowering women to excel, advance their careers, and become influential leaders in the legal profession.

Client Service & Community Involvement

Miller Johnson’s women lawyers lead key firm practice areas and are annually recognized for their thought-leadership and community contributions.

In 2023, WIN members Chair or Co-Chair the following Practices:

  • Litigation
  • M&A/Corporate
  • Cannabis
  • Private Client/Probate & Estate
  • Family Law
  • Pro Bono Litigation

WIN leads the firm’s “Women Supporting Women Initiative,” an annual campaign highlighting the contributions of women in society and encouraging female leaders in our communities.

WIN members are also recognized as leaders in their fields.

  • 8 Best Lawyers in America
  • 4 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”
  • 5 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Influential Women in Law
  • 3 Chambers USA
  • SuperLawyers Top 100 and Top 50 Women

Engagement

WIN members are invested in Miller Johnson’s firm culture and one another. Through events and programming, including in-person gatherings and quick monthly one-on-one check-ins, fostering personal and professional bonds, WIN cultivates strong relationships. In 2023, WIN held an inaugural May retreat, further cementing those connections.

WIN members also lead and serve on a variety of internal firm committees, including:

  • Management Committee
  • Compensation Committee, Chair
  • Professional Development Committee, Chair
  • Associate Committee, Chair
  • DE+I Committee
  • Recruiting Committee
  • Office Administration

Recruiting, Retention & Advancement

Recruiting, retaining and advancing women at Miller Johnson is crucial for ensuring the firm’s continued success in an ever-evolving legal landscape. In 2023,

66%

of our Summer Associates were women

50%

of our Associates are women

50%

of our Senior Counsel/Counsel are women

30%

of our Members are women

WIN plays a vital role in fostering diverse, inclusive legal teams and driving innovative client service at Miller Johnson.

Our Women Attorneys
  • Abimbola Adekoya

    Abimbola (Abi) Adekoya is a Law Clerk in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. She focuses on corporate finance, due diligence for investment companies, corporate governance, company secretarial and compliance.

  • Sandra Andre

    Sandra Andre is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s employment and labor section. She counsels a diverse group of employers and human resource practitioners on a full spectrum of employment-and labor law related legal issues.

  • Chelsea Austin

    Chelsea Austin is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s corporate group, where she advises athletes, entertainers and social media influencers on legal issues in connection with their brand protection and promotion.

  • Allyson Bremer

    Ally Bremer is a Law Clerk in Miller Johnson’s Business and Corporate practice with the Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) group representing businesses in commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare, and healthcare compliance matters.

  • Megan Callahan-Krol

    Megan Callahan-Krol represents clients in the Michigan marijuana industry and is well-versed in all aspects of cannabis law. As an Associate in the firm’s Litigation practice, she also works on commercial litigation and real estate matters.

  • Anne Marie Carson

    Anne Marie Carson is a Member, and Co-Chair in the firm’s Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, general business services, and family office counseling.

  • Angela Caulley

    Angela Caulley is an Associate in the Probate and Estate Planning Group practicing out of both the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo offices. Ms. Caulley concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation.

  • Andrea Dalimonte

    Andrea Dalimonte is a Law Clerk in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and employment disputes.

  • Lauren Ortegal Falconer

    Lauren Ortega Falconer is a member of our Real Estate Practice. Lauren focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate and finance, including cannabis law and telecommunications. She has been practicing real estate law in Chicago, Illinois since 2011.

  • Lori Fitzgerald

    Lori Fitzgerald is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Healthcare Provider Reimbursement Group and has been practicing law since 2011. Ms. Fitzgerald has extensive experience working with hospitals and physician groups seeking insurance reimbursement on patient accounts.

  • Breanne Gilliam

    Breanne Gilliam is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s employment practice, where she counsels clients on employee-related matters and disputes.

  • Chelsea Hebert

    Chelsea L. Hebert is an associate attorney in the firm’s Litigation practice with an emphasis on Medical Recovery representation for health care providers. Mrs. Hebert works on behalf of medical service providers including hospitals and physician groups seeking insurance reimbursement on patient accounts.

  • Bobbi Hines

    Bobbi S. Hines is a Member in Miller Johnson’s Probate and Estate Planning practice group, representing individuals and families in complex estate, elder law, special needs, Medicaid, and Veteran’s aid planning and administration.

  • Maro Houhanisin

    Maro Houhanisin is an attorney in the firms Med Recovery practice group. She is a tenacious attorney with a unique background, who thrives on solving challenging legal issues for clients.

  • Aimee Jachym

    Aimee J. Jachym is a Member in Miller Johnson’s Business and Corporate practice representing businesses in commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance matters.

  • Alison Khorey

    Alison F. Khorey is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Section and has been practicing law since 2011. Ms. Khorey has extensive experience representing medical providers, including hospitals and physician groups seeking insurance reimbursement on patient accounts.

  • Amber Kipfmiller

    Amber L. Kipfmiller is an Associate in the firms Litigation practice.
    Amber focuses her practice on a broad range of complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and appeals for clients in the insurance, manufacturing, financial, health, transportation, and construction industries.

  • Courtney Lee

    Courtney is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s corporate section and part of the Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) team. Courtney assists clients in the organization and operation of their business.

  • Bridget McConville

    Bridget McConville is an Associate in the employment practice group where she counsels clients on employee-related matters and disputes.

  • Suzanne Miller

    Suzanne M. Miller is a member based in Miller Johnson’s Detroit office, practicing in the areas of Real Estate, Tax, and Corporate Law.

  • Hilary Moir

    Hilary Moir is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s Estate Planning practice. Ms. Moir works with families and private individual clients on their sophisticated personal, business, and financial legal needs.

  • Joslin Monahan

    Joslin Monahan is a trial and appellate litigation attorney experienced in municipal, real estate, business, receiverships, adversarial bankruptcy, and land use and zoning litigation.

  • Barbara Moore

    Barbara Moore is an Associate in the firm’s Kalamazoo office. Her practice focuses mostly on employment and labor issues like employee handbook and workplace policies, employment discrimination and wage and hour issues.

  • Amy Murphy

    Amy is skilled in high stakes and complex litigation. When it comes to resolving difficult and delicate legal issues, clients trust Amy to deliver thoughtful advice and tenacious advocacy.

  • Lauretta Murphy

    Laurie Murphy is Chair of the Estates, Trusts and Private Client Practice Group, former chair of the Elder Law and Disability Planning Practice Group, and former Vice Chair of the firm’s Business Section.

  • Melissa Neckers

    Melissa Neckers is an attorney at Miller Johnson in the Grand Rapids office and Chair of the Family Law Practice Group. She has been practicing law for almost 25 years and her practice areas include family law, mediation, adoption, assisted reproduction and gestational surrogacy.

  • Alexandra Page

    Alex Page is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation practice representing clients in matters involving the Cannabis industry, commercial litigation, and criminal matters.

  • Emily Palacios

    Emily Palacios focuses her practice on transactional and litigation matters involving real estate, construction, land use, and public law and government affairs. She has practiced law in Michigan since 2002 and is a member in our Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo offices.

  • Maitry Patel

    Maitry Patel is an attorney in our Intellectual Property Practice Group with her focus and expertise in patents and commercial/technology transactions.

  • Michelle Quigley

    Michelle Quigley is an attorney in the firm’s Med Recovery practice.

  • Teresa Rajala

    Teresa L. Rajala is a Member in Miller Johnson’s estate planning group. She works with private clients and her practice includes estate planning, succession planning, tax planning, trust administration and probate administration.

  • Amanda Rauh-Bieri

    Amanda Rauh-Bieri is an Associate in the Litigation practice at Miller Johnson.

  • Ewelina Sawicka

    Ewelina Sawicka is an attorney in the firm’s immigration practice group and has five years of employment-based immigration experience. Ewelina’s experience in this area includes assisting healthcare and automotive employers with petitions on behalf of nonimmigrant workers such as H-1B, TN, and L-1 visas. Ewelina also specializes in J-1 Visa Waivers and Schedule A Nurse Permanent Residence cases.

  • Leigh Schultz

    Leigh Schultz is a Member in the firm’s Kalamazoo office, focusing her practice on employment and labor.

  • Kelley Stoppels

    Kelley Stoppels is a Member in the firm’s Employment and Labor practice with a focus on employment discrimination, management and employee training, union avoidance, and affirmative action plans.

  • Rebecca Strauss

    Rebecca Strauss is an employment attorney who takes on her clients’ issues as her own by offering legally sound, practical advice.

  • Angela Alvarez Sujek

    Angela Alvarez Sujek is a member in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice is focused on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; advertising and marketing; licensing; and corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets.

  • Julie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan is a Member of Miller Johnson and is proud to be celebrating over 30th year of practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law, and with Miller Johnson since 1995. She engages in both a traditional practice of personal representation and is regularly engaged as a Mediator for Family Law cases throughout the State of Michigan.

  • Jessica Swartz

    Jessica Swartz is Senior Legal Counsel at the firm and has practiced law since 2003. Her practice is focused on counseling and representing education clients in many issues, including statutory interpretation, internal investigations, and Free Speech questions.

  • Mary Tabin

    Mary L. Tabin is a Member at Miller Johnson and has been practicing law since 1998. She is vice-chair of Miller Johnson’s Employment and Labor Section and the Family Owned Business and Closely Held Companies practice.

  • Catherine Tracey

    Cathy Tracey is a Member at the firm and has practiced law since 2001. Her practice is focused on representing a wide range of public and private sector employers in matters related to employment law and school law.

  • Madeline VerHey

    Madeline VerHey is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s real estate practice group, where her practice focuses on residential and commercial transactions, zoning and planning issues, and environmental site diligence matters. Madeline has advised clients in commercial leasing transactions involving retail and service industry properties.

  • Sarah Willey

    Sarah K. Willey is a Member of the firm and has been practicing law since 1997. Her practice is focused on representing clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to large multinational corporations in labor and employment law matters, as well as representing housing providers in fair housing matters.