Rucho et al v Common Cause

The United States Supreme Court today issued a long-awaited ruling in Rucho et al v Common Cause, et al that immediately highlights the value of Michigan’s recent Voters Not Politicians ballot initiative to pass Proposal 2 ending partisan gerrymandering in Michigan.

Michigan has already insulated itself from much of the harsh impact of today’s federal decision, by moving forward to adopt Proposal 2 to amend Michigan’s Constitution, which will result in the formation of a citizen’s commission to redistrict the state for the 2022 elections.

The Fraser Trebilcock election team represented Voters Not Politicians in VNP’s successful 2018 litigation winning a ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court mandating that Proposal 2 appear on that year’s ballot, and changing Michigan law in the process.

To view the full opinion, click here.

Completing the Medicaid Application: Workshop Breakdown

Maneuvering through the numerous rules and regulations of Medicaid can often be a stressful time for families. The application itself seems straightforward, but every client has their own unique needs, requiring valuable insight from an experienced attorney. It’s with that in mind that Fraser Trebilcock attorney Melisa M.W. Mysliwiec will be sharing key information with other attorneys in Michigan. The presentation, titled, “Completing the Medicaid Application: A Hands-On Workshop,” will be delivered to members of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education‘s Elder Law Certificate Program on Friday, June 28, 2019.

This seminar will provide attendees with a case study and supporting documents, in which they will be able to work through in groups from start to finish. A completed sample Assets Declaration and Medicaid Application for Patient of Nursing Facility will be given as well for attendees to review and understand what is included and why.

Melisa, along with Rosemary Howley Buhl, Arthur L. Malisow, Terrence G. Quinn, and Charles S. Ofstein, will answer questions and provide advice on each step in the process to ensure attendees walk away with a completed sample Medicaid application they’ll be able to use as a model in their practice.

Attorney Melisa Mysliwiec

If you would like to talk with an attorney about putting legal plans in place, contact attorney Melisa M. W. Mysliwiec. Melisa focuses her work in the areas of Elder Law and Medicaid planning, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. She can be reached at or 616-301-0800.

Attorney Brian Morley Discusses Current Criminal Legal News on Radio Show

The recent Virginia Beach mass shooting that left 12 municipal workers deceased again brought the questions surrounding workplace shootings and disgruntled employees to national headlines.

While a guest on Michigan’s Big Show with Michael Patrick Shields earlier this week, attorney Brian P. Morley discussed the shooting and whether there are any indicators or signs to prevent such events from occurring.

To hear the full interview with Brian, click here.

Brian P. Morley | Fraser TrebilcockFor more information on this blog post, or other criminal or family law concerns, contact Lansing attorney Brian P. Morley at 517.377.0873, or Brian Morley is a skilled attorney specializing in criminal defense and family law, with the added experience of nearly a decade as a certified police officer. He was recently selected by peers for inclusion once again in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the field of DUI/DWI Defense.