Wolfson Bolton PLLC announced that attorneys Michelle Bass and Katie Stearns have joined the law firm. Michelle joins the firm as a senior attorney and will lead the firm’s new consumer bankruptcy practice area. Katie joins the firm as an associate attorney and will be focused primarily on commercial litigation and bankruptcy. The announcement was made by founding member Scott Wolfson.
“We are pleased to welcome both Michelle and Katie to the firm,” said Wolfson. “The expansion into the consumer bankruptcy practice area makes Wolfson Bolton a full-service bankruptcy firm. Michelle’s experience and strong technical expertise are particularly complementary to our existing practice groups. We look forward to her leadership as we develop and grow our consumer practice.”
Michelle is a member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association and the Oakland County Bar Association. She received her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and earned her BA in History from the University of Michigan Honors College. She has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2014 and is a frequent speaker on the intersection of bankruptcy and family law topics. She has been on the Board of Directors for Tamarack Camps since 2010 and on its Executive Committee since 2012. Michelle is also a board member of JARC, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.
Katie previously clerked for Wolfson Bolton and is a recent graduate of Wayne State University Law School, where she was the Professional Development Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus and a member of the Moot Court team. She was also a member of the National Mock Trial team and the National Team Liaison on the Mock Trial Executive Board. She earned her BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan and was a Legislative Assistant for Michigan Representative Phil Cavanagh. While attending law school, Katie was a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman and Judge Gerald Rosen in the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly.