Our Favorite Speech

OBH Logo"In an ideal world, all people would, from the beginning, have been equal in the eyes and hands of the law. But we do not live in an ideal world, which is why the law is so necessary, and potent, and yes -- so precious. Good women and good men use the law not only -- and not first -- to achieve personal success, but first and mainly to achieve justice. Then there is hope."

Of counsel to our firm, Michael Dettmer was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, a role he served with distinction until 2001. Our firm is especially partial to this speech of Mike’s, delivered as the commencement address for Wayne State University Law School. Mike’s vision of lawyers expresses what we all strive to be.

Read the full transcript of the speech via the PDF download below.

Wayne State University Law School commencement address
Saturday, May 11, 1996


Retired after 28 years!

Ruth Ann Liebziet retired on July 2, 2015, after 28 years with our firm, supporting our office and clients. We couldn't have gotten where we are today without her help. We are grateful for her time and the memories along the way! Join us in wishing her all the best in her retirement!

July 2, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley, Kate E. Redman, and Emerson Hilton have become shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015 

Larry McKay & Joan McKay have joined our firm!

Olson, Bzdok & Howard welcomes Larry McKay and Joan McKay into our firm as Of Counsel attorneys. Olson, Bzdok & Howard will continue to maintain offices in both Traverse City and Frankfort, so that we can more conveniently serve clients in the surrounding counties throughout northern Michigan.

January 1, 2015