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Detroit Bar Association Recognizes Kaminski with 2019 President’s Award

July 25, 2019

The Detroit Bar Association Barristers have selected Varnum attorney Shanna Kaminski as the winner of this year’s President’s Award. The award recognizes a young attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, her clients and the public.

The award was presented at the DBA’s Summer Breeze Celebration, at which the bar recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of “our best and brightest young attorneys who have, in the early stages of their career, demonstrated great potential as future leaders of the community.” The event was held Wednesday, July 24 at the Detroit Shipping Company.

Kaminski is a member of Varnum’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team and the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Practice Team. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy-related litigation, business litigation and debtor/creditor rights.

A graduate of Valparaiso School of Law, Kaminski is the chair of the Debtor/Creditor Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and the co-vice chair of the Debtor/Creditor Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar. She is also on the board of directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Wayne Region), and the Michigan Network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. In addition, Kaminski is a member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Detroit Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association.

Kaminski is very involved in her community, including volunteering for and serving on the board of directors for local nonprofit organizations.

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