Dearborn, MI It seems that every day we hear or see news reports saying the Democrats and Republicans cannot get along in Lansing or Washington DC. Well, they can in Dearborn!
The former president of the Dearborn Democratic Club has moved his law practice to the office of the former president of the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Republican Club. Yes, Morris Goodman, well-known Dearborn Democrat, and Gary Gardner, well-known Dearborn Republican, are occupying the same law office premises with every intention of complementing and complimenting each other.
Gardner and his brother-in-law Peter Doyle (political curmudgeon), both attorneys, have owned the law office building at 25121 Ford Road in Dearborn for more than 20 years. Goodman, who has been in private practice since 1972, joined the esteemed Mr. Gardner (who is not nearly as old as Morris and is much better looking) and Mr. Doyle, at the beginning of December.
It is their collective hope that Dearborn’s citizens and the local legal community will be enhanced by this association which, with over 100 years of collective legal expertise, will demonstrate that bringing together their differing political prospective will add to their already well-honed ability to analyze client issues.
Gardner graduated from Michigan State University in 1975 and worked for Ford Motor Company in Australia and the US. He received his law degree from the University of Detroit and since passing the bar 31 years ago, has been an active litigator. On average he has been to court once a day, every day since May 1982. In 1993, he was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Domestic Violence Committee and served for 10 years. The primary focus of Gardner’s practice is in the area of domestic relations, criminal law and drunk driving.
Doyle graduated with a bachelor’s of arts from the University of Michigan in 1978 and received his law degree from the University of Detroit in 1982. That year, he started a private practice in Oakland County and in 1989 he moved his practice to the Dearborn area. He practices in wills, estate planning and elder law, probate, personal bankruptcy, collection and collection defense, real estate and corporate law.
Goodman received a bachelor’s of arts degree from Cornell University in 1969 and a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, graduating cum laude in 1972. He has 40 years of experience in the general practice of law, specializing in family and criminal law, as well as probate and tort litigation. Over the last several years, he has handled such diverse cases as representing a woman who was wrongfully denied her rightful position on the Dearborn Civil Service Commission, to a criminal trial where his client was acquitted of child molesting. He also has recently had a spate of post judgment divorce custodial matters and probate matters, where the beneficiaries of the estate argued over who should be appointed as the personal representative.
What most people want from the attorney they hire is a truthful assessment of their legal situation and advice they can trust. That is what Gardner, Doyle and Goodman pride themselves in doing, for Republicans, Democrats and even Independents.
For more information about the services available or to seek an appointment, call (313) 565-2868 or visit www.morrisgoodman.com.