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Miller Canfield Attorney Elected to Messiah Housing Board of Directors

March 4, 2005

Christopher M. Trebilcock, an associate in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Church of the Messiah Housing Corporation, whose mission is to develop and sustain decent, affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families to help revitalize the Islandview Village neighborhood in Detroit and improve the quality of life for all residents.

At Miller Canfield, Trebilcock practices labor and employment law. Recently he served as Presidential Candidate John Kerry’s Michigan Campaign Press Secretary, and was selected as a recipient of a political leadership fellowship by Michigan State University's Michigan Political Leadership Program.

Prior to joining the firm, he was an attorney-advisor in the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges in Washington D.C. He also served as Press Secretary to Melvin Butch Hollowell, 2002 Candidate for Michigan Secretary of State, and Policy and Field Coordinator for James Blanchard, 2002 Candidate for Michigan Governor.

Trebilcock is a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section; State Bar of Michigan and its Labor and Employment Law Section; Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan; Oakland County Bar Association, where he sits on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers’ Council. In addition, he is active in the Downtown Detroit Rotary, where he serves as chair of the Program Committee; Royal Oak Mainstreet Program's Business Development Committee; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Young Founders' Council.

He is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

He is a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of Michigan. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he was member of the Moot Court Board and the Tulane Sports Law National Moot Court Team. His undergraduate degree, cum laude, is from Alma College.

The 340-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. Visit