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Miller Canfield Attorney Elected to Board of Directors of Detroit Athletic Club

February 11, 2005

Beverly Hall Burns, a principal and the deputy CEO of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC).

“The DAC is a vital club with wonderful people and important traditions,” said Burns, who has been an active member of the DAC for eight years.

At Miller Canfield, Burns practices labor law, representing both private and public sector employers in NLRB and state employment relations matters; labor negotiations; contract administration; and arbitration. She also represents clients on employment discrimination matters before federal and state agencies and courts; she handles Section 301 and other employment-related litigation, and general labor-related matters. She is also part of the firm’s School Law Group, specializing in school labor matters including cases under Michigan’s Teacher Tenure Act as well as in special education, student discipline, Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act issues.

She is a member of the Michigan Bar Association’s Labor Law Section; the American Bar Association’s Labor Law Section and Committee on Law Firm Management; Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association; Michigan Council of School Attorneys; and National Council of School Attorneys. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan.

She is past Chair of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Board of Directors, serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Detroit, is a fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation, and Chair of the board of trustees of the Michigan Women’s Foundation. She is also a member of the MSU's National Alumni Association Board of Directors.

She received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.

She resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

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.