SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
I have significant, progressive experience in the legal profession with 25+ years of experience as counsel in a wide variety of civil, regulatory, licensing and dispute resolution matters. I enjoy the unique advantage of having acquired a comprehensive perspective on effective litigation handling, gained from several years of experience as a legal secretary and paralegal in litigation practices. I am a hands-on, results-oriented attorney committed to excellent and effective representation.
I graduated Cum Laude from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University Law College). I achieved my two undergraduate degrees and law degree with honors while attending night school and working full time in the legal profession. I am also active in professional and community organizations.
WHEELER UPHAM, P.C.
Associate, 6/21 – present
Providing advocacy and counsel primarily in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, family law, wills, powers of attorney, probate administration, professional licensing, and employment law.
BARBARA J KENNEDY, ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR
Proprietor, 03/19 – 5/21
Providing dependable legal services to individuals, small businesses, non-profits and licensed professionals in a variety of matters
AARDEMA WHITELAW, PLLC
Senior Associate, 09/12 – 11/18
Originally hired to “pinch hit” during the maternity leave of another attorney; accepted offer of full-time employment as healthcare defense counsel. Immediately approved as counsel by the firm’s insurance carriers and developed caseload assigned by senior counsel. Responsible for all aspects of case work-up from initial retention through trial.