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Collins Einhorn Farrell Elects Michigan’s First Black Woman CEO, Marking Historic Milestone

In a momentous and historic move, Collins Einhorn Farrell has elected Michigan’s first Black woman CEO, a decision that not only underscores its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal industry but also sets a new standard for the sector. An innovation leader within the legal sphere, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC (CE) proudly announced the groundbreaking election of Kellie L. Howard as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“I am deeply honored to lead CE into this new era of legal excellence in which we will continue our embrace of emerging technologies and pioneer new approaches to better serve our clients,” Howard said.

Established in 1971, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is a highly reputable multi-specialty law firm with its main office in Southfield, Michigan. Recognized as a prominent legal entity in defense litigation, the firm offers specialized legal counsel across various industries throughout the Midwest region.

With the unanimous support of its shareholders, she has become the first CEO from a minority background and the youngest person at 44 to hold the position at this prestigious, non-minority-owned law firm. Howard’s groundbreaking achievement is a beacon of inspiration and a source of immense pride for the firm and the legal industry.

“My journey here stands as a testament to our firm’s creed: the brightest and most capable will thrive,” Howard said.

Howard’s strategic leadership will guide CE into uncharted markets, fostering an environment of innovation and inclusivity. The company will diversify into emerging sectors, particularly in AI ethics, while also emphasizing and solidifying its esteemed standing as clients’ preferred partner.

The law firm specializes in a wide range of practice areas to meet the diverse legal needs of its clients. These areas include Alternative Dispute Resolution, representing clients in mediation and arbitration processes to resolve disputes amicably and efficiently. The firm also handles cases in the Appellate court, providing legal representation for clients seeking to appeal a prior court decision.

The firm has experience in Trucking and Commercial Transportation cases, representing clients in legal matters related to transportation and logistics. They offer legal representation in cases concerning Ethics and Grievance Defense, assisting professionals in addressing ethical and disciplinary issues.