A local attorney is being honored by the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section.
Tania “Dee Dee” Fuller is first attorney from a solo practice to win the Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award.
She will be presented the award this Friday at the section's Schulman Award Ceremony at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids.
The award was named after the late Wayne State University Law School Professor Stephen Schulman in 2006. It honors Michigan business attorneys who “consistently exemplify the characteristics the Business Law Section and seeks to foster and facilitate the highest quality of professionalism, the highest quality of practice and an unwavering dedication to service, ethical conduct and collegiality within the practice of law.”
Fuller has managed her own firm, Fuller Law and Counseling in Grand Rapids Township, since 2004.
Throughout her legal career, Fuller has worked on transactional projects, including mergers and acquisitions and contract law, and she has provided estate planning services.
Fuller serves as the Business Law Section’s nomination director and is also on its Programs Committee and its Unincorporated Enterprises Committee.
“There are some amazing lawyers who are involved in the section, and they are all so bright and willing to help,” Fuller said. “As a solo practitioner, I have had some cases where I have required some outside help. With my involvement in the section, I have this whole network of lawyers I can turn to that are partners for me as needed.”
She has also been an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is the president of her local Rotary Club, supporting local, national and global crises.
“The almost 15 years I have served as a Rotarian have been amazing,” Fuller said. “It’s one of the best ways I know where one person can help to make a major difference. My involvement has become a true passion."
She holds a B.A. from Aquinas College and a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.