2015 Michael Barnes Award Recipient is Michael Callahan
On October 29, 2015, Legal Aid of Western Michigan will be presenting the annual Michael Barnes Award to Michael Callahan for his exemplary contributions toward the provision of free legal service to the poor and elderly in Western Michigan.
Mike graduated from Indiana University- Bloomington School of Law in 1982; when he started his legal profession at the firm Miller, Johnson, Snell and Cummiskey from 1982 to 1986; when he became in-house counsel at Amway from 1986 to 1997 with various titles/responsibilities; to being general counsel at Stiles Machinery, Inc. from 1997 to the present. Mike has been involved with Legal Aid of Western Michigan - basically since the onset of his career, taking cases through the Pro Bono Program since 1983, and donating over 700 hours of time with these matters. Additionally, Mike is a former recipient of the State Bar of Michigan John Cummiskey Award.