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Nadine A. Hessi and Jeffrey R. May Join Bodman PLC

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Nadine A. Hessi and Jeffrey R. May have joined the firm as associate attorneys.

Hessi is based in the firm’s Detroit office and May is based in the Ann Arbor office. Both are former participants in Bodman’s summer law clerk program.

Hessi is a member of Bodman’s High Net Worth Practice Group. She represents high net worth individual clients in connection with estate planning and related tax and personal business matters and the administration of trusts and estates.

As a law student, she served as an intern to the Hon. Sean F. Cox of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan where she conducted research and drafted bench memos. She also served as an intern at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit where she composed memos on various legal issues for the Hon. Mariam Bazzi of the Wayne County Circuit Court.

Hessi earned her law and undergraduate degrees from Wayne State University. She participated in the Wayne Law Moot Court Program and was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus and the Muslim Law Students Association. She was awarded the WSU Law Scholarship and the Robert and Marie Fayz Endowed Scholarship for academic achievement.

May is a member of Bodman’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He represents business clients in complex commercial disputes. 

As a law student, he served as a law clerk with the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, DC, where he assisted with depositions, prepared witnesses for trial, and performed legal research in connection with pending cases. 

May earned his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan Law School, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and the David W. Belin and Constance Newman Belin Law Scholarship. He volunteered as a student attorney with the Veterans Legal Clinic and served on the Law School Student Senate where he chaired the Academic Environment Committee. He also served as a junior editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law and participated in the Campbell Moot Court Competition.

May serves on the board of directors of the May Family Foundation, which works to provide opportunities for under-resourced youth. He volunteered for several years as an event co-chair and manager for Outfest, an annual outdoor fundraiser for the Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor.  

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