Board of Directors

President: Kathleen L. Cole is the President of the Livonia Bar Association. She is a trial lawyer and has practiced law in Michigan for almost 19 years. Her firm is Cole Family Law, PLLC and she specializes in family law matters such as divorce, custody, parenting time, support and adoptions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1995. She can be reached at (734) 466-9760 or kathleen@colefamilylaw.com or online at www.colefamilylaw.com


Vice President: Melissa Cox is the Vice President of the Livonia Bar Association. Her expertise is primarily in criminal defense, municipal prosecution, and family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, adoption, and child support. She originally joined the law firm of Fausone Bohn as a law clerk in 2006, and then as an attorney in 2008. She is a 2008 graduate of Ave Maria School of Law and also holds a degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a lifelong resident of the area, and lives in Livonia with her husband and three children. She can be reached at (248) 380-9976 or mcox@fb-firm.com or online at www.fb-firm.com


Treasurer: Peter Behrmann is the Treasurer of the Livonia Bar Association. He grew up in Livonia and owns Phoenix Law, a bankruptcy law firm in Livonia. He has limited his practice exclusively to personal Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. He is a graduate of the Grand Valley State University and Cooley Law School. He lives in Wixom with his wife Jeri and their two daughters. He can be reached at (734) 779-9999 or PeterB@PhoenixFreshStart.com or online at www.PhoenixFreshStart.com


Secretary: Angela Mannarino is an Associate Attorney with Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco, McCauley &Kotzian, PC. She has served as the prosecuting attorney for Van Buren Township since 2012. As part of her broader law practice, Ms. Mannarino concentrates on misdemeanor and felony criminal defense and employment law. Ms. Mannarino has resided in Livonia for many years. She is a 2008 graduate of Wayne State University Law School, and she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2005. She can be reached at (248) 865-0001 or amannarino@gmgmlaw.com or online at www.gmgmlaw.com


Board Member: Leo D. Neville is a long-time Livonia resident and a Board Member of the Livonia Bar Association. Leo graduated from Michigan State University and the Detroit College of Law. His law firm, Leo D. Neville, PLLC, is located in the heart of Livonia. Leo is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience dedicated to representing the rights of individuals and local businesses. His practice includes business law, criminal law, elder law, probate and estate planning, personal injury, Social Security Disability and much more. Leo can be reached at (734) 425-6340 or leo@leonevillelaw.com or visit the firm’s website at www.leonevillelaw.com


Board Member: Stacey L. Selleck was admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan in November 2008. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the United States District Court of Michigan, both the Eastern and Western Districts. She actively participates as a member in both the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. Ms. Selleck established her own practice in October 2010, and has operated Selleck Legal, PLLC as a sole practitioner since it's incorporation. She can be reached at (734) 729-4459 or stacey@sellecklegal.com or online at www.sellecklegal.com