Board of Directors

Secretary / Past President: Kathleen Saenz Poppenger is the immediate past President of the Livonia Bar Association and current Secretary. A Livonia resident and a Shareholder at Vercruysse Murray & Calzone, PC in Bingham Farms, MI, she had a solo practice in Livonia from 1997-2006 before joining this labor, employment and immigration boutique firm. She has extensive experience in the field of immigration and citizenship law since 1986. Ms. Poppenger specializes in employment-based immigration matters, employer I-9 compliance and family-based green card matters. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, has been member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1994, is a member of the American Bar Association, and is listed on the Metropolitan Registries Executive Professionals Who’s Who. She can be reached at (248) 540-6197 or

President: Timothy J. Klisz is the President and of the Livonia Bar Association. A lifelong Livonia resident, Mr. Klisz founded the Klisz Law Office, PLLC, located in Livonia. Mr. Klisz is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. He maintains a full service General Practice including: Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Probate and Collections. He can be reached at (313) 402-0853 or or online at

Board Member: Carol Kramer is a Board Member of the Livonia Bar Association. A graduate of Michigan State University in 1977 and the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in 1996, Carol’s law practice has remained in Livonia and expanded to its present location in 2010. She has served on the boards of directors of the Wayne Mediation Center, the Western Wayne and Oakland Association of Realtors, and has been President of The Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business Great Lakes Chapter and the Stoneleigh Village Association. Incorporating her prior careers in consumer affairs and real estate, Carol specializes in estate planning, probate, real estate and is an arbitrator for the BBB Auto Line Program and mediator for civil, probate and domestic relations matters. She can be reached at (734) 525-8686 or


Vice President: Wendy Alton

Treasurer: Peter Behrmann