About Anne Brash

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Anne Brash is a reporter rooted in Michigan. She has been writing for Super Lawyers Magazine since 2018 and has covered groundbreaking attorneys for several of the publication's state and regional branches.

Articles written by Anne Brash

In the Face of Tragedy

Chris Wilson’s fight to ban assault weapons

When a gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012, the leaders of Highland Park, Illinois, hoped to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening in their town. So, the following year, the Chicago suburb decided to ban assault rifles. The sole city councilman to vote against the ban cited “the specter of hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars of litigation costs” as his reasoning when casting his vote. Gun rights advocates soon made good on the …

No Place Like Home

Butch Hollowell has Detroiters’ backs

Melvin Butch Hollowell regularly greets the city of Detroit with a Facebook post: a stunning view of the sunrise or sunset over Belle Isle and the Detroit River from his waterfront home near Indian Village. He says he can’t leave town without friends demanding more of the panoramic scene that reminds them of home. “There’s nothing like Detroit,” he says. “There’s something about it that has this pull to it.” That pull has been a throughline to Hollowell’s more than 40 years as …

From the Ground Up

Kathleen Bogas has been part of employment discrimination cases since the foundation of the law

In the early 1970s, U.S. Air Force Lt. Sharron Frontiero applied for her husband to receive military benefits, just as her male counterparts were entitled to for their wives. The Air Force denied her request, citing a requirement that male spouses prove they’re dependent on their wives for more than half their support, even though female spouses were automatically approved. Frontiero sued the Department of Defense, and the case eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ruth …

Troubled Waters

Recounting the historic legal battle that resulted from the Flint Water Crisis

In the summer of 2014, Flint resident Melissa Mays was trying to be healthy. She worked with a nutritionist, wasn’t on any medications, and toted a gallon jug filled with tap water to the gym nearly every day of the week to stay hydrated while she exercised. When her children worked up a sweat in the summer heat, she gave them water instead of sugary sodas or juices. They’d frequent the pool and wash the car. They were drinking, bathing in, playing in, cooking with and washing clothes in …

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