Secrest Wardle exodus cancels city attorney agreement

Farmington is reporting this morning that the departure of four attorneys from the Farmington Hills office of Secrest Wardle has led to the termination of a memorandum of understanding between the law firm and the City of Farmington.

One of the exiting lawyers, Thomas Schultz, is Farmington’s city attorney. He and colleagues Steven Joppich, Stephen Meads and Elizabeth Kudla Saarela, have left the firm to join a new firm, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich.

Joppich is the City of Farmington Hills’ attorney. Internet news company is not reporting on the status of the agreement between Farmington Hills and Secrest Wardle.