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MPLP Governance


Michigan PLP, LLC’s board members provide governance for the LLC, including MPLP and its statewide advocacy programs

President - Delphia Simpson, Managing Attorney at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office

Vice President - Tom Daniels, Principal/Owner of Pear, Sperling, Eggan & Daniels, P.C.

Fred Miller - UAW-GM Legal Services Plan

David Shaltz - Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices PLLC

Martha Gonzalez Cortes - Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)


MPLP’s Administrative Committee oversees the joint services between the Michigan Poverty Law Program and the University of Michigan Law School.

Robert Gillett, Michigan Advocacy Program Executive Director

Ann Routt, Michigan Advocacy Program Deputy Director

Lorray S. C. Brown, Michigan PLP, LLC Co-Director and Consumer Law Attorney

Angela Tripp, Michigan PLP, LLC Co-Director and Project Director, Michigan Legal Help Program

David Santacroce, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning, University of Michigan Law School

Suellyn Scarnecchia, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School


The MPLP Advisory Board meets two times a year to advise on training, advocacy priorities and support issues.

Carlos Bermudez, United Auto Workers

Kelly L. Bidelman, Center for Civil Justice

Dan Bonner, Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Tracie Coffman, Kellogg Foundation

Aida Cuadrado, Center for Community Change

Brian Gilmore, Michigan State University Law School

Rob Mathis, State Bar of Michigan

Keith Morris, Elder Law of Michigan

Andrea Rossi, Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Katie Strickfaden, Lakeshore Legal Aid

Erma Thomas, Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan

Karen Tjapkes, Legal Aid of Western Michigan

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