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Nathan Peplinski Serves the Legal Profession and the Community as a Michigan State Bar Association Fellow

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Harvey Kruse partner Nathan Peplinski has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts, from pre-trial proceedings to arguments before the Michigan Supreme Court and briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. But as a Michigan State Bar Association Fellow, Nate also gives back to the profession and seeks to broaden access to justice for those who cannot afford legal representation.

An Honor and a Responsibility

Established in 1947, the Michigan State Bar Foundation has funded organizations and initiatives focused on improving the justice system. The Foundation has issued more than $210 million in grants since its inception, with legal aid nonprofits receiving the largest share.

In 1984, the Foundation’s created its Fellows Program to recognize Michigan lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence and service to the community and invite those attorneys to provide leadership in determining where and how grants should be awarded and administered. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers.

Nate was inducted as a Michigan State Bar Association Fellow in 2022, one of 28 lawyers honored by their colleagues throughout Michigan for their legal prowess and commitment to the communities where they live and practice. Since then, he has participated in the Foundation’s grant of nearly $75,000 to the Detroit Justice Center, the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Michigan Indian Legal Services.

As Nate explains, “Becoming a Fellow is both humbling and fulfilling. I’m touched by the peer recognition, and I take very seriously my duty to help direct dollars to local and statewide organizations that can do the most good for the populations that need them.”

Click here to learn more about the Michigan State Bar Foundation’s recent grants.