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Bar association names '3-in-10' award winners

June 12, 2019
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Christine Cameron, left, Kellen Dotson and Katie Johnson 3-in-10 award winners
Christine Cameron, left, Kellen Dotson and Katie Johnson. Courtesy WMU Cooley Law School

Three attorneys have been honored by the local bar association.

Christine Cameron, Kellen Dotson and Katie Johnson were each presented the “3-in-10” Award last month by the Grand Rapids Bar Association, according to WMU Cooley Law School. 

The annual award is given to three attorneys who have shown outstanding professional achievements, exceptional public service and significantly contributed to the legal profession within their first 10 years. 

Christine Cameron

Cameron works on real estate transactions, contracts, business planning and landlord-tenant disputes for PTJ Properties, a property development and management company. She has been a member of the bar association since 2015. She is a member of the Law School Liaison Committee, West Michigan Justice Foundation Committee and Young Lawyers section. She volunteers with the bar’s 3Rs program, an outreach program that teaches civics to ninth-grade students at Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Preparatory High School. She is a graduate of WMU Cooley Law School. 

Kellen Dotson

Dotson is a criminal defense attorney at the Kent County Office of the Defender. He has volunteered with the United Way Schools of Hope program, the bar’s 3Rs program and served as a mentor for Alger Heights Middle School, Grand Rapids Prep and River City Scholars. He is a graduate of WMU Cooley Law School. 

Katie Johnson

Johnson is a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Western Michigan. She focuses on litigation matters that pertain to low-income housing in West Michigan, landlord-tenant cases, divorce involving domestic violence and other consumer cases. Johnson has also clerked for the 17th Circuit Court’s specialized business docket. She has been a volunteer for the bar’s 3Rs program for five years. She is a graduate of WMU Cooley Law School.

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