Jasmine Rippy Elected To Wolverine Bar Association Board of Directors
Jasmine D. Rippy, an associate attorney practicing in Bodman PLC’s Ann Arbor office, has been elected to the board of directors of the Wolverine Bar Association.
The new board was sworn in at the Annual Presidents Reception hosted by the Wolverine Bar Foundation, the Wolverine Bar Association, and the Association of Black Judges of Michigan in Detroit on Friday, June 23.
Rippy, a member of Bodman’s Business Practice Group, represents businesses in matters involving a broad range of corporate law issues including business formation and commercial transactions. Before joining Bodman, she served as a judicial extern to Judge Jack Zouhary of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to Judge Thomas Tucker of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. During her time at the University of Toledo Law School, she was a member of the Black Law Students Association and the Public Interest Law Association.
The Wolverine Bar Association was established during the 1930s by a group of African-American attorneys. The Association was organized to coordinate the energies and talents of the increasing number of African-Americans admitted to practice throughout Michigan. Since its inception, the Wolverine Bar Association assumed a leadership role in community and political activities, a precedent that continues to this day.