Mantese Honigman believes that diversity in the legal profession benefits our clients, our professional colleagues, and our justice system in general. We oppose discrimination in all forms.
We as a firm are committed to providing equal opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status.
We support justice, quality schools, and safe neighborhoods for minority and disadvantaged children, and we support a fair opportunity for minority and disadvantaged persons to compete in school, in the workplace, and in the professions. Below are a few examples of how use our time, talent, and treasure to benefit the poor and disadvantaged.
Medicaid and Mental Health. Our attorneys are fighting for justice for children and teens in Michigan on Medicaid assistance. David Honigman, Gerard Mantese and Theresamarie Mantese are part of a team representing a putative class of 80,000 children and teens (many of whom are minorities) on Medicaid assistance in a class action alleging systemic deficiencies in the provision of mental health care. The plaintiffs recently entered into an historic "interim agreement" with the State of Michigan, whereby the State agreed to make major changes in the provision of care to the class.
ABA Therapy. For years, our attorneys fought to require insurers to cover applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy for children on the autism spectrum. The firm succeeded, and now ABA is a covered treatment.
Rent-to-Own Homes. In other litigation, our attorneys are fighting for justice for Detroit residents who were taken advantage of in "rent-to-home" schemes.
Women's Rights. On another front, Gerard Mantese has been a fighter for survivors of domestic violence. In 2010, he received the State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award.
And More...Other attorneys are involved in providing legal aid for the poor and oppressed in other ways, including examining ways that legal aid can be provided virtually. The firm is also a large donor every year to Gleaners Food Bank. Gleaners has repeatedly recognized Mantese Honigman as being a leader in financial donations for law firms of its size.