Foster Swift Elects New Shareholders


The law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC has added Karl Butterer, Lisa Hamameh, Ray Littleton, and Mindi Johnson, as the newly elected shareholders of the firm.

Butterer, of the Grand Rapids office, concentrates his practice in the areas of employment, torts, civil rights, contract disputes and commercial litigation.

Butterer, of Grand Rapids, is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law. He has served on the State Bar Representative Assembly for the 17th Circuit Court. Butterer has served as a member of the executive committee for the Litigation Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He also served on its Board of Trustees and Chaired the Membership Services Committee. 

Butterer earned his Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Michigan and his juris doctor from the Indiana University School of Law.

Lisa Hamameh is a municipal litigation attorney in the firm’s Farmington Hills office and practices in municipal, zoning and land use, and liquor licensing law. Hamameh serves on three sections and two committees of the State Bar of Michigan. She has been selected as a DBusiness Top Lawyer for 2016.

She is the co-author of a chapter on Liquor Licensing in the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s publication Michigan Municipal Law; and a chapter on Plea Bargaining in Michigan Criminal Procedure. She has also co-authored an article for the Oakland County Bar Association’s publication Laches;  as well as being the author on the book Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign.

Hamameh, of Sterling Heights, earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice from Wayne State University and her juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Johnson, of the firm’s Grand Rapids office, focuses her practice on employee benefits law, health care reform and health care law and chairs the firm’s employee benefits practice group. She is a member of both the tax section and health care law section for the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

Johnson, of Wyoming, earned her  Bachelor of Arts in communication from Calvin College and her juris doctor from St. Louis University School of Law.


Littleton, of Farmington Hills, is a litigation attorney in the Farmington Hills office and he specializes in three areas: insurance litigation and claim disputes, employment and management disputes, and business and contract disputes. Littleton is a member of both the State Bar of Michigan, where he serves on the Representative Assembly, and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Littleton has litigated in the Circuit Courts of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio and has argued in front of the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Federal District Courts in Michigan. In addition, he is a board member of the Floyd Skinner Bar Association, Legal Aid of Western Michigan and Canvassers for the City of Grand Rapids.

Littleton earned his bachelor’s in economics from Yale University and his juris doctor from Marquette University Law School.


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