Summer Associates Join SHRR – Brittany Macaddino and Christian Pederson

We are pleased to welcome two Summer Associates to Smith Haughey!

Brittany Macaddino

Brittany was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area and has spent most of her life living in Northville. Brittany knew going into college that she wanted to be a lawyer, and while she studied International Relations in undergrad at Michigan State University.

Brittany is currently attending MSU College of Law, expected to graduate in May 2023. Last summer she worked at the Perkins Law Group in Detroit as a criminal appellate intern. As part of the MSUCOL program,  she is the managing editor for the International Law Review journal; and is in a two-year curriculum that covers every stage of the trial process at the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Law Institute.

In her free time, Brittany likes consuming music and staying active. She loves traveling, and eating great food.

Christian Pederson

Christian is also joining us as a Summer Associate in the Grand Rapids office. Before law school, Christian attended the University of Alabama, and graduated in 2018 with an Economics Degree. Christian is currently attending Indiana University Maurer School of Law, graduating May 2023.

Christian has previously worked in Thailand as a Intellectual Property Summer Associate, gaining a variety of business law experience.

He participated in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition this past fall, and received brief-writing honors. Additionally he serves as the Notes Editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and his student note “The Impact of the Exhaustion of Rights Doctrine on Parallel Imports and International Trade” has been presumed for publication in the journal as well. He is also a volunteer for the Incarcerated Individuals Legal Assistance Project at the school.

In Christian’s free time he’s really into watching soccer and football.  He likes to hike and run a lot with his dog, Flossy. He also thoroughly enjoys traveling, live music, and snowboarding.