Zausmer Honors Black History Month: Talitha Mahome and Khadijah McFadden

In honor of Black History Month, we will highlight the outstanding Black attorneys at our firm.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight two of Zausmer’s associates, Talitha Mahome and Khadijah McFadden.

“I hope people understand that Black history is a part of American history. It’s not enough for people to acknowledge Black history only during the month of February. We should support and celebrate Black excellence that is present in our communities every single day because doing so is a small step in transforming our country’s history,” said Talitha.

Talitha has been a member of our Insurance Defense practice group for several years. Since joining Zausmer, Talitha has concentrated on all areas of Michigan’s No-Fault law. Her current caseload is primarily made up of Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF) matters.

Talitha graduated magna cum laude from Davenport University with a Bachelor of Science and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. While in law school, she was the Treasurer of the Black Law Student Association, which provides academic and career support to minority law students.

As a firm believer in giving back to her community, Talitha volunteers with firm-wide charity events, such as Free Bikes 4 Kids and Operation Good Cheer. She is also an active member of her church and loves being a part of their community outreach program that makes and delivers sack lunches to the downtown Detroit area.

Khadijah McFadden is a member of our Insurance Defense practice group. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Montclair State University. She then received her Paralegal Certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University and went on to receive her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Khadijah stays active in the community by participating in multiple yearly charity events, such as Free Bikes 4 Kids and Operation Good Cheer with the firm. In addition, Khadijah serves as a board member of the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative and assists with the development of Eldercaring Coordination, an ADR program for families in high-conflict scenarios.

Khadijah shared her thoughts on why recognizing and celebrating Black History during February and the rest of the year is essential. “Recognizing Black History provides individuals and entities with major opportunities to repair. Celebrating Black History strengthens.”

Zausmer appreciates and values the many talents and perspectives that each individual brings to the firm and recognizes that our ability to attract and retain attorneys and staff members with diverse backgrounds is fundamental to our success. A well-balanced workplace and diverse culture not only enriches the quality of life for our employees, but also enhances the excellent service we provide to our clients.


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