Herschel P. Fink

Herschel Fink has formed an Of Counsel relationship with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. Mr. Fink has been legal counsel to the Detroit Free Press and USA Today Network's Michigan newsrooms. Previously, he was a senior partner at a leading Detroit law firm, where he headed its media law practice for 35 years.

Herschel specializes in representing news organizations, media and entertainment companies, and high profile personalities in a broad range of First Amendment and intellectual property issues. He is a frequent speaker at national media law conferences, and speaks regularly on media topics to gatherings of judges and lawyers.

Herschel earned a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit. He earned the Society of Professional Journalists National First Amendment Award "for extraordinarily strong efforts to preserve and strengthen the First Amendment." The society's Michigan Chapter also awarded him a "Lifetime Achievement Award," the first time a non-journalist was honored. He has also been listed in every edition of America's Best Lawyers in First Amendment law during his private practice, was named a Crain's Detroit Business "Power Lawyer" and was honored by Michigan Lawyer's Weekly as one of its "Leaders in the Law."

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Florida

Honors & Awards

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, recognized as one of 25 "Leaders in the Law," 2009
  • Named a "2008 Power Lawyer" by Crain's Detroit Business
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007-2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1991-2012
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-2012
  • The Society of Professional Journalists, recognized as one of three "2010 First Amendment Award" winners