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Attorney Henry Baskin has served as the President of The Baskin Law Firm, PC, since he founded it in 1958. Since then, he has constantly stood at the forefront of entertainment and family law, handling the kinds of cases that had not been seen before in Michigan courts and pushing for new laws as a legislative activist. Henry Baskin has not limited his efforts to legal work; he is a staunch philanthropist with a history of not only supporting existing charities but also founding his own. 

Over his 50 years as an attorney, Henry Baskin has earned accolades from organizations and magazines across the nation. He has been recognized as one of Michigan’s most influential lawyers by the periodical Lawyers Weekly, and has maintained a listing in The Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade and a half. Groups like the State Bar of Michigan, the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Detroit chapter of Variety, and the Michigan Kidney Foundation have all awarded Baskin for his work.

Henry Baskin’s career as an attorney has seen him accomplish many “firsts” within the state. He pioneered as one of the earliest major entertainment lawyers in the state, pushing for new standard contracts in the music industry after foreseeing the advent of music videos and musicians’ intellectual property issues. Baskin also handled the first bi-racial custody case in the state, sued a Rhode Island governor over paternity, and tried the first grandparent custody case. 

Beyond his career as an attorney, Henry Baskin founded two charitable organizations, the Mental Illness Research Association and the Family AIDS Network. He also holds prominent positions with the Association Against Children’s Substance Abuse, Variety-The Children’s Charity, and WTVS T.V. He serves as a board member of Haven, an Oakland County organization helping victims of domestic violence. Other charities with which he stays involved include Easter Seals, Inc., Horizons-Upward Bound, the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, and the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation.