General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Margaret Kiernan

Margaret Battle Kiernan has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Focus: HOPE since 2011, overseeing the legal affairs of Focus: HOPE and its subsidiaries. She advises the organization on a wide range of legal and nonprofit issues, working with management and staff to develop value-added and effective solutions to move Focus: HOPE’s mission forward.

Before joining Focus: HOPE in 1996, Margaret was in private practice specializing in municipal and appellate law. Prior to becoming General Counsel, she served as Senior Program Developer and Senior Attorney.

Margaret received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School and her Bachelor’s Degree in History and English from Mercy College of Detroit. She is passionately devoted to Focus: HOPE and its mission.