I am a trial lawyer engaged in assisting clients in resolving disputes.

I have represented clients in a wide variety of business and products liability actions. I have been, among other things, national trial counsel for a manufacturer of medical devices, national trial counsel for a manufacturer of certain silicone products, and select regional counsel for a manufacturer of seat belts and airbags. I have tried cases across a variety of sectors including commercial, general business, employment, products liability, tax, and personal injury, etc.


Business Litigation

In courtrooms, agencies, and tribunals across the country, we pursue our clients’ interests–both cost-effectively and with positive results.



  • University of Michigan Law School, 1970
    • J.D.
  • University of Michigan, 1967
    • B.A.


  • Michigan Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Detroit Chapter
      • Litigation Section, former Co-chair
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow


  • Michigan, 1970
  • Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1970

Professional Achievements

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2013-2024
  • Michigan Leading Lawyers, 2014-2021
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • dbusiness, "Top Lawyers," 2010; 2013; 2017; 2019-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Wayne State University School of Law, former Adjunct Professor



I was the chancellor of Christ Church Cranbrook for a number of years.