From 1970 to 2000, David Lanctot was employed by AAA Michigan in its Legal Department. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Lanctot managed Lanctot, McCutcheon, Schoolmaster, Taylor and Hom. Mr. Lanctot supervised over 60 attorneys and 80 support staff. During that time, AAA’s Legal department handled 4,000 litigation files per year in auto no-fault and homeowner’s insurance. His responsibilities included a budget of $30 million per year and acting as the Chief Liaison between the Legal Department and the Claim Department.
From 1970 to 1994, Mr. Lanctot did trial work, rising through the ranks from staff attorney to senior attorney to executive attorney and, finally, to managing attorney. He handled personal injury and insurance litigation with over 100 trials in Federal and State Courts. Mr. Lanctot specialized in handling catastrophic no-fault litigation (brain and spinal cord injuries)from 1983 to 1994. In 1984 Mr. Lanctot established the AAA Claim/Legal Catastrophic Loss Unit to coordinate the handling of all of AAA’s catastrophic no-fault claims both before and after litigation. He has also handled appeals in the Michigan Courts of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Lanctot served Of Counsel to Scarfone and Geen, P.C. In 2013, Mr. Lanctot joined the firm as an attorney. Since joining the firm, he has focused his practice on first and third-party no fault litigation. In addition, Mr. Lanctot has focused his practice on the recent explosion of provider litigation in the no-fault arena.
Professional or Trade Affiliations
- State Bar of Michigan
Honors & Awards
- President of Detroit Adjusters Association, 1978/1979
- President of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 1996/1997
- Guest lecturer for the Detroit Adjusters Association
- Guest lecturer for the Michigan Adjusters Association
- Guest lecturer for the Association of Defense Trial Counsel
- Guest lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education
- Guest lecturer for Lawrence Institute
- Along with John Geen, David represented the Auto Club in Hofmann v Auto Club Insurance Association, 211 Mich App 55 (1995), a seminal case that dealt with the scope of chiropractic in Michigan and provider overcharging. The case spanned 10 years and an eleven week trial.