Direct responsibility for managing law firm. Nationally recognized expert in the areas of insurance fraud and bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. Credited for creating and implementing the position of Wayne County arson prosecutor in coordination with Chief of Staff Donn Fresard.
Direct responsibility for litigation and defense of cases involving arson, theft, catastrophic and other serious injuries in the areas of automobile negligence, first-party no-fault insurance and fraudulent claim defense. Since 1990, many significant cases involving staged accidents and other fraudulent claim defenses were tried to completion on behalf of Clients. Declaratory actions on behalf of Clients involving conspiracies to defraud both personal protection benefits and liability coverage have been successfully concluded. Since 1990, on behalf of Clients and other carriers, programs have been established to review for, and actively defend against, fraudulent schemes to obtain uninsured motorist benefits by staging accidents. Aggressive defense of these cases has resulted in successful denial and commensurate savings to the carriers and protection of the innocent policyholders. Successful in personally having over 1,000 cases of fraud dismissed before trial without indemnity payment.
Professional or Trade Affiliations
- State Bar of Michigan, 1984 to present
- Negligence Section of State Bar of Michigan
- Detroit Bar Association
- Macomb Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Association of Defense Trial Counsel
- Served as Independent Arbitrator for the Auto Club
Honors & Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated - Preeminent