I am a lifelong Michigan resident born and raised in the Detroit area. I graduated from the U of D Jesuit High School in 1967; completed my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and graduated from the Wayne State University Law School in 1974 cum laude.
I have been a general trial practitioner all of my career handling cases in a broad variety of areas, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, general personal injury, worker's compensation, probate litigation and a wide spectrum of business litigation. This latter category includes covenants-not-to-compete, pension fund litigation, employment, federal and state constitutional law matters involving private versus public sector entities, school law, civil rights litigation, partnership and corporate dissolutions and disputes, and truck accident litigation. I handle cases both at the trial court level and on appeal.
One of my most rewarding pursuits was to serve on the School Board for the West Bloomfield School District for 24 years, holding the offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. I have recently been appointed to the Board of Regents for the Orchard Lake Schools and the board of directors for St. Mary’s Preparatory, one of the OLS institutions. I also serve as a hearing panelist for the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board and in that capacity have authored numerous opinions on individual discipline cases. I was a former member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice. I am admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio. I have also been specially admitted in Ohio, Missouri and Texas.