Education

Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law, J.D. 2002, summa cum laude;

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Grand Valley State University, B.S. 1999

Muskegon Community College, A.A. 1997

Dan concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of commercial and probate litigation, including products liability, unfair competition, personal injury, wrongful death and wills, trusts, guardianship and conservatorship disputes.

Sample Projects

  • Successfully obtained a $250,000 verdict, including over $105,000 in exemplary damages for a corporate client, after a two-week jury trial, during which Dan convinced the jurors to find in favor of his client on all counts, including breach of contract, fraud and veil-piercing against all offices, directors and shareholders.
  • Successfully obtained a no-cause verdict at trial in shareholder dispute involving a hotel.
  • Successfully represented clients before planning commissions and city councils.
  • Successfully represented client in defamation case against employer.
  • Successfully obtained verdict in client’s favor after 3-day guardianship hearing.
  • Successfully petitioned for dismissal of wrongful death claim in motor vehicle accident.
  • Successfully defended industrial client in breach of contract case involving the sale of electrical substation.
  • Successfully defended a national medical device company by obtaining summary disposition in a personal injury action where the plaintiff claimed permanent disability and inability to work due to an ulnar nerve injury.
  • Successfully defended a large loan company in a fraud case by obtaining summary disposition on all of the plaintiff’s claims, as well as obtaining a six-figure judgment against the plaintiff on all counterclaims, including a claim for attorney’s fees.
  • Successfully settled several significant personal injury cases for injured clients.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant software design company in a federal class action case involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Obtained a verdict at trial in favor of plaintiff towing company concerning the reasonableness of storage fees under Michigan statute.

Education

Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law, J.D. 2002, summa cum laude;

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Grand Valley State University, B.S. 1999

Muskegon Community College, A.A. 1997