Civil Litigation

Our Civil Litigation practice group is comprised of Dennis E. Zacharski, J. Patrick O’Neill and D. Michael McCann (Of Counsel). They are ably supported by our staff of legal assistants and legal secretaries.

The Civil Litigation Department represents our clients in regard to a variety of claims, including products liability, construction liability, intentional torts, general negligence, motor vehicle negligence, no-fault, workers’ compensation liens and subrogation, auto subrogation, toxic torts, insurance claims, coverage disputes, contract claims, commercial account collections and commercial vehicle violations. We handle employment related claims in both state and federal venues, including claims brought pursuant to the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and OSHA and MIOSHA investigations. Our practice includes issues involving trademarks, patent searches, and prosecutions of patents.

Our attorneys work with clients in the decision-making process in case handling and evaluation in order to achieve favorable results in an early and most efficient manner. These activities include evaluation pre-suit and in the early stages of litigation; litigation budgeting; and efficient case management, including the use of legal assistants when appropriate. We assist our clients in rendering legal opinions in both litigated and non-litigated matters and provide information on the current state of the law. We are committed to the concept of alternative dispute resolution in appropriate cases, and are familiar with the process as our attorneys serve as circuit court mediators, private mediators and arbitrators.