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123 W Allegan Street
​Suite 900
​Lansing MI 48933
Phone: (517) 487-4766
Fax: (844) 670-6009


Michigan State University, B.A., 1979

  • With High Honor
  • Phi Beta Kappa

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1982

  • cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate (2012-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Energy Law (2014-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Appellate Practice, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2022
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Appellate (2014-present)
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2017)
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2009-present)
  • Distinguished Brief Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review (2009)

Representative Clients

  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Genesee Intermediate School District
  • Insurance Institute of Michigan
  • MGM Grand Detroit, LLC and MGM Resorts International

Prominent Assignments

  • Appellate counsel on hundreds of matters involving commercial interests and regulated industries in the areas of gaming, insurance, telecommunications, energy, elections, tax, and business
  • Counsel to insurers pertaining to credit scoring litigation
  • Counsel to the receiver of three insurance companies
  • Counsel to MGM Grand Detroit, LLC in obtaining license to operate casino in Detroit, Michigan
  • Counsel to various entities and ballot question committees, in support of or opposition to gaming, insurance, and constitutional revision
  • Counsel to the Michigan Republican Party in congressional and legislative redistricting
  • Appellate counsel to health care company and subsidiaries

Professional Involvement

  • Board of Law Examiners (July 2015-present)
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee, State Bar of Michigan (2013-2019)
  • Worker's Compensation Qualifications Advisory Committee, (2002-2011)

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