Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.

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Who We Are

MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MDTC Members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, through its far reaching and well respected Quarterly publication and through its timely and well received seminars. Membership in MDTC also provides exceptional opportunities for networking with fellow lawyers, but also with potential clients and members of the judiciary.

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MDTC News

Webinar: Conducting Remote Depositions

Presenters:Shaun Fitzpatrick Bio Collin RitsemaBioOverview: Held on Friday, May 15th, 2020 This webinar is about how to successfully conduct remote depositions when all participants are at separate locations. The video covers the following topics: An overview of video...

Webinar: Electronically Stored Information and Michigan’s New Discovery Rules

Presenters: Shaun Fitzpatrick Bio Ian Williamson Bio Overview: Held Thursday, May 22nd, 2020. This webinar was in regards to Electronically Stored Information and Michigan's New Discovery Rules. This video covers the following: SECTION I: Preservation - MCR...

Webinar: Adapting Your Business Development During COVID-19

Presenters:Jim StaplesBioDavid H. Freeman, J.D.BioOverview: Held Thursday, May 26th, 2020. Lawyers have suddenly been thrust into a world where many commonly used techniques for business development are not available, such as client visits, in-house presentations,...

Judicial Spotlight

Judicial Spotlight: Christopher P. Yates, 17th Circuit Court

Christopher P. Yates What has been the most difficult decision you have had to make as a judge?Whenever my heart pulls me in one direction but my brain pulls me in the other direction, I have to remind myself that I am essentially an umpire charged with calling a...

Judicial Spotlight: Patricia P. Fresard, 3rd Circuit Court Civil Division

Patricia P. Fresard What has been your most memorable case (in practice and/or as a judge)? My most memorable case as an attorney was the successful prosecution of John Lomnicki. Mr. Lomnicki is a pedophile who had prevailed in deceit to the extent that he...
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Qiana Denise Lillard, 3rd Circuit Court Criminal Division

Qiana Denise Lillard What has been your most memorable case (in practice and/or as a judge)? My most memorable is case is my very first jury trial. It was an insurance fraud case involving a vehicle rated for personal use that was actually being used for...

Events

Past Presidents Reception

It has been far too long since we got together to eat, drink and share stories with the illustrious group of attorneys known as MTDC Past Presidents. Our long wait is over, though, and we expect to see everyone one of you! Register today! All Refunds must be done...

How To Win Your Appeal In The Trial Court, Or At Least How To Not Lose It

Discussion and analysis from leading appellate lawyers on the major opinions released in the 21-22 term, including cases sounding in medical malpractice, governmental immunity, and trucking negligence. We will provide practice tips aimed at making trial counsel better...

2023 Annual Meeting and Summer Conference

Register today! All Refunds must be done through the MDTC directly and not through EventBrite. Cancellations will be accepted 72 hours prior (in writing) to the event less a $50.00 administrative fee. Register and Sponsor Through Eventbrite Registration FormDates:...

Vendor Sponsors

Legal Copy Services

At Legal Copy Services (LCS), there is no limit to the value we provide our clients.

Subrosa Investigations, LLC.

Subrosa Investigations is a full-service private investigative agency that offers superior intelligence collection and analysis, practiced with integrity, discretion and professionalism.

We place a high priority on delivering service that is valuable, reliable and confidential. It is our responsibility to take care of the details for you, because we understand how important it is for you to have the right facts at the right time.

Exponent, Inc

For over 50 years we have provided engineering, scientific, environmental and health consulting services to corporations, insurance carriers, government agencies, law firms and individuals.

Firm Sponsors

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Nemeth Law PC

If we had to choose one word to describe Nemeth Law’s approach to client service in the labor and employment field, it would be collaborative. When clients engage with Nemeth Law, they gain a collaborative partner, a collective team of labor and employment experts devoted to preventing, resolving and litigating employment disputes.

Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook

Deep industry expertise.
Personalized service.

Dawda Mann

As globalization makes the business world a smaller place, we strive to meet the national and global needs of our clients. In an effort to meet those needs we use a wide range of internal and external resources, including in-house attorneys that speak Spanish, German and French. Additionally, we are fluent in the complex language of business.

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

For more than 100 years, Foster Swift Collins & Smith has provided outstanding client service and legal excellence. Our firm delivers comprehensive services for businesses, organizations, municipalities, families and individuals across Michigan, the nation and beyond.

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Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge PC

Whether it’s navigating a lawsuit, growing your business, or protecting your personal assets, our attorneys are committed to best understanding your particular needs while keeping you informed along the way. Our specialized practice areas provide the most qualified counsel for a full range of legal matters.

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Hewson & Van Hellemont PC

Hewson and Van Hellemont, P.C., ranked one of Michigan’s Largest Law Firms by Crain’s Detroit and named a Top Workplace in 2018 is committed to diversity in the work environment and in the legal profession. We believe our wide range of experience and perspective will best service clients and provide for the richest possible work experience. Hewson & Van Hellemont, P.C. always has incorporated the passion and drive for litigation in every case we are given the honor of litigating.

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Office: (517) 627-3745

Fax: (517) 627-3950