Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.

Promoting Excellence in Civil Litigation

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

Quarterly Segment: Legal Malpractice Update

Twice Baked, LLC, v. Lawyer Defendants, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 26, 2019 (Docket No. 341378); 2019 WL 943191About the Authors:Michael J. Sullivan and David C. Anderson are partners at Collins Einhorn Farrell, P.C. in...

Quarterly Segment: No Fault Report

Twice Baked, LLC, v. Lawyer Defendants, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 26, 2019 (Docket No. 341378); 2019 WL 943191About the Author:Ron Sangster concentrates his practice on insurance law, with a focus on Michigan no- fault...
Joe Engle Portrait

New Executive Director begins work at Land Conservancy of West Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan (Jul. 26, 2016) – The Land Conservancy of West Michigan is excited to introduce Joe Engel as its new Executive Director. An attorney by training and vocation, Joe has been involved in numerous environmental and conservation...

Judicial Spotlight

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...
Judge Chris Murray

Christopher M. Murray, Michigan Court of Appeals

Christopher M. Murray What has been your most memorable case (in practice and/or as a judge)? Wayne County v Hathcock, as I wrote a concurring opinion pointing out the deficiencies in the Supreme Court’s Poletown case (eminent domain). The Supreme Court...

Events

23rd Annual Open Golf Tournament

Golf-Packet-2019Register on EventbriteThe 23rd Annual Open Golf Tournament is on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Mystic Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center in Milford, Michigan. Bring a Client, a Judge, or a Guest! (...Judges attend for free!)September...
Legal Excellence Awards 2020

MDTC’s Fourth Annual Legal Excellence Awards

The evening will include: A Strolling Dinner An Open Bar The presentations of 6 esteemed Legal Awards, (Excellence in Defense Award, Judicial Award, the Golden Gavel Young Lawyer Award, John P. Jacobs Appellate Advocacy Award, and Respected Advocate...

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