I knew I wanted to be a criminal lawyer since I was an undergrad. I've worked in... more
I knew I wanted to be a criminal lawyer since I was an undergrad. I've worked in criminal law firms since the 1980s and clerked under some of Michigan's best lawyers. For my entire career, I've done 90%+ criminal appeals. My philosophy is deep research. I subscribe to one of the broadest Westlaw plans available and do not confine my research to my own state. I am active on many national listse... view profile
Many of my clients have been injured by healthcare professionals and as a result of... more
Many of my clients have been injured by healthcare professionals and as a result of defective medical devices. (Litigating against the medical profession can be intimidating to patients; it is not intimidating for us.) I understand. If you have been injured, I will work hard to recover for you, and to get you the answers and compensation that you and your family deserve.
My legal concentration is in appellate and commercial litigation in both state and... more
My legal concentration is in appellate and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Before joining Lippitt OKeefe, Iserved as a law clerk intern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ilater served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1999 to 2000, and then in 2000, Iserved a... view profile
Clint attended the University of Washington in Seattle, and is a native of the... more
Clint attended the University of Washington in Seattle, and is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Clint lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois for two years after college. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he received a book award and was a member and officer of the Moot Court Board of Advocates. His moot court career ended by being a member of the three-person team... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.