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About me

I graduated in 1977 from my home town law school, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, with honors (J.D., "cum laude"). My early experience included working as an assistant prosecutor handling trials of serious criminal prosecutions. This was valuable experience and training for my many years of later work handling serious injury cases and consumer class action cases.


In my leisure time I enjoy long distance running and biking. I used to be pretty competitive, having completed many marathons all over the world. For the past few years I've been less competetive and enjoy just getting out for a run or bike ride whenever my schedule permits.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Class Action: 30%
    28 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    39 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    38 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    38 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-450/hour), contingent (33%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • E. Powell Miller

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mark is a terrific lawyer. Bright, energetic, relentless. He , never stops working, never stops thinking and has passion for his work that is apparent to his clients, opponents and the courts in which he practices. You want him on your side and not against you. Powell Miller

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    E. Miller Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Dani K. Liblang

    I endorse this lawyer's work. It is always a pleasure to work with Mark. His analytical ability is second to none when it comes to vetting a potential class action and, once undertaken, his preparation is thorough and his work is top notch.

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    Dani Liblang Lemon Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

30200 Telegraph Rd Ste 200
Bingham Farms, MI, 48025

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing197701/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
a "top lawyer" in Michigandbusiness Magazine.2010
AV rating for highest ability and ethicsMartindale-Hubbell Law Directory2000
"Who's Who in American Law"Marquis Who's Who1999
"Who's Who in America"Marquis Who's Who1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberMark S. Baumkel & Associates1984 - Present
AssociateKaufman, Payton & Kallas1982 - 1984
AssociateShifman & Goodman, P.C.1980 - 1982
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyIngham County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney1978 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers for Public Justicemember1990 - Present
Mediation Tribunal Associationcase evaluator1988 - Present
Oakland County Case Evaluationcase evaluator1982 - Present
American Association for Justicesustaining member1981 - Present
Michigan Association For Justicesustaining member1981 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1977 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gasperoni vs Metabolife Internationalnationwide settlement
Gasperoni vs Metabolife Internationalnationwide settlement
Amico v General Motors Corpclass action; defective intake manifolds
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalVENUE FOR MICHIGAN CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT CASES ALLEGING ECONOMIC INJURY FOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT2010
Michigan Bar JournalCircumstantial Evidence: Its Use to Establish a Defect in Michigan Products Liability Actions1984
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Due Process T.V. ShowAll Terrain Vehicle Injuries1990
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Class Action SeminarConsumer Class ActionsN/A