I am a nationally board certified trial attorney and I Chair the firm’s Complex Litigation Department. I have a formidable breadth of experience in complex litigation, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL). I practice nationwide in both state and federal courts and I am regularly appointed by courts to serve as lead counsel in class actions and MDLs.
I have experience in a wide variety of cases, including defective pharmaceutical drugs and devices, consumer rights, RICO, employee rights (wage and hour violations), qui tam (False Claim Act and whistle blower cases), antitrust and environmental tort. I represent institutional clients, such as municipalities, healthcare plans and unions in complex business litigation, as well as individuals in personal injury and mass tort cases. I have been asked to testify before the Michigan Legislature on Medicaid fraud qui tam bills and bills to repeal Michigan's drug product liability immunity law.
Past cases include price-gouging claims and personal injury cases against the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly and Abbott. I have successfully prosecuted environmental tort cases on behalf of residents enduring the effects of chemical spills, air pollution and other adverse effects of large industry, including cases against companies such as National Steel, ATOFINA Chemical, Inc., Dow Chemical, Inc., and Waste Management, Inc. I have also represented consumers in consumer fraud cases including, insurance abuse cases against Allstate and Lawyers Title Insurance, consumer protection cases against Ford, Alltel, and AT&T, and wage and hour claims against Boar’s Head, Comcast and Quicken. In 2006 I tried the first Pacers-Piston's Brawl case arising out of the high-profile 2004 brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills, MI.