I have represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies in complex business litigation matters to defending indigent individuals from criminal charges. Having represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants gives me perspective of what cases require from both sides of the bar, and offers me an advantage in negotiating matters to resolution or trying cases to verdict when necessary.
I am a member of the first generation of my family to graduate college, and one of the few of that group to have a graduate degree. I have stayed pretty true to my roots, and enjoy working with "regular" folks, though I handle myself well in so-called "elite" company, too. I relate to my clients personally, and refuse to use legalese. It's important for an attorney to be able to communicate with all of his different clients.
I am a tireless volunteer, giving time to Boy Scouts at many levels for the past 17 years; serving as a School Board member for 22 years; working with the St. Clair Shores Goodfellows for the last 12 years; and helping out at numerous school and community events. I'm a voracious reader, a passionate music fan, and I keep abreast of current events and politics.
Licensed since 1989
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I endorse this lawyer. In my experience, Don has always been very attentive to his client's needs. He assesses each person's case carefully, and strives to find the best possible result for his clients. I believe Don to be a highly proffesional attorney who works hard to achieve his client's goals.
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I endorse this lawyer's work. He is honest, hard-working and a dedicated advocate. Don will give your matter its due attention. He is an expert on Michigan's Court Rules, Evidence and other aspects of litigation. Before hiring another attorney, meet with Don Wheaton. You won't regret it.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Silver Beaver Award||Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America||2011|
|District Award of Merit||Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, Lakeshore District||2010|
|President||Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Consolidated Legal Services, P.C.||2007 - 2008|
|President||Donald C. Wheaton, Jr., P.C.||2005 - 2007|
|Associate Attorney||Richard L. Steinberg, P.C.||1997 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||Haisch & Boyda, P.C.||1989 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|BNI Eastside Launchpad||Vice President||2010 - Present|
|Consumer Bankruptcy Association||Member||2009 - 2009|
|State Bar of Michigan||Attorney||1989 - Present|
|First Public Corp. v. Parfet, 468 Mich. 101, 658 N.W.2d 477 (Mich. 2003)||Won summary judgment, then defended and upheld it through the appeals process.|
|Schoenherr v. Stuart Frankel Dev. Co., 260 Mich.App. 172, 679 N.W.2d 147 (Mich.App. 2003)||Successfully blocked the Defendant's dismissal motion at the trial court level, but lost on appeal.|
|Ormsby v. Capital Welding, Inc., 471 Mich. 45, 684 N.W.2d 320 (Mich. 2004)||Changed Michigan caselaw regarding construction injury cases|
|Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Ed.||Practitioner Contributor||2009|
|The University of Michigan Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||1989|
|Alma College||Religious Studies and Sociology (With Honors)||Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Aging Well In America - Cable TV Show||Issues Confronting Children of Aging Parents||2015|