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Successful Litigation in hundreds of cases in the State/Provincial and Federal Courts in Michigan, New York, Ohio and Ontario (1998).  In addition to numerous trial and summary judgment awards/verdicts, significant recent history includes the following: 


(1)  Co-counsel in successful enforcement of corporate client/importer’s rights under the federal Lanham Act and Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices Act, for failure of the client’s competitor to mark/label imported products with country of origin designation, resulting in Judgment of $1,150,000.00, plus associated attorneys fees and costs (approx. $500,000.00).  Client further protected by successful placement of a Permanent Injunction against the violating importer;


(2)  Successful defense of a multi-million dollar personal injury and property damage case, and prosecution of a cross-collection action for property damage, resulting from a grade crossing accident between a train and semi-truck hauling a multi-ton portable rock crushing plant.  The client’s cross-claims were eventually settled in the amount of $510,000.00;


(3)  Successful repeated defense of multi-million dollar class action flood case against Fortune 500 client.  Organized and maintained cooperation between six (6) corporate defendants with conflicting interests to avoid potential infighting and secure united defense against class litigants.


Experience researching and identifying solutions for corporate clients regarding the potential effects of local, state and federal statutory and regulatory schemes on their enterprises.


Experience drafting, reviewing, analyzing and providing advice to clients as to general and industry specific contracts and agreements.


Experience with general business formation, commercial transactional and acquisition work representing both purchasers and sellers.


Languages spoken: Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
    20 years, 420 cases
  2. Antitrust: 10%
    20 years, 10 cases

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Simon, Galasso & Frantz, PLC

363 West Big Beaver
Suite 250
Troy, MI, 48084-5222

Simon, Galasso & Frantz, PLC

1690 Woodlands Drive
Suite 200
Maumee, OH, 43537-4045

Simon, Galasso & Frantz, PLC

750 Third Avenue
Suite 900
New York, NY, 10017-2703



MIActive And In Good Standing200601/08/2016
NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneySimon, Galasso & Frantz, PLC2010 - Present
AttorneyJames Rabaut & Associates - State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company2009 - 2009
PartnerAnspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP1999 - 2009
Associate AttorneyCarloyn R. Thomas & Associate1998 - 1999
Associate AttorneyAppleton & Associates1998 - 1998
Articling Law StudentChris & Volpini1997 - 1997
Articling Law StudentStanley M. Tick & Associates1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselMemberN/A
Canada-US Business AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brenton v Conrail, et al.$510,000.00 Settlement for Client
Bolander/Morelli v CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.Dismissal (Twice).
GG Marck & Associates Inc. v. James Peng et alJudgment and Permanent Injunction in Clients Favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Co-Author with Barry AppletonNAFTA Chapter 11 and Professional Sports in Canada1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of WindsorEconomicsMasters of Arts1992
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityEconomicsHonors Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Canadian Parliamentary Subcommittee HearingsThe Effect of NAFTA on Sports & Culture in Canada1998