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  1. Appeals: 40%
    38 years, 500 cases
  2. Health Care: 30%
    38 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    38 years

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313 S Washington Sq
Lansing, MI, 48933


MIActive And In Good Standing197711/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2011
Michigan Lawyer of the YearMichigan Lawyers Weekly2006
Michigan Super Lawyers - appealsSuper LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFoster Swift Collins & Smith, PC2008 - Present
AttorneySmith Haughey Rice & Roegge1998 - 2007
AttorneyFarhat Story & Kraus1977 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Appellate PracticeChair2012 - Present
Council of Appellate LawyersMichigan state chair2008 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2008 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/A1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lawrence v Welch, 531 F3d 364 (CA6 2008), cert den’d, __ S Ct __ (2009)Won appeal. Case dismissed
Woodard v Custer, 476 Mich 545 (2006)Won appeal. Case dismissed.
City of Lansing v Edward Rose Realty, Inc, 442 Mich 626 (1993)Won appeal. Case dismissed and attorney fees recovered
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Publication nameTitleDate
MD NewsHealth professional licensing investigations2009
MD NewsHealth care litigation in the electronic age2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michigan Association of Medical Staff Managers CEPeer review for privileging and credentialing2011
Litigation training programEffective legal writing2010