Our firm has been in existence for more than 50 years. Our founders were trailblazers in the Workers Compensation arena. All current members of the firm are trial attorneys with extensive experience. Together we have well over 100 years combined experience. All members of the firm have been selected as Leading Lawyers.
Over the last two decades I have helped lead the charge in defending the Workers Compensation Law to stem the tide of unwarranted and harmful changes.
From the moment I first meet my client I begin contemplating how to best present the case. More importantly, I believe that a good lawyer does not just sit back and let the case try itself. Instead, I enjoy thinking and plotting how to make the case better. I consider my client to be part of the team. Too often attorneys leave their clients in the dark on important issues that may arise. I have been amazed at how often my clients are able to provide me with excellent arguments and facts to counter the latest attack from the insurance attorney. I enjoy the battle. I enjoy the negotiating. But most of all I enjoy cross-examining the insurance company's witnesses. More often than not I will call the personnel director or supervisor as my first witness. Even though many defense lawyers know that I will often do this, I am still amazed at what good evidence we are able to elicit out of the mouths of the defendant’s own representatives.
Except for 7 years of college and law school in Ann Arbor and a brief stint in Washington DC, I have been a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, MI.
Languages Spoken: Greek, English
Licensed since 1976
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1976||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Rated Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Client Rating: Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Rated||Leading Lawyers Network||2014|
|Top Rated||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Rated||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top Rated||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top Rated||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Top Rated||Super Lawyers||2007|
|President||Reamon, Fotieo, Szczytko and House, PC||1976 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Leading Lawyers Network||Advisory Board (Kent County)||2014 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Sustaining Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Workers' Compensation Law Section||Member||1983 - Present|
|Michigan Association for Justice||Sustaining Member||1977 - Present|
|WC - Trampoline Case||Two Million with Special Needs Trust|
|WC - Construction Injury - Arising Out of Issue"||2.5 Million|
|Mathis v Interstate Motor Freight Systems, 408 Mich 164 (1980)||Court held that the exclusive remedy provision did not bar claimant from also receiving No-Fault benefits directly from an employer who was self insured on the vehicle. Court also held the WC offset to be constitutional.|
|University of Michigan Law School||Magna Cum Laude||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Unversity of Michigan||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|County Road Administrators Self-Insureds Fund Conference||Mock Workers Compensation Facilitation||2014|
|Spectrum Health Occupational Health Annual Seminar||“Behind the Scenes in a Workers’ Comp Case: What Really Happens at a Doctor’s Deposition”||2013|
|2012 Michigan Self-Insurers Spring Conference||Workers Compensation 101||2012|
|House Commerce Committee||Testified Concerning Michigan House Bill 5002||2011|