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Robert S. Whims
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Robert Whims’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • R.C. vs. Dar-Side Inn, et al

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Verdict for plaintiff/client
    Description:
    Client was nearly killed by a bartender in a bar brawl that he didn't start. Pre-trial settlement offer by the defense was $10,000. After a month-long trial, the jury found for my client and the total judgment was well over $1 Million dollars
  • Hughes v. Dunn

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    Verdict for plaintiff/client
    Description:
    I represented a homeowner (Hughes) who was sued by a builder for unpaid bills. The house was improperly built and detailed examination revealed significant construction defects. I filed a counter-claim on behalf of my client against the builder. My client won the maximum amount of damages allowed for a case of this type in Michigan. The builders case against my client was 'no caused', meaning he lost.
  • Shea Homes/Palmyra v. Masonry Co.

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Outcome:
    Verdict for plaintiff/client
    Description:
    I represented Shea home in a suit against a subcontractor that had built defective walls in a huge (500+ homes) development. Because of my contracting expertise I was able to diagnose the problem with these defective walls, and our experts confirmed the same. A month-long jury trial resulted in a verdict for literally every penny that I asked them to award.
  • People v. Accused Client

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    My client was accused of assault and battery by a neighbor lady who was a nightmare. At trial I successfully impeached that complaining witness, and my client was able to tell his side of what really happened to the jury. It took the jury all of 12 minutes to vote Not Guilty and acquit my client
  • People v. Accused Client

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    In this case my client was charged with very severe sexual assault and domestic violence crimes. We researched the complaining witness' background extensively, and we were able to gather significant important bits of circumstantial evidence that pointed my client's innocence. The prosecution folded their cards when they knew what was going to happen to their 'victim' on the stand.
  • Complaining Witness v. My Client

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    PPO Dissolved
    Description:
    This was a Personal Protection Order (PPO) placed against my client by a girlfriend who was trying to cover her tracks. The PPO hearing was so entertaining that court staff still mention it to me - the transcript is worth ordering. Most importantly, the PPO was dissolved by the court and my client's liberties were restored.
  • People v. Innocent Client

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty on both counts
    Description:
    Double homicide - client charged with a motor vehicle violation causing 2 deaths. Case tried to jury and client acquitted on both counts.
  • People v. Not Guilty

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    May 06, 2014
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client arrested for DUI after allegedly driving through a stop light and then stopping at a flashing yellow at 1:30 a.m. Breath test results were .16/.17