I have been with my wife for over 30 years. We have 3 daughters. 2 are in graduate school and one in high school. I come from a family of lawyers and currently have 2 brothers who are also attorneys, one in New York and one in Detroit.
I love practicing law and even after more than 25 years, I have no desire to do anything else. Being able to practice on the Lakeshore in West Michigan is just an added bonus. What a great place to live and work. The people, landscape and way of life just makes every day a gift.
I attended Central Michigan University, transferring to Wayne State University and graduating with a degree in Public Administration. I went to law school at Cooley Law School in Lansing when it was relatively new and the classes small. I still keep in touch with a number of my law school classmates, some of whom are right here in West Michigan.
I have extensive experience in civil litigation, ranging from dog bites, car accident and slip and fall cases to medical and legal malpractice and business litigation. I have represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants and inividuals as well as large companies. I represent Defendants and insurance carriers in litigation. When someone hires me, they are going to get that huge array of experience that I have to offer.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||07/25/2020|
|Attorney||Bleakley Law Offices, P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||May & Sucher, PLLC||2002 - 2009|
|Attorney||Berton K May, PC||1998 - 2002|
|Attorney||Portnoy, Pidgeon & Roth||1994 - 1998|
|Attorney||Meklir, Nolish & Friedman||1992 - 1994|
|Attorney||Lakin, Worsham & Victor, PC||1988 - 1992|
|Law clerk||Bleakley & McKeen, PC||1986 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Standing committee on Character and Fitness||2009 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Michigan Association for Justice||Member||1989 - Present|
|American Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers||Member||2007 - 2014|
|Michigan Defense Trial Counsel||Member||1994 - 2009|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||1989 - 2010|
|Thomas M Cooley||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Wayne State University||BPA||1985|
|Jane Doe v Doctor Doe||settlemed|
|Carr v Carson City Tool, et al||settled just prior to trial for $270,000|
|Ackley v Heykoop, et al||settled for $520,000|
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