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Born in Syracuse, N.Y.   Attended Syracuse University from 1987 to 1989.  Huge fan of the Syracuse Orange from birth to present.  Kappa Sigma Fraternity


Married with one daughter. 



Contact info

Cardelli Lanfear & Buikema PC

322 W. Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI, 48067

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Appeals: 35%
    120 cases
  3. Defective Products: 5%
  4. Construction: 5%
  5. Insurance: 5%

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MIActive And In Good Standing200005/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AvMartindale Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Advanced Research and WritingThomas M. Cooley Law School2001 - 2003
Research Attorney and Judicial Clerk for Hon. Donald S. OwensMichigan Court of Appeals1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsMember2005 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1999 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice SectionCouncil member2009 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michigan Supreme CourtN/A
Richardson v Rockwood CenterN/A
Latham v Barton Malow Co,N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defensively Speaking, by the International Society of Primerus Law FirmsAbout Primerus | News The Michigan Supreme Court Confirms that an Owner of a Construction Site May Not Be Sued Under a Premises Liability Theory for an Injury to the Employee of a Contractor on the Construction Site2010
Defense Research Institute's Covered EventsOne-Year Tolling Back Provision, Analysis of Devillers v Auto Club Insurance Association2005
Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical LawIdaho Product Disparagement Statute1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
State University of New York at BuffaloUrban and Public PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SCAO WorkgroupAssessing and revising Michigan state court case flow manageement issues2009
Quoted in Michigan Lawyers WeeklyVideotaping of Michigan Supreme Court arguments2009
Cooley Law School "Section Fair"Appellate law practice and state bar section2009
Construction Association of Michigan Expo 2008Construction law, contract issues, bidding, avoiding litigation2008