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David W. Christensen

Medical malpractice Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 51 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

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David W. Christensen, a shareholder of CHARFOOS & CHRISTENSEN, P.C., is ranked among the most respected litigators in Michigan. He has held verdict records in Michigan and South Dakota. In addition to handling several cases which involved children who were victims of improper obstetrical deliveries, Christensen was one of the lead attorneys in the historic case against the Christian Science Church. He also represented the family of a person crushed in the historic "Who" rock concert in 1979, and he settled one of the early "Pinto" cases against the Ford Motor Company. In the year 2000, he obtained a verdict against General Motors Corporation in a claim alleging a defect in the seatbelt in that the seatbelt released during accident conditions. This verdict was ranked 5th highest in the State of Michigan for jury verdicts reported in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly that year. It is also the only appellate sustained verdict against General Motors Corporation alleging inertial release defects in their seatbelts. In June, 2001, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates at their December 2003 Annual Meeting. He was also listed as one of the top 500 Leading Litigators in America by Lawdragon Magazine in 2006. In 2008 and 2009, he was designated a Super Lawyer in personal injury litigation. Mr. Christensen was recently honored by Best Lawyers as the 2010 Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.

Honorary Danish Consul for the State of Michigan, 1995--
Appointment Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, January 2004

David Christensen is also active on the board of a residential home for the elderly, and supports other charities. He made a home for, and enjoyed raising, his three sons - Samuel, Benjamin and Matthew, who are all now adults.

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Location

Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.
26622 Woodward Ave
Suite 100
Royal Oak, MI, 48067

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Posted by Annette | June 9, 2011
Best law firm around
Mr Christensen and his partner Mr Richard Lenter are incredible...they are honest, very hard working and truly care about their clients...I can not say enough good things about these men and the staff at this law firm!

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • charfoos & Christensen P.C.
  • 1973 - Present
  • Bailiff
  • US District Judge Philip Pratt
  • 1970 - 1972
  • Teacher
  • Detroit Board of Education
  • 1967 - 1970
  • Distribution Clerk
  • United States Post Office
  • 1963 - 1967
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Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baby Doe vs Hospital
  • Settlement $4.9 million
  • Estate of Jane Doe, Deceased V City of Detroit and Detroit Department of Transportation
  • $1.75 Million Dollar Settlement
  • Estate of John Doe Deceased V Defendant Hospital
  • $650,000

Associations

  • Appointment Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
  • 2004 - Present
  • Honorary Danish Consul for the State of Michigan
  • 1995 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Catholic Lawyers Society
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year
  • US News
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • personal injury litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 500 Leading Litigators in America
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2006
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2003
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Michigan State University
  • 2001
  • Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Works Part 2: Medical Malpractice Cases 1998 - 2003
  • 2004
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Still Starting the Case - 2001: An Updated Collection of Michigan Complaints
  • 2001
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Works" Medical Malpractice 1993 - 1997
  • 1998
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases Annotated: 1987-1993
  • 1987
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co.
  • Personal Injury Practice: Technique & Technology
  • 1986
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Starting the Case: A Manual of Complaints in Michigan
  • 1982
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Attorney endorsements

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 08
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
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Royal Oak Medical malpractice Lawyer David W. Christensen
David W. Christensen
Medical malpractice Attorney
Royal Oak, MI
Licensed for 51 years