I am a nationally board certified trial attorney and I chair my firm’s Complex Litigation Department. After 24 years, I have a formidable breadth of experience in complex litigation, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL). I practice nationwide in both state and federal courts and I’m regularly appointed to serve as lead counsel in class actions and MDLs.
My cases are varied, and include defective pharmaceutical drugs and devices, consumer rights, overtime violations, antitrust and environmental tort. I've successfully represented tens of thousands of individuals in class actions involving unpaid overtime, misleading product labels and consumer rights, and environmental disasters. I also represent individuals in personal injury and mass tort cases. In addition, I also regularly represent institutional clients, such as municipalities, healthcare plans and unions in complex litigation matters. Through the years, the Michigan legislature has asked me to testify on Medicaid fraud qui tam bills and bills to repeal Michigan's drug product-liability immunity law.
Examples of my past class action cases include insurance abuse cases against Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Lawyers Title Insurance; consumer protection cases against Ford, Alltel, and AT&T; and overtime claims against Boar’s Head, Kaiser Permanente, Comcast and Quicken. I’ve handled price-gouging claims and personal injury cases against the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly and Abbott. I have successfully prosecuted environmental tort cases on behalf of residents enduring the effects of chemical spills and air pollution in cases against National Steel, ATOFINA Chemical, Inc., Dow Chemical, Inc., and Waste Management, Inc. Lastly, as aboard certified trail attorney, I have extensive trial experience as lead trial lawyer, including in 2006 the first Pacers-Piston's Brawl case arising out of the high-profile 2004 incident at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan.