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Since coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973, I have successfully helped non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals with lawsuits and transactions.  My work is primarily in litigation, business transactions and real estate.  

Among my successes is a case that received national publicity, when I defended the publication by a non-profit publisher of a book on the Shroud of Turin.  I also established new zoning and constitutional law with one of my cases at the Michigan Supreme Court and I have filed two cases in the US Supreme Court.

I help business start-ups and represent clients in all types of business transactions including the purchase and sale of existing businesses.  I also  represents business and non-profit clients in commercial and real estate transactions and disputes.  And I have  also helped many individuals recover damages in personal injury claims and families recover damages for wrongful death.  I have obtained tax-exempt status for several charities.

In addition to my practice, I enjoyed being an adjunct professor at Ave Maria School of Law,  teaching Business Organizations (agency, partnership, corporation, limited liability company). I am a founder and President of a non-profit for developmentally disabled adults (His Eye Is On The Sparrow) and President of the Michigan Alumni Association for Williams College.  I am also a member of Christ the King Catholic Parish and The Word of God Community and, most importantly, I have a family: 1 wife and 3 children.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  5. Tax: 10%

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Magill and Rumsey, P.C.

455 E. Eisenhower
Suite 355
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108


MIActive And In Good Standing196805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
•Krupp PM Engineering, Inc. v. Honeywell, Inc., 530 N.W.2d 146 (Mich.App. 1995)Won jury verdict and won appeal; client was paid.
•Charter Township of Delta v. Dinolfo, 351 N.W.2d 831 (Mich. 1984)Won case and established new zoning and constitutional law
•Heller v Servant Publications US Dist Ct ED Mich 1982Victory for my client; case was dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Business Law JournalThe Unintended Partnership2013
ICLEAccounts Stated1996
ICLE"Accounts Stated," Causes of Action Formbook1996
St. John's Journal of Legal CommentaryIssues Under FRE 803 (18)1993
Res Ipsa LoquiturOrganizing for Trial1988
Michigan Bar JournalBeginner's Guide to Jury Selection1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1970
Harvard UniversityN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1968
Williams CollegeN/AA.B1965