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Stuart A. Sklar is a shareholder at Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C. Stuart has litigated hundreds of fire and explosion cases and has collected millions of dollars on behalf of his clients, including a $21 million settlement for the children of a couple who were killed in a propane gas explosion.


He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Stuart is a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Fire Investigations, and is the only attorney on the committee representing policyholders and those injured or killed in fires and explosions. The committee is responsible for NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. He has been active in the development of every edition of NFPA 921 since 2001. Stuart is also a principal member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications responsible for NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 55%
    30 years
  2. Personal Injury: 45%
    30 years

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Contact info

33450 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI, 48331


MIActive And In Good Standing198505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Leaders in the LawMichigan Lawyers Weekly2013
Distinguished Service AwardNational Association of Fire Investigators2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Top LawyerdbusinessN/A
Isurance LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Personal Injury LitigationBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderFabian Sklar & King1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Principal Member National Fire ProtectionAssociationTechnical Committee onFire Investigator Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1033)No ValueN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeExecutive Committee & Executive BoardN/A
American Association for Justice Fire ane Property Insurance Litigation GroupMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesElected MemberN/A
International Symposium on Fire and Investigation Science and TechnologyCo-FounderN/A
Principal Member National Fire Protection Associatoin Technical Committee on Fire Investigations (NFPA 921)N/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v Michigan Basic Property Insurance Associtaion.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Author of chapter "Errors and Omissions by an Insurance Agent," Michigan Causes of Action Formbook2012
Proceedings of The International Symposium on Fire InvestigationFire LItigation Issues-The Products LIability Case2004
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyFire Investigation in Products Liability Cases2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Michigan State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arson for Prosecutors SchoolUse of NFPA 921 and 1033 at Trial2014
National Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation Training ProgramExpert Testimony in Fire and Explosion Cases2013
International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and TechnologyNFPA 1033: 13 Things You Need to Know2010
Insurance Committee for Arson Control 21st Annual National Arson Investigation Training Seminar921/1033 Update from a Plaitiff's Perspective2010