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Edward D. Plato

Construction and development Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

5.0   1 review

also known as Ed Plato

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    30%
    Drafting and Review of Contracts and Subcontracts | Defending Construction Site Accidents | Litigation and Claim Resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration | Construction Liens | OSHA & MIOSHA Violations | Michigan Builders Trust Fund | More

    41 years

  2. Insurance
    30%
    Insurance Defense | Construction litigation | Third party motor vehicle liability | PIP | Premises liability | Municipal liability | Product liability | Policy claims & coverage disputes | Class action | Dram shop liability | More | Call now.

    41 years

  3. State, local, and municipal law
    30%
    Drafting Municipal Policies and Procedures | Sewer & Drainage Districts | Zoning & Development | Open Meetings Act | Ordinance Enforcement | Utility Regulation | Telecommunications | Land Use Regulation & Planning | More |

    31 years

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    FMLA Claims | ADA Claims | Whistleblower Protection Claims | Retaliation Claims | Harassment Claims | Discrimination Claims | Wrongful Discharge Claims | Labor & Contract Negotiations | Drafting employment policies | More | Call now for a consult.

    26 years

Ed Plato has successfully litigated cases for over 35 years in both the state and federal courts. He has been admitted and practiced before all Michigan trial courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. In the federal system, Mr. Plato has been admitted and practiced before the United States District Courts in Michigan and the U. S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Plato has been designated as a Michigan "Super Lawyer" for 15 consecutive years by the national publications, Law & Politics and Thomson Reuters. He was selected for the areas of municipal/government law, construction law and personal injury defense.

He was also voted a Top Lawyer by his peers in DBusiness Magazine and Crain’s Detroit business for the years 2012 – 2020 in the areas of municipal law, construction law and personal injury defense. Ed Plato has been nominated and selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for nine consecutive years. He has been granted the highest rating of "AV" by the National Law Directory, Martindale-Hubbell, the best possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He is a member of the Litigation, Negligence, Public Corporation, and Employment Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is also a member of Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, the Michigan Municipal League and the Michigan Townships Association. He is a frequent speaker at the annual conventions of the Michigan Municipal League and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and is also a regular speaker for the State Bar Public Corporation Section and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Location

The Plato Law Firm, PLLC
30500 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 425
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

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Reviews

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Posted by Anne | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Township Attorney
He was very helpful during a deposition for a township lawsuit. it was a stressful time and Ed was very informative and calming during the entire process.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Plato Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Johnson Rosati
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Secrest Wardle
  • 1978 - 2004

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Associations

  • Angels' Place
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Oak Pointe Church
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar Public Corporation Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • DBusiness & Hour Magazine
  • 2013
  • Michigan Super lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • DBusiness & Hour Magazine
  • 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers In America
  • 2011
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Michigan "Super Lawyer"
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Topics in Municipal Law
  • Liability of Public Officers and employees
  • 2012
  • Oakland County Bar Association Luncheon
  • Proposed amendments to the Governmental Tort Liability Act
  • 2011
  • Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention
  • Municipal Concerns
  • 2009
  • Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention
  • Public Utilities
  • 2008
  • Michigan Association of Municipal attorneys Annual Meeting
  • Protecting the Right-Of-Way
  • 2008
  • Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention
  • Municipal Concerns
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ed Plato. He is a solid attorney who knows how to zealously defend his clients and effectively represent their interests through good counsel."
General practice Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Plato has high integrity and skill in all aspects of client representation."
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