Serving Michigan with Just Results since 1991 with Exemplary Representation.
Stephen R. Drew is a founding partner of Drew, Cooper and Anding. He earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Michigan.
For over 43 years Mr. Drew has practiced in the areas of Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Police Misconduct, and Employment law, and has litigated complex cases in state and federal courts in Michigan and throughout the United States. Known for achieving exceptional results for clients on unpopular and challenging cases against large corporate defendants, he has gained the recognition and reputation as a fierce litigator.
Mr. Drew is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers of the American Bar Association, where membership is selected based upon recognition of skill and professionalism. He has been named Super Lawyer in Michigan in the field of Personal Injury since 2007. He has also been awarded the Champion of Justice Award by the Michigan Bar Association and has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997. Because of his skill and integrity, he is often sought by other lawyers to serve as a facilitator in lawsuits.
Mr. Drew was selected by his peers as the 2017 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law, Grand Rapids—a designation he has received each year since 2011. Among his many memberships and associations, Mr. Drew has served as the president of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Floyd Skinner Bar Association, and executive board member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1974||09/23/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Michigan Super Lawyers||Michigan Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|The Best Lawyers of America||The Best Lawyers of America||2007|
|Champion of Justice Award||Champion of Justice||2003|
|Donald R. Worsfold Award||Grand Rapids Bar Association||2003|
|State Bar of Michigan Champions of Justice Award||State Bar of Michigan||2003|
|Giant of Giants Award||Grand Rapids Community College||1999|
|Libertarian of the Year Award||ACLU||1989|
|Justice Giants Award||Floyd Skinner||1988|
|Volunteer Award||NAACP Grand Rapids Chapter,||1982|
|Who's Who Among Black Americans||Who's Who||N/A|
|Who's Who in America||Who's Who||N/A|
|Who's Who of American Lawyers||Who's Who||N/A|
|Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America||Who's Who||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Drew Cooper and Anding, P.C.||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|College of Labor and Employment Lawyers of the American Bar Association||Fellow||2007 - Present|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2002 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Grand Rapids Branch of the Inns of Court||N/A||N/A|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||Executive Board Member||N/A|
|National Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan Foundation||Fellow||N/A|
|Grand Rapids Bar Association||President||1992 - 1993|
|Floyd Skinner Bar Association||President||1989 - 1991|
|University of Michigan Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Michigan||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Denhollander v. Michigan State University, Lawrence Nassar, USAG, et al., (2017)||Settled against Michigan State University for $500,000,000.00, to be allocated to the entire group of Plaintiffs.|
|Estate of Dahnontae R. McKinley v County of Muskegon, et al. (2016)||Case settled for $1,550,000.00 for the family of the plaintiff.|
|Kurt Mullins by Robert Thorndill, Conservator v Pearson Construction Company, et al. (2014)||Case settled for $4,050,000.00 for the plaintiff|
|Theresa Waldo v Consumers Engery (2010)||Case settled for $7.9 million for the plaintiff|
|Estate of William Griffin v City of Muskegon, et al. (2010)||Case settled for $775,000.00 for the plaintiff|
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