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Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.

2600 Troy Center Drive, Troy, Michigan 48084

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5025, Troy, MI 48007-5025

Established: 1912

Practice Areas

  • Advertising Injury
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Amusement Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Business Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Fire
  • General Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Agents
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Liquor Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Devices
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Municipal Liability
  • No-Fault
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trucking Litigation

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About Us

From our humble beginnings as the law office of a single practitioner over one hundred years ago, Secrest Wardle has grown into one of Michigan's largest and most successful law firms. This growth can be attributed to many factors, but it all comes down to one word: commitment.

Commitment to our Clients.
Secrest Wardle is committed to client advocacy. Using teams of legal specialists, we leverage the intellectual capital of our entire firm to provide extensive insight without sacrificing personal attention. Our collaborative environment enables clients to take advantage of the combined knowledge and experience of attorneys and support staff dedicated to aggressively defending their interests.

Commitment to Results.
Secrest Wardle is committed to getting results. Our entire approach to litigation and counsel is explicitly structured to meet our clients' needs. Whether defending you in litigation or helping to identify, manage, and eliminate legal risks, we seek the most direct solution possible, minimizing costs and time expended.

Commitment to Fundamentals.
Secrest Wardle is committed to upholding the fundamental values upon which we were founded. Integrity and dedication have been hallmarks of our firm since its inception. They are as important to our practice today as they were nearly a century ago. This commitment to fundamental values has allowed our firm to build an enviable record of case results. Whether in or out of the courtroom, we have the experience, expertise, and common sense to deliver excellent legal service at a reasonable cost.

Insurance Defense
Insurance defense is the foundation upon which Secrest Wardle was built, and this tradition of excellence continues today. We represent commercial and municipal clients through national and international insurance carriers. We are also a valuable ally to our insurance clients, resolving a broad range of insurance coverage issues.

Insurance Coverage
The attorneys in our firm's Insurance Coverage Practice Group have broad experience litigating a wide variety of coverage cases in both State and Federal Courts. We have successfully litigated such policy issues as:

Errors & Omissions
Business Risk Exclusions
Criminal Acts
Expected & Intended Acts
Michigan No-Fault
Pollution exclusion
Trigger of Coverage
Who is an Insured

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Client Information

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Bloomfield Township
  • City of Auburn Hills
  • City of Bloomfield Hills

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Personnel Information

Senior Partners

Bruce A. Truex, Co-Managing Partner

Troy, MI

    • Michigan, 1976
    • Western Michigan University, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1970
    • Wayne State University, J.D. (cum laude), 1975

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    Mark E. Morley

    Troy, MI

      • Michigan, 1972
      • Alma College, B.A., 1969
      • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1972

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      Daniel P. Makarski

      Troy, MI

        • Michigan, 1972
        • Wayne State University, Ph.B., 1968
        • Wayne State University, M.Ed., 1971
        • Wayne State University, J.D., 1972

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        Nathan J. Edmonds, Co-Managing Partner

        Troy, MI

          • Michigan, 1994
          • University of Detroit, B.A. (cum laude), 1991
          • Detroit College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1994

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          Thomas J. Azoni

          Troy, MI

            • Michigan, 1977
            • University of Michigan, B.A., 1974
            • Detroit College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1977

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            Mark F. Masters

            Troy, MI

              • Michigan, 1995
              • Wayne State University, B.A., 1992
              • Wayne State University, J.D., 1995

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              Anthony A. Randazzo

              Troy, MI

                • Michigan, 2005
                • Oakland University, B.A. Political Science, 2001
                • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2005

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                Executive Partners

                Timothy J. Batton

                Derk W. Beckerleg

                Shelly Lee Griffin

                Paul A. McDonald

                John G. Mitchell

                Margaret A. Scott

                Renee T. Townsend

                Javon L. Williams


                Lisa C. Baluha

                Matthew J. Consolo

                Javon R. David

                Ryan D. Ewles

                Heidi J. Gehart

                Justin A. Grimske

                Krystal D. Hermiz

                Jennifer C. Hill

                Robert B. Holt, Jr.

                Kellie C. Joyce

                Olga Khessina

                Sidney A. Klingler

                Elizabeth M. Malone

                James P. Molloy

                Dennis R. Pollard

                Daniel T. Rizzo

                Mark S. Roberts

                Michael P. Salhaney

                Cleveland B. Simmons

                Melissa L. Sulla

                Kevin M. Washburn

                John L. Weston


                Kyle D. Bierlein

                Amber Rouse Holloway

                Kristine A. Horn

                Nicole C. Joseph

                Christina K. Korkes

                Dane M. Lepola

                Andrew B. McKeachie

                Rebecca M. McLaughlin

                Ashley E. Monticciolo

                Loren Nikolovski-Amady

                Stephanie L. Rutkoske

                Lindsay D. Schmidt

                Daniel S. Schrode

                Nicholas W. Siewert

                Lauren A. Sterrett

                Heather M. Washington

                Sam S. Yousif

                Of Counsel

                Julie A. Brainer

                Brian J. Casey

                Roy E. Cole

                John H. Cowley, Jr.

                William G. Ferro

                Katherine M. Fries

                Nancy Cooper Green

                Richard C. Hohenstein

                Molly Strand Leslie

                Stephanie L. Marino

                Meghan A. McGlynn

                Jessica P. Orrell

                Nancy V. Savageau

                Agenique N. Smiley

                Howard C. Treado

                Bethany J. Truex

                Elizabeth L. Wilhelmi

                Michigan Insurance Law Digest


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                (Revisors of the Michigan Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)

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