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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
General Defense
Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.
2600 Troy Center Drive
Troy, Michigan 48084Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 248-851-9500
Fax: 248-538-1223
E-Mail: info@secrestwardle.com
www.secrestwardle.com
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About Us
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Client Information
Personnel
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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
Allocation
Business Risk Exclusions
Criminal Acts
Expected & Intended Acts
Michigan No-Fault
Misrepresentation
Pollution exclusion
Trigger of Coverage
Who is an Insured
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Additional Locations
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2025 East Beltline SE, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Telephone: 616-285-0143
Fax: 616-285-0145
E-Mail: hemrich@secrestwardle.com
Lansing, Michigan
6639 Centurion Drive, Suite 100
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Telephone: 517-886-1224
Fax: 517-886-9284
E-Mail: jbradley@secrestwardle.com
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Client Information
Non-Insurance Clients
Bloomfield TownshipCity of Auburn Hills
City of Bloomfield Hills
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Personnel Information
Senior Partners
Bruce A. Truex, Co-Managing Partner
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1976
Education:
  • 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
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1972
Education:
  • Alma College, B.A., 1969
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1972
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Daniel P. Makarski
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1972
Education:
  • 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
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1994
Education:
  • 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
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1977
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1974
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1977
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Mark F. Masters
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1995
Education:
  • Wayne State University, B.A., 1992
  • Wayne State University, J.D., 1995
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Anthony A. Randazzo
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 2005
Education:
  • 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. BattonDerk W. Beckerleg
Shelly Lee GriffinPaul A. McDonald
John G. MitchellMargaret A. Scott
Renee T. TownsendJavon L. Williams
Partners
Lisa C. BaluhaMatthew J. Consolo
Javon R. DavidRyan D. Ewles
Heidi J. GehartJustin A. Grimske
Krystal D. HermizJennifer C. Hill
Robert B. Holt, Jr.Kellie C. Joyce
Olga KhessinaSidney A. Klingler
Elizabeth M. MaloneJames P. Molloy
Dennis R. PollardDaniel T. Rizzo
Mark S. RobertsMichael P. Salhaney
Cleveland B. SimmonsMelissa L. Sulla
Kevin M. WashburnJohn L. Weston
Associates
Kyle D. BierleinAmber Rouse Holloway
Kristine A. HornNicole C. Joseph
Christina K. KorkesDane M. Lepola
Andrew B. McKeachieRebecca M. McLaughlin
Ashley E. MonticcioloLoren Nikolovski-Amady
Stephanie L. RutkoskeLindsay D. Schmidt
Daniel S. SchrodeNicholas W. Siewert
Lauren A. SterrettHeather M. Washington
Sam S. Yousif
Of Counsel
Julie A. BrainerBrian J. Casey
Roy E. ColeJohn H. Cowley, Jr.
William G. FerroKatherine M. Fries
Nancy Cooper GreenRichard C. Hohenstein
Molly Strand LeslieStephanie L. Marino
Meghan A. McGlynnJessica P. Orrell
Nancy V. SavageauAgenique N. Smiley
Howard C. TreadoBethany J. Truex
Elizabeth L. Wilhelmi

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