Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


313 South Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan 48933

Established: 1902

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy
  • Governmental Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Municipal Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Construction
  • Environmental

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About Us

Foster Swift's reputation is built on ageless values including ethics, integrity and exemplary attention to client service. That reputation speaks for itself and is valued by clients and attorneys in other firms who use the depth, experience, and resources of Foster Swift to enhance their own service to clients. We are often selected as local counsel or Michigan counsel for national and international clients, as well as businesses and individuals throughout Michigan needing representation.

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Additional Locations

  • Southfield, Michigan
  • 28411 Northwestern Highway, Suite 500
  • Southfield, Michigan 48034
    • Telephone: 248-539-9900
    • Fax: 248-200-0252
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1700 East Beltline, N.E., Suite 200
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-2076
    • Telephone: 616-726-2200
    • Fax: 616-726-2299
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • 333 West Fort Street
  • Detroit, Michigan 48226
    • Telephone: 248-539-9900
    • Fax: 248-851-7504
  • Holland, Michigan
  • 151 Central Avenue, Suite 260
  • Holland, Michigan 49423
    • Telephone: 616-796-2500

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Members


Scott L. Mandel

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1978
  • Wayne State University, J.D. (cum laude), 1981

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Thomas R. Meagher

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American Judicature Society
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1978
  • American Graduate School of International Management, M.I.M., 1989
  • Wayne State University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1981

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Paul J. Millenbach

Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Michigan (Negligence Section)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Northern Michigan University, B.S., 1984
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1989

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John P. Nicolucci

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Ingham County Bar Association (Chair, Litigation Section, 1999-2000)
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1986
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1993

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Michael D. Sanders

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1983
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1980
  • University of Illinois, J.D., 1983

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Webb A. Smith

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1963
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

Steering Committee and Faculty, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, Hillman Advocacy Institute, 1988-2001

Memberships:
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (Director, 1985-1989)
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Association of Insurance Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1960
  • University of Michigan, LL.B., 1963

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Scott A. Storey

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Arkansas
Additional Biographical Details:

Representative Assembly, State Bar of Michigan (1986-1993)

Memberships:
  • Ingham County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1998-2001)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.G.S. (with honors), 1976
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1979
Law Review:
Executive Editor, Washington and Lee University Law Review

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Julie I. Fershtman

Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Oakland County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1983
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1986

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Bruce A. Vande Vusse

Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1978
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Calvin College, B.A., 1970
  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1977

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Pamela C. Dausman

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Ingham County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1999
  • Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2002

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Thomas R. TerMaat

Grand Rapids, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
Education:
  • Hope College, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D., 1994

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Mark J. Colon

Grand Rapids, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Grand Rapids Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1985
  • Valparaiso University, J.D., 1988

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Lawrence Korolewicz

Grand Rapids, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1975
  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1979

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Adam A. Fadly

Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • Western Michigan University, B.B.A., 2006
  • Michigan State University, J.D. (cum laude), 2009

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Joshua K. Richardson

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2004
  • Indiana University, J.D., 2007

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Liza C. Moore

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 2005
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, J.D. (cum laude), 2008

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Richard A. Dietz

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1980
  • Ohio, 1992
Memberships:
  • American and Ohio State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • University of Michigan, A.B. (with distinction), 1977
  • University of Detroit, J.D. (cum laude), 1980

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Michael J. Liddane

Lansing, MI

Admitted
  • Michigan, 1986
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Association of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 1982
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1985

Born: 1960

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