Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

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

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense

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
  • Automobile Liability
  • Business Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental 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

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 over 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

Additional Locations

Client Information

Non-Insurance Clients

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

Personnel Information

Senior Partners

Bruce A. Truex

President and Co-Managing Partner

Troy, MI

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

Mark E. Morley

Troy, MI

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

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

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

Thomas J. Azoni

Troy, MI

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

Mark F. Masters

Troy, MI

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

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

Matthew J. Consolo

Troy, MI

  • Michigan, 2011
  • Bowling Green State University, B.A. Political Science, 2006
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2011

Executive Partners

  • Derk W. Beckerleg
  • Justin L. Cole
  • Christopher K. Cooke
  • Mary T. Doll
  • Henry S. Emrich
  • Amanda B. Fopma
  • Justin A. Grimske
  • Matthew C. Lindgren
  • John G. Mitchell
  • Daniel T. Rizzo
  • Margaret A. Scott
  • Renee T. Townsend
  • Bethany J. Truex
  • Darice E. Weber
  • John L. Weston
  • Javon L. Williams


  • Drew W. Broaddus
  • Robert B. Carr
  • Brandon C. Hagaman
  • Robert C. Haynes
  • Amber Rouse Holloway
  • Kenneth Horjus
  • Eric T. Johnson
  • Christina K. Korkes
  • Elizabeth M. Malone
  • Kaitlynn M. Milroy
  • James P. Molloy
  • Matthew T. Nicols
  • Robert J. Penrod
  • Dennis R. Pollard
  • Mark S. Roberts
  • Daniel S. Schrode, II
  • Cleveland B. Simmons
  • Lauren A. Sterrett
  • Robert M. Unatin


  • Mohammad G. Beydoun
  • Jeffrey Bullard, Jr.
  • Zachary J. Diederichs
  • Andrew S. Gipe
  • Alana E. Knox
  • Najla Mehanna
  • Ryan D. Misiak
  • Ashley E. Monticciolo
  • Fadee A. Nakkash
  • Zachary J. Plechaty
  • Dayne J. Rogers
  • Jenna M. Tebbe
  • Tera A. Watson

Of Counsel

  • Brian J. Casey
  • Roy E. Cole
  • John H. Cowley, Jr.
  • William G. Ferro
  • Katherine M. Fries
  • Nancy Cooper Green
  • Richard C. Hohenstein
  • Stephanie L. Marino
  • C. Grant VanderVeer
  • Elizabeth L. Wilhelmi

Litigation Successes


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