Are you facing a legal problem? Call me! Whether in state or federal court, I've been helping people like you from all over the state of Michigan for more than 20 years.
Am I the right choice for you?
I take great satisfaction in helping people solve difficult problems that likely would not get solved otherwise. I'm with you every step of the way, regardless of how complicated the case. If I'm not the right choice for you, I will happily try to help you find someone who is the right fit.
Please Note: This webpage is not legal advice. For good legal advice, hire me! If I can't help you, I'll tell you who can.
Now that I've been fortunate enough to become one of the top lawyers doing what I do, I look back and see that my unorthodox path was the perfect way to get to where I am now. After achieving dual master's degrees in natural resource management and journalism, I won a fellowship to work as a marine fellow for Senator George Mitchell. After a short stint as a policy analyst for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, I realized that all of the people getting things done were lawyers. That prompted me to go to law school. During my time at Lewis & Clark, where I earned a certificate in environmental law, I started working for a plaintiff's attorney in Portland, Oregon. This gave me courtroom experience and sparked my passion to help people both inside and outside of the courtroom. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to giving my clients the best representation available. I'm proud to know that my peers now consider me one of the top attorneys in Michigan.
I've been Bob's Office Manager since August 2006. I enjoy meeting and helping the people that come through our office. When not at work I host a radio show for 89.1 WEMU called "From Memphis to Motown" which includes blues music that's a little less electric and a little more eclectic with heavy dose of soul. I'm also an award winning theatrical actor and director in the southeastern Michigan area. I'm an avid reader and make great chocolate chip cookies.
If your insurance claim has been denied or delayed, you need to talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later. I specialize in many areas including:
If you get your benefits through a private employer, then they are most likely covered by the Federal ERISA Law. If you have an ERISA benefit claim, get help now. The deadlines and claim procedures surrounding ERISA can make you feel like you're in a mine field. You don't need to face it alone.
If you are disabled from work, you may need to apply for Social Security Benefits. Don't go it alone, I can help.
I know that dealing with the SSA bureaucracy can be very difficult when you are also trying to cope with a disabling condition.
Social Security is a right you have earned, and if you qualify, you should apply for your benefits.
If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of someone else's negligence, call me. I've been handling personal injury cases for over 20 years. From finding insurance coverage and locating witnesses to compiling evidence and cross examining defense doctors, I'm devoted to assuring your case is fully developed.
Are you being pursued for a debt you do not owe? Get help now. You don't have to put up with the harassment. I help people who are getting sued for bad debts and understand the anxiety and humiliation it can cause. Don't hesitate to call me and remember, never go to court alone.
Losing a job can be very stressful. You need to learn your rights. I can help.
Going through a divorce can be draining. I take a problem solving approach, helping you get through the complications so that you can focus on restarting your life. I have handled cases ranging from "simple" divorces to international custody disputes.
Anyone charged with a crime needs and deserves a good lawyer. I have successfully defended charges ranging from shoplifting to murder. Remember: If you are being investigated for a crime, don't talk with anyone until you call a lawyer.
Because of my experience with ERISA and other Federal Laws, I have become the lawyer that other lawyers ask to assist them in resolving "liens" that have been placed on their clients lawsuits by health insurer's, Medicare, Medicaid and others.
If you are an attorney in need of support with one of these cases, give me a call.
After more than 20 years, I can honestly say I'm at the top of my profession. I have been honored by several groups and enjoy doing pro bono work on behalf of environmental causes. I have been named a Michigan Super Lawyer multiple times, selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America, served as Chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Vice-Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Michigan Association for Justice and past President of the Washtenaw Association for Justice.
I have written and spoken several times for organizations such as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Michigan Association for Justice.
My office is conveniently located in the Kerrytown neighborhood of Ann Arbor, right across the street from the world famous Zingerman's Delicatessen!
* Please Note: This webpage is not legal advice. For good legal advice, hire me! If I can't help you, I'll tell you who can.