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Michael J. Liddane

28411 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48034
T 248.539.9910
F 248.200.0252


Michael Liddane focuses his practice on transportation related lawsuits, including personal injury, death, and property damage resulting from railroad, commercial vessel and marine pleasure craft accidents. He is an experienced litigator in matters of cargo transit losses and marine salvage cases.

His experience includes handling asbestos product liability claims, property liability cases, and insurance defense and subrogation recoveries for insurance clients. He has defended many insurance agent errors and omissions matters. In addition, Michael has defended and prosecuted Class Actions and achieved significant subrogation recoveries for insurance clients.

Michael has spent his career handling a wide variety of transportation-related lawsuits including significant personal injury, death and property damage cases from railroad, merchant vessel, and marine pleasure craft accidents, including numerous Limitation Act proceedings on behalf of vessel owners under Federal law. He has litigated dozens of Cogsa, Carmack and Warsaw cargo transit property losses, NVOCC matters, and marine salvage cases.

Michael holds a Pre-eminent AV Peer Review rating. He is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Transportation Law Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. He is also the co-founder and Vice President of Special Kids, Inc., a charity that focuses on serving the needs of children in Southeast Michigan.


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Association for Transportation Law
Community Activities:
  • Special Kids. Inc., Co-founder and Vice President
  • Propeller Club of the United States, Past President and Member

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Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1985

University of Dayton, B.A., 1982

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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