While our lawyers are skilled at trying cases for clients, we know how much our clients dislike the time, expense and uncertainty of that type of work. At Foster Swift, we pride ourselves on finding creative approaches to exceed our clients' expectations in ways that do not disrupt their lives and businesses.
Clients include individuals to Fortune 500 corporations. All benefit from our:
- Client Support: Foster Swift's No. 1 priority is listening to our client and establishing regular and open communication regarding their matter.
- Breadth of experience and knowledge of the law: With more than 30 attorneys on our litigation team and offices throughout the state, we have extensive experience handling all types of cases as well as familiarity with the courts, judges and lawyers throughout Michigan. Litigation matters do not always end up in the courtroom. Firm attorneys are well versed in taking cases to trial as well as representing our clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
- Case evaluation and management: Foster Swift makes efficient use of technology to research law, evaluate cases and manage documents for litigation. These tools along with our attorneys' bank of experience and client's goals assist in the selection of the appropriate strategy for each case.
- Perspective: We look at all sides of the matter - plaintiff, defendant, judge and jury. This 360 degree perspective is facilitated by our lawyers who are former judges, prosecuting attorneys, as well as credentialed arbitrators, mediators and neutrals.
- Resources: Incorporating the specialized knowledge of subject-matter experts is often key to a case. Clients benefit from the extensive professional relationships our litigators have developed with qualified experts throughout the United States and internationally. We often use these experts to evaluate, report, and testify on behalf of our clients.
- Professionalism: Foster Swift’s litigation group is highly regarded by clients, peers and the bench. As one member of the group said, “Integrity is our calling card…as much as our experience, as our abilities and our commitment to the communities we serve. We are known and respected for our integrity to our clients, our adversaries and our system of justice."
Consistent with the above, multiple members of this group are recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Michigan Super Lawyers and have earned AV® Preeminent™ ratings from Martindale Hubbell.
Our litigation and dispute-resolution clients call on us to represent them in a variety of areas, including:
- Administrative and Agency proceedings — insurance regulatory issues, professional and occupational licensing
- Administrative and Municipal — municipal, zoning and land use litigation, governmental immunity issues, Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act claims
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Appellate Practice
- Asbestos/Toxic Tort Defense
- Business Disputes
- Construction Law
- Criminal Defense
- Employment Litigation — civil rights, disability (ADA), Whistleblower Protection Act etc.
- First Amendment-Media Law
- Family Law and Domestic Relations — divorce, child custody, adoption and related matters
- Food Hospitality Services
- Government Relations
- Health Care
- Medical and professional malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Probate disputes
- Real Estate
- Securities Mediation Services
- Transportation law
We are committed to achieving the best results for our clients and approach each case creatively, efficiently, economically and with integrity.
On March 20, 2023, our client, a former government official involved in the events commonly known as the Flint Water Crisis, had nearly 600 individual and proposed class action cases against him in the Genesee County Circuit Court dismissed with prejudice as part of a $626,000,000.00 global settlement agreement. Previously, our client had numerous mass action and class action cases against him in federal court dismissed with prejudice.
Recent Blog Posts
- What’s in a Name? Protecting Your Business’s Name from a Look-Alike
- Review Your Liability Insurance on Insurance Awareness Day
- Common Characteristics of Equine Sale Disputes—And Ways to Avoid Them
- Equine Event Liabilities – Plan Ahead
- Legal Ramifications of Providing Veterinary Advice Online
- Plan Ahead When Lending or Borrowing a Horse Trailer
- Our State Has No Equine Activity Liability Act – Are We Worse Off?
- Equine Health Maintenance Programs at the Boarding Stable – What’s Best?
- What’s the Problem with Verbal Contracts?
- Unique Liability Risks Involving Minors
Publications & Alerts
- Using Low-Cost DIY Legal Services: Risks Far Outweigh Benefits, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law News, January 24, 2023
- Expungement Process in Michigan, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law News, October 31, 2022
- Litigation 101 - What Happens in a Lawsuit?, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law News, June 3, 2022
- Implications of the Forthcoming Corporate Transparency Act, Foster Swift Business & Tax Law News, May 10, 2022
- House Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs, Foster Swift Health Care Law E-blast, February 24, 2022
- Governor Whitmer Announces Name Change to Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Foster Swift Litigation E-blast, February 17, 2022
- Advising Equine Clients on Risk Management, 37th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, May 4, 2023
- A Primer on Detention, Demurrage and Drayage Law, Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Cargo Seminar, March 21, 2023
- Independent Medical Exams: Strategies for Imposing or Preventing Conditions and Limitations, Strafford Webinars, January 4, 2023
- Motor Vehicle Accidents And Your Business, Foster Swift Second Wednesday Lunch Break, October 12, 2022
- Litigation Series: Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Foster Swift Second Wednesday Morning Break, September 14, 2022
- Litigation Series: What To Do If You Are Being Sued, Foster Swift Second Wednesday Morning Break, August 10, 2022
- Litigation Series: What To Know If You Are Planning To Sue, Foster Swift Second Wednesday Morning Break, July 13, 2022
- Returning in 2023: Legal Strategies for Women Business Leaders, EIN Newswire, March 28, 2023
- Foster Swift Elects Officers for 2023, Ingham County Legal News, February 15, 2023
- Foster Swift Elects Three New Shareholders, Ingham County Legal News, January 30, 2023
- Senior Attorney Litigator Joins Foster Swift in Southfield, Detroit Legal News, January 18, 2023
- Be Careful on the Biggest Bar Night of the Year, Global Newswire, November 21, 2022
- Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney Joins Foster Swift, Grand Rapids Legal News, November 7, 2022
- The Faces of Strategic Business Law, dBusiness, November 1, 2022
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