Michael W. Stephenson is the president of the firm's board of directors and chair of the firm's Litigation Group.
Mr. Stephenson has been a trial attorney since 1993, trying numerous medical malpractice and other personal injury and commercial litigation cases. Currently, Mr. Stephenson devotes a majority of his practice to defending physicians in malpractice and licensing actions and representing insurance companies involved in litigating complex medical issues. The remainder of Mr. Stephenson's professional time is spent representing commercial clients primarily in the automotive and construction areas. His statewide practice has extended across both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, from Adrian to Marquette and from Detroit to Kalamazoo. Mr. Stephenson has tried cases in both federal and state courts and has handled professional licensing/credentialing matters before administrative tribunals.
Although Mr. Stephenson has a love for trial practice, he has developed a reputation for leaving no stone unturned in an aggressive and creative effort to obtain favorable results early in the litigation process. Masterfully using computer-based presentation software in every trial since 2000, Mr. Stephenson has been on the cutting edge of trial practice for those unresolved cases throughout the state of Michigan. Handling appeals since early in his career, Mr. Stephenson is also a skilled appellate attorney with numerous published and unpublished decisions to his credit.
During law school, Mr. Stephenson was vice chairperson of the Legal Aid Clinic where he represented indigent clients in family law matters.