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Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C.
2600 Troy Center Drive
Troy, Michigan 48084Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 248-851-9500
Fax: 248-538-1223
E-Mail: info@secrestwardle.com
www.secrestwardle.com
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About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5025, Troy, MI 48007-5025
Established: 1912

Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Liquor Liability
  • No-Fault
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Agents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Truck Liability
  • Fire
  • Property and Casualty
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
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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 nearly 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
Allocation
Business Risk Exclusions
Criminal Acts
Expected & Intended Acts
Michigan No-Fault
Misrepresentation
Pollution exclusion
Trigger of Coverage
Who is an Insured
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Additional Locations
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2025 East Beltline SE, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Telephone: 616-285-0143
Fax: 616-285-0145
E-Mail: hemrich@secrestwardle.com
Lansing, Michigan
6639 Centurion Drive, Suite 100
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Telephone: 517-886-1224
Fax: 517-886-9284
E-Mail: jbradley@secrestwardle.com
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Client Information
Non-Insurance Clients
Bloomfield TownshipCity of Auburn Hills
City of Bloomfield Hills
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Personnel Information
Senior Partners
Bruce A. Truex, Co-Managing Partner
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1976
Education:
  • Western Michigan University, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1970
  • Wayne State University, J.D. (cum laude), 1975
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Mark E. Morley, Co-Managing Partner
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1972
Education:
  • Alma College, B.A., 1969
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1972
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Daniel P. Makarski
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1972
Education:
  • Wayne State University, Ph.B., 1968
  • Wayne State University, M.Ed., 1971
  • Wayne State University, J.D., 1972
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Nathan J. Edmonds
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1994
Education:
  • University of Detroit, B.A. (cum laude), 1991
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1994
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Thomas J. Azoni
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1977
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1974
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1977
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Mark F. Masters
Troy, MI
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Admitted
  • Michigan, 1995
Education:
  • Wayne State University, B.A., 1992
  • Wayne State University, J.D., 1995
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Executive Partners
Lisa Sabon AnstessTimothy J. Batton
Derk W. BeckerlegTara Hanley Bratton
Robert G. Chaklos, Jr.John G. Mitchell
Anthony A. RandazzoMargaret A. Scott
Terry S. Welch
Partners
Terri L. AntisdaleBrian J. Casey
Matthew J. ConsoloBrian E. Fischer
Nancy Cooper GreenKrystal D. Hermiz
Christopher M. HoggRobert B. Holt, Jr.
Kellie C. JoyceSidney A. Klingler
MaryEllen McLeodJames P. Molloy
Craig O. PavlockDennis R. Pollard
Alison M. QuinnDaniel T. Rizzo
Mark S. RobertsMichael P. Salhaney
Nancy SavageauWilliam D. Shailor
Renee T. TownsendVahan C. Vanerian
Mark C. VannesteJohn L. Weston
Javon L. Williams
Associates
Alexander R. BaumJoshua S. Beagle
Julie A. BrainerJavon R. David
Justin A. GrimskeJennifer C. Hill
Ryan KossLisa A. Neville
Paul ShkreliLauren A. Sterrett
Of Counsel
Roy E. ColeJohn H. Cowley, Jr.
William P. HamptonBethany J. Truex

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(Revisors of the Michigan Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)