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General Defense
4301 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, Michigan 48603Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 989-498-2100
Fax: 989-799-4666
Toll Free: 800-853-3461
www.braunkendrick.com
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Practice Areas
  • Accident and Health
  • Automobile
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Dram Shop
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life Insurance
  • Malpractice
  • Municipal Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • School Law
  • Subrogation
  • Surety
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
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Firm Profile
Established since 1950, Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner P.L.C. is a mid-sized firm consisting of more than 35 attorneys with a highly skilled and experienced support staff. The firm's offices are able to deliver quality comprehensive legal services and achieve results in a cost effective manner. The firm has an extensive insurance defense practice at trial and appellate levels in all Michigan and Federal Courts. This practice typically handles auto negligence, premises liability, arson, liquor liability and product liability matters. In addition to defending insurers and self-insured businesses and individuals, the firm often represents insurers directly in coverage disputes and first party actions. The firm's experience in handling such cases enables us to quickly evaluate and aggressively defend its clients, using varied resources to achieve a successful resolution without unnecessary expense. The firm also practices in the areas of business law, environmental law, immigration law, estate planning and probate law, labor law and real estate law.

Braun Kendrick provides the knowledge and expertise required by the vast field of today’s practice of law.

The number of attorneys in the firm more than doubled during the 1980s, and the firm continues its healthy, steady growth. This allows us to offer specialization in many areas. No matter how simple or complex the case or legal need, the breadth and depth within the firm allows us to achieve results quickly, expertly, and cost-effectively.

Our consistent delivery of quality legal services on a timely basis is primarily responsible for our growth. Although many of our clients are within the Saginaw, Bay City, Mt. Pleasant and Midland area, we also serve numerous businesses and individuals all across Michigan. In fact, we are among the largest firms in the state – and the largest firm based north of Detroit and east of Grand Rapids.

Our offices in Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant, and Midland offer a real benefit for northern and mid-Michigan clients. They receive high-quality legal services without paying the additional travel time to their attorneys – or the higher hourly rates so many metropolitan firms charge.

Braun Kendrick has an extensive insurance defense practice that includes the representation of insureds under general comprehensive or product liability and completed operation policies of insurance. We are particularly sensitive both to the needs of insurance carriers and to the demands of providing the best possible defense for their insureds.

In addition to defending insured or self insured businesses and individuals, the firm often represents insurers directly in coverage disputes and first party actions. The firm’s experience in handling such cases enables us to quickly evaluate and aggressively defend – using varied resources to achieve a successful resolution without unnecessary expense. Firm members speak on a variety of issues at the local, state and national levels.
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Additional Locations
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
304 East Broadway, Suite 206
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Telephone: 989-775-7404
Fax: 989-775-3764
Midland, Michigan
240 West Main Street, Suite 1200
Midland, Michigan 48640
Telephone: 989-631-1027
Fax: 989-631-9880
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIG Technical Services, Inc.Allied Insurance Company
Allstate Insurance CompanyAmerican Bankers Insurance Group
Cincinnati Insurance CompanyFarm Bureau Insurance Companies
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompanyFrankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company
Great Midwest Insurance CompanyGulf Insurance Company
Harleysville Insurance CompanyThe Hartford
The Hartford Insurance GroupHastings Mutual Insurance Company
Horace Mann Insurance CompanyIndiana Insurance Company
John Hancock Life Insurance CompanyLexington Insurance Company
Metropolitan Life Insurance CompanyMIC General Insurance Corporation
Michigan Basic Property Insurance AssociationMichigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
Midwest Claims ServiceMotorists Mutual Insurance Company
Northern Mutual Insurance CompanyPartners Mutual Insurance Company
ProNational Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Titan Insurance CompanyUnion Security Life Insurance Company
Utica Mutual Insurance CompanyWest Bend Mutual Group
Western Surety Company
Non-Insurance Clients
AAA Automobile ClubMLBA Limited Liability Pool
SecureOneSET-SEG (School Employers' Trust-School Employers' Group)
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Patrick Kaltenbach
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1970
Education:
  • Wayne State University, J.D. (cum laude), 1971
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Kenneth W. Kable
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1972
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1972
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Charles A. Gilfeather
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1976
Education:
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1976
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John A. Decker
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1974
  • Michigan, 1980
Education:
  • Duke University, J.D., 1974
Born:1949
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Craig W. Horn
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1982
Education:
  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1982
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Francis J. Keating
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1986
Education:
  • University of Detroit, J.D. (cum laude), 1986
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Brian S. Makaric
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1991
Education:
  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1991
  • University of Windsor, LL.B., 1991
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Jamie Hecht Nisidis
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1993
Education:
  • University of Michigan, J.D. (cum laude), 1993
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Thomas J. Ruth
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1991
Education:
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1991
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Gregory E. Meter
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Third Party
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1979
  • Michigan, 1980
Education:
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1979
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William J. Ewald
Saginaw, MI
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1973
Education:
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1973
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Timothy S. Arnold
Associates
Frederick C. OverdierMatthew A. Tarrant
David L. Puskar

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