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313 South Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48933Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 517-371-8100
Fax: 517-371-8200
E-Mail: info@fosterswift.com
www.fosterswift.com
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Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1902

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy
  • Governmental Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Municipal Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Construction
  • Environmental
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About Us
Foster Swift's reputation is built on ageless values including ethics, integrity and exemplary attention to client service. That reputation speaks for itself and is valued by clients and attorneys in other firms who use the depth, experience, and resources of Foster Swift to enhance their own service to clients. We are often selected as local counsel or Michigan counsel for national and international clients, as well as businesses and individuals throughout Michigan needing representation.
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Additional Locations
Southfield, Michigan
28411 Northwestern Highway, Suite 500
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Telephone: 248-539-9900
Fax: 248-200-0252
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1700 East Beltline, N.E., Suite 200
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-2076
Telephone: 616-726-2200
Fax: 616-726-2299
Detroit, Michigan
333 West Fort Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Telephone: 248-539-9900
Fax: 248-851-7504
Holland, Michigan
151 Central Avenue, Suite 260
Holland, Michigan 49423
Telephone: 616-796-2500
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Farm Bureau Insurance CompanyGallagher Bassett Insurance Company
Jackson National Life Insurance CompanyMichigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
Midwest Claims ServiceSECURA Insurance Companies
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Personnel Information
Members
Scott L. Mandel
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1978
  • Wayne State University, J.D. (cum laude), 1981
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Thomas R. Meagher
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American Judicature Society
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1978
  • American Graduate School of International Management, M.I.M., 1989
  • Wayne State University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1981
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Paul J. Millenbach
Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Michigan (Negligence Section)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Northern Michigan University, B.S., 1984
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1989
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John P. Nicolucci
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Ingham County Bar Association (Chair, Litigation Section, 1999-2000)
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.S., 1986
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1993
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Michael D. Sanders
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1983
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1980
  • University of Illinois, J.D., 1983
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Webb A. Smith
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1963
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Steering Committee and Faculty, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, Hillman Advocacy Institute, 1988-2001
Memberships:
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (Director, 1985-1989)
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Association of Insurance Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1960
  • University of Michigan, LL.B., 1963
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Scott A. Storey
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Arkansas
Additional Biographical Details:
Representative Assembly, State Bar of Michigan (1986-1993)
Memberships:
  • Ingham County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1998-2001)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.G.S. (with honors), 1976
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1979
Law Review:
Executive Editor, Washington and Lee University Law Review
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Julie I. Fershtman
Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Oakland County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1983
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Bruce A. Vande Vusse
Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1978
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Calvin College, B.A., 1970
  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1977
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Pamela C. Dausman
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Ingham County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1999
  • Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2002
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Thomas R. TerMaat
Grand Rapids, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
Education:
  • Hope College, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, J.D., 1994
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Mark J. Colon
Grand Rapids, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Grand Rapids Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1985
  • Valparaiso University, J.D., 1988
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Lawrence Korolewicz
Grand Rapids, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1975
  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1979
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Adam A. Fadly
Farmington Hills, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • Western Michigan University, B.B.A., 2006
  • Michigan State University, J.D. (cum laude), 2009
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Joshua K. Richardson
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2004
  • Indiana University, J.D., 2007
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Liza C. Moore
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 2005
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
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Richard A. Dietz
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1980
  • Ohio, 1992
Memberships:
  • American and Ohio State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • University of Michigan, A.B. (with distinction), 1977
  • University of Detroit, J.D. (cum laude), 1980
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Michael J. Liddane
Lansing, MI
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1986
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Association of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 1982
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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