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James A. Smith

Of Counsel,Detroit

T 313-359-7777F 313-393-7579313-359-7777

competitive drive
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

Mr. Smith has significant experience in commercial litigation, including disputes with administrative agencies and appeals.

He has argued numerous appeals in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Michigan Court of Appeals, including an argument to an appeals court that resulted in overturning an $8 million product liability judgment against an automobile manufacturer. Mr. Smith has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a leading practitioner in the Appellate category.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Appellate Law

 

Representative Matters
Mr. Smith's recent matters include:

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • State Bar of Michigan