While vigorously representing our clients, we make an impact on the legal rights of all. Here are a few published cases showing some of what we have accomplished:
Billingsley v. Birzgalis, 20 Mich. App. 279, 174 N.W.2d 17 (1970). Groundbreaking case in defendants' rights. Court agreed that a defendant who was acquitted of all charges against him by reason of insanity could not be indefinitely confined, even for "treatment," without a hearing.
Arlee v. Lucas, 55 Mich. App. 340, 222 N.W.2d 233 (1974). Secured the right of pretrial detainees (those held in jail awaiting trial but not so far convicted of any crime) to vote by absentee ballot when they are not able to post bail and get to a poling place.
U.S. v. McCaleb, 552 F.2d 717 (6th Cir. 1977). Made new law stating that police cannot use "drug courier profile" as the only basis to stop and search a person.
Ambrose v. Detroit Edison, 65 Mich. App. 484, 237 N.W.2d 520 (1979). Won the right of an attorney to collect a contingent fee when his client fires him and settles the case himself on same terms.
Siwik v. Siwik, 89 Mich. App. 603, 280 N.W.2d 610 (1979). This case concerns a custody battle between the grandparents and the mother when the father of a child is in prison.
Anderson v. AAA, 120 Mich. App. 73, 327 N.W.2d 396 (1982). Established that automobile no fault benefits cannot be ordered by injunction prior to trial.
Shapiro v. Steinberg, 176 Mich. App. 683, 440 N.W.2d 9 (1989). Won the right of a non-Michigan attorney to collect his referral fee in wrongful death case which he referred to a Michigan attorney who settled case with substantial assistance from referring attorney.
Workmon v. Publishers Clearing House, 118 F.3d 457 (6th Cir. 1997). Pursued consumer protection case where court refused to grant $10,000,000 prize to apparent winner.