Attorneys & Counselors
Above all else, our attorneys are experts in litigation and the lost art of negotiation. OWD provides aggressive, cost-effective representation and cutting-edge solutions to meet all of your legal needs. At OWD, we focus in the areas of Litigation, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law and Business Law. Within these areas, our attorneys bring decades of experience and unique specializations throughout all aspects of the law.
Litigation is the bedrock upon which our firm is built and continues to be the benchmark of our practice today. OWD's depth of talent and experience allows our litigation specialists to assist our clients with all legal disputes. OWD's trial litigators are ready and able to handle claims involving catastrophic injury, complex litigation, high exposure trucking accidents, wrongful death, corporate liability, employer liability, municipal liability, time sensitive investigations and personal injury of all types. Our No-Fault Task Force, as well as our specialists in property loss, insurance defense, corporate liability, employer liability and municipal liability assist our clients in developing sophisticated litigation strategies from the date of loss to the verdict and through the appellate process. By practicing throughout Michigan, our litigators have the local knowledge that gives us an edge in recognizing the fundamental issues needed to properly present our client's case in any Michigan or Federal court.
Insurance defense and navigating insurance companies through complex issues is at the core of OWD's practice. In addition to aggressive trial and appellate advocacy, OWD conducts examinations under oath and consults with insurance companies on all pre-litigation matters, including but not limited to, investigations, coverage opinions and position letters, Proof or Loss, damage evaluations and appraisal, complex property and fire losses, catastrophic claims, the Michigan No Fault Act and the Michigan Insurance Code. From coverage opinions to trial litigation and appeal, OWD is experienced in delivering excellent service and reliable results.
At OWD, we have been established for over 40 years representing municipal clients and insurers. We zealously represent our municipal clients in all litigated matters, as well as represent municipalities, Downtown Development Authorities and Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities in transactional matters, document review, drafting ordinances and interpretation of governing authorities. With clients located throughout Michigan, OWD has helped municipalities navigate the complex laws that face our communities today.
Commercial and Business Law:
OWD understands the importance of protecting your business. That is why we are committed to providing masterful negotiation, as well as litigation services to resolve any commercial or business dispute.