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Thomas Van Dusen

Member,Troy

T 248-743-6076F 248-743-6002248-743-6076

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Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A., magna cum laude
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)®
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Michigan Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association
Overview

Mr. Van Dusen concentrates his practice exclusively in litigation and alternative dispute resolution with a focus on insurance, commercial disputes, health care, class actions, and personal injury defense, including arbitration hearings, bench trials, jury trial, and appeals.

He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005 in the fields of Commercial Litigation, and Litigation—Trusts and Estates and was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation—Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy, Michigan. Benchmark Litigation lists Mr. Van Dusen as a “Local Litigation Star” in the practice areas of Competition, General Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, and Securities. He has been included in Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2006, as well as metro Detroit’s DBusiness magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list for the years 2009-2013 and 2015. He is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence.

Mr. Van Dusen is a member of the National Diocesan Attorneys Association, the Defense Research Institute, the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators, and the Michigan Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2005-2017, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Troy "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation- Trusts and Estates
  • "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2013, 2015
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Professional Activities
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)®
    • National Roster of Commercial Arbitrators, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • Michigan Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, Member
  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association, Member

 

Representative Matters
Mr. Van Dusen's recent matters include:
  • Defense of catastrophic personal injury claims, including matters involving product liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, and intentional misconduct claims;
  • Representation of various religious and other charitable organizations involving civil and criminal investigations of misconduct claims;
  • Representation of insurers and health plan administrators in defense of claims for recovery of insurance benefits, including claims for life and disability insurance benefits and ERISA claims;
  • Complex commercial cases, including breach of contract, supplier disputes, shareholder disputes, claims related to the purchase or sale of businesses, distributor termination disputes, and claims related to partnership dissolution and shareholder valuation; and
  • Complex probate cases, including actions related to duties of trust and estate fiduciaries.

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A., magna cum laude
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)®
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Michigan Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association