Professional Honors:

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Go To Lawyers Power List 2023
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Go To Construction Lawyers 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Current
  • Michigan Super Lawyers (2006-2020, 2022-Current)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV (Highest) Rating
  • Crain’s Detroit Business, Top 14 “Litigators” July 2016
  • Top Lawyer Dbusiness Magazine (2010, 2014)
  • Avvo Excellent Rating 10/10
  • Fellow of the Michigan State Bar
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law Award 2011
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly No. 1 Verdict or Settlement for 2010


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (JD, 1993)
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Northwestern University Law Review
    • Associate Note and Comment Editor, 1992-93
    • Member,  1991-1992
  • Winner Julius Miner Moot Court Competition
    • William Jennings Bryan Award Winner for Best Argument Final Round
  • Northwestern National Moot Court Team Member
  • Michigan State University (BA History 1989)
  • Graduated with High Honors
  • President of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honors Society
  • Golden Key Honors Society
  • Dean’s List 9 straight terms

Gary’s Passion

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.
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