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State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly (2007-2017, Immediate Past Chair)

State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners (2014-2017)

Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

Michigan State Bar, Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section (Chair, 2005-2007)

State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section

Detroit Bar Association

Veterans’ Bar Association, Detroit Chapter

American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

American Bar Association, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Secretary/Treasurer

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  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

  • Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

United States Naval Academy, B.S.

Fred K. Herrmann


Fred K. Herrmann maintains a diverse litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice across a wide range of industries. He has substantial experience in class action defense, multidistrict litigation, antitrust, patent and other intellectual property litigation, attorney and other professional liability defense, and contract disputes, as well as supply chain and other disputes implicating the Uniform Commercial Code.  Fred has tried cases in state and federal courts, has filed briefs and argued cases in state and federal appellate courts, and has mediated resolutions for complex disputes on behalf of his clients. Fred is also available to serve as a neutral mediator.

Fred is a former Chair of the Representative Assembly, the final policymaking body of the State Bar of Michigan.  He has also served on the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan, and is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

In the federal arena, Fred is the Vice President of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Fred is listed in Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White, Inc. for antitrust law.  He was named a Michigan “Super Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation, and a “Top Lawyer” in dbusiness Magazine. He was named a 2018 "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Download his Q&A hereFred was named a 2019 Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in antitrust law.

Prior to practicing law, and following graduation from the United States Naval Academy, Fred served as a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he deployed overseas with Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, and then served on the logistics staff of the First Marine Division. He subsequently served as a reservist with Detroit’s own First Battalion, Twenty-fourth Marines, as a logistics officer and H&S Company Commander.

Click here for "Of Interest" profile of Fred written by his Kerr Russell colleague Joanne Swanson for the State Bar of Michigan magazine.

Representative Matters

Currently representing various automobile industry suppliers in In Re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation, a group of consolidated putative class action cases pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Secured a no cause jury verdict on behalf of a major law firm in an action alleging malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting fraud, and successfully affirmed the verdict on appeal.

Secured a preliminary injunction against mandatory arbitration on behalf of a class of signatories to an unenforceable arbitration agreement.

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