Kevin concentrates his practice on litigation, appellate matters, and malpractice defense.
Kevin represents individuals, corporations, and governments in all levels of state and federal court on constitutional issues including use of force, searches and seizures, free speech, due process, and deliberate indifference. He also represents medical providers and hospitals in medical malpractice and professional licensing matters. Kevin has successfully sought dismissal before trial on more than two dozen occasions in the past five years. Moreover, his appellate advocacy led to multiple published opinions favorable to his clients.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School where he was a member of the Moot Court National Team. While in law school, Kevin was a law clerk for the Wayne County Corporation Counsel and also served as an intern and law clerk for Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Colombo Jr. Prior to law school, he received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan.
- Oakland County Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice Section
- Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan
- American Bar Association
- Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
Bar and Court Admissions
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- United States Tax Court
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
- University of Michigan, B.A.
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Rhinehart v. Scutt, 894 F.3d 721 (6th Cir. 2018): The plaintiff inmate suffered from Hepatitis C and alleged that his prison doctors were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs. After initially denying summary judgment, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the doctors and the Sixth Circuit affirmed.
Mattox v. Edelman, 851 F.3d 583 (6th Cir. 2017): The prisoner plaintiff claimed that prison medical staff were deliberately indifferent to his heart attack symptoms, but his own pleadings indicated that subsequent medical evaluations confirmed he did not have a heart attack. The trial court dismissed the lawsuit on the pleadings before discovery began, and the Sixth Circuit affirmed dismissal of Kevin’s client.
Esch v. County of Kent, 699 F. App’x 509 (6th Cir. 2017): A county jail inmate died from a seizure within hours of entering the facility. His family alleged that jail medical staff were deliberately indifferent to the inmate’s need for seizure medication. The Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendants.
Hearington v. Pandya, 689 F. App’x 422 (6th Cir. 2017): A prisoner claimed his doctor was deliberately indifferent to his medical needs when a metal plate surgically installed in his skull after a fight became infected and required additional surgeries. The Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Kevin’s client.
Hinneburg v. Miron, 676 F. App’x 483 (6th Cir. 2017): The family of a county jail inmate claimed medical staff ignored the inmates’ medical needs when she died from an overdose while in custody. The Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Kevin’s clients.