Stephen D. McGraw is a Member of Kerr Russell and co-chairperson of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, has served as a Member of its Executive Committee, and has served as a general counsel for Kerr Russell.
Stephen’s practice primarily involves defending and prosecuting matters in litigation and he has had substantial involvement in a wide range of matters including the professional liability of physicians, hospitals, architects, and engineers, toxic torts, product liability, insurance disputes, and other commercial matters.
Stephen is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has served on the American College of Trial Lawyers State Committee for Michigan, and is a Fellow of both the Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Foundation (where he is a Trustee). And he is a former appointed panel member of the State Bar of Michigan Discipline Board.
Stephen has been a speaker at numerous seminars having to do with litigation and health care subjects and has spoken regarding trial practice for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also written frequently on subjects such as trial practice and a lawyer’s ethical obligations. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, “Michigan Super Lawyers”, dBusiness, “Top Lawyers” and “Leading Lawyers” publications. Stephen was named 2013 Outstanding Attorney by the nation’s largest physician owned medical malpractice insurer and is repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America©. He is a past President of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
Stephen obtained his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Albion College
- Michigan State Bar Association, Former Panel Member (appointed), Board of Discipline, Negligence Law Section
- Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Past President, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
- Detroit Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Fellow
- American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, Former Member, State Committee for Michigan
- American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction
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- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Washington and Lee School of Law, J.D.
- Albion College, B.A.
- cum laude
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