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Fred K. Herrmann

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313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Fred K. Herrmann maintains a diverse litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice across a wide range of industries.

Biography

Fred 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 member of the firm’s Executive Committee and former Chair of the Representative Assembly, the final policy-making body of the State Bar of Michigan. He has also served on the Board of the Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan and is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

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

Fred is repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for antitrust law and was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for antitrust law in 2015, 2017, and 2019. He has been named a Michigan “Super Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation for the last 12 years, and has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in DBusiness Magazine. Fred was named a 2018 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

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. Fred deployed overseas with Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, 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. Fred also taught a course on International Cartel Enforcement as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

Read an Of Interest” profile of Fred written by his Kerr Russell colleague Joanne Swanson for the State Bar of Michigan Magazine.

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Fred K. Herrmann maintains a diverse litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice across a wide range of industries.

Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Immediate Past President
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Antitrust Law, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee
    • Business Law Section
    • Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Representative Assembly (Chair, 2016-2017)
    • Board of Commissioners (2014-2017)
    • Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section (Chair, 2005-2007)
    • Litigation Section
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Veterans’ Bar Association, Detroit Chapter

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 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 Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
    • Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S.

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Fred K. Herrmann maintains a diverse litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice across a wide range of industries.

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