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Kerr Russell’s appellate practice is highly regarded, and has amassed an impressive record of success, both on behalf of clients who are appealing an unfavorable judgment, and those who are defending a decision after winning in the trial court.

In appellate work, as in all the litigation and dispute resolution services performed by our attorneys, we focus on delivering results in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Our appellate attorneys are seasoned litigators, who have a wide breadth of substantive legal and industry knowledge, and can quickly evaluate the merits of the case and determine whether it is likely to result in a favorable outcome on appeal. We represent corporations, governmental entities, and individuals in a wide variety of appeals related to a multitude of legal matters. We handle appeals at the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and federal appeals level.

Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Rachel Hanson-Hervey


Rachel maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on municipal law and medical...

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Abram G. Miller


Abram supports clients in general litigation matters, with a special interest in appellate matters,...

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Kevin A. McQuillan


Kevin concentrates his practice on litigation, appellate matters, and malpractice defense....

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James E. DeLine


James E. DeLine focuses his practice on complex business litigation, counseling automotive suppliers, and...

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Daniel J. Ferris


Daniel J. Ferris feels privileged to be called upon to assist companies and individuals...

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Jacquelyn A. Klima


Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on surety defense, commercial litigation and appeals....

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Joanne Geha Swanson

Of Counsel

Joanne Geha Swanson has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator and...

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Patricia C. Schabath


Patricia C. Schabath concentrates her practice in the defense of physicians and facilities in...

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Kerr Russell Ranked a “Best Law Firm” for 2024

Best Lawyers® has once again recognized Kerr Russell as a “Best Law Firm,” having ranked the firm regionally in 19 practice areas. Notably, Kerr Russell’s Appellate and Immigration practices...

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Kerr Russell Prevails in Court of Appeals

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James DeLine and Jacquelyn Klima prevailed recently in the Michigan Court Of Appeals in an automotive supply chain dispute. Mr. DeLine represented a Tier 1 mold builder in a...

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Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers In America© 2024 And Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

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Kerr Russell Ranked As U.S. News “Best Law Firm” 2023

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Kerr Russell also had six attorneys recognized as 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in the practice areas of corporate law, tax law, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment...

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Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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November 15, 2021

16 Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized As DBusiness 2022 Top Lawyers

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been recognized as Top Lawyers by DBusiness magazine. Jason W. Bank – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law James R. Cambridge – Corporate Law Michael D. Carroll – Construction...

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Kerr Russell Ranked As U.S. News “Best Law Firm” 2022

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