Class Action Defense

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Class Action Defense

Kerr Russell, a leader in business litigation, possesses an outstanding record of success in defending class actions nationally. Our experienced litigators represent clients in cases related to consumer fraud and other consumer-facing issues, products liability, including automotive product defects, antitrust, securities, insurance, and data breach matters, among others.

We have experience litigating all phases of the defense of a class action claim, including critical issues related to whether a class should be certified. Our attorneys routinely defend against motions for certification, and also preemptively moved to strike class claims. We are also adept at quickly, efficiently, and effectively moving through other aspects of class action defense, including discovery, expert preparation, briefing, and advocacy.

Our attorneys appear in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, and have represented market-leading companies in the financial, insurance, automotive, retail and numerous manufacturing industries.

+Practicing Attorneys & Staff


Fred K. Herrmann
Fred K. Herrmann


Joanne Geha Swanson
Joanne Geha Swanson


+Related News

July 14, 2020

15 Lawyers From Kerr Russell Recognized as Leading Lawyers 2020

A total of 15 lawyers from Kerr Russell are named to the 2020 list of Leading Lawyers in Michigan. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended qualify for this honor.

June 30, 2020

Kerr Russell Attorney Installed As Federal Bar Association Chapter President

Fred K. Herrmann is the new President of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter.

April 7, 2020

Joanne Geha Swanson Discusses Bar Association Shifts Due to COVID-19

The Detroit Legal News recently interviewed Joanne Geha Swanson to discuss shifts in legal events and programs. Joanne is president of the Detroit Bar Association. 

March 17, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Business Continuity:  A Message to Our Community, Clients and Friends

Kerr Russell is committed to its community, clients and people. As the world navigates through the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to assure you that Kerr Russell is committed to supporting our community, clients and people as effectively as we have through every other crisis our Nation has encountered over our firm’s nearly 150-year history. Our firm is fully operational: We have made sure that our lawyers and staff are able to safely and effectively serve our clients’ needs and continue operations on an uninterrupted basis. Most of our people

July 29, 2019

Kerr Russell Attorney Joanne Geha Swanson Interviewed by Legal News

Joanne was recently interviewed by Legal News about her new appointment as president of the Detroit Bar Association.

June 20, 2019

Kerr Russell Attorney Installed as Detroit Bar Association Board President

Joanne Geha Swanson is the new President of the Detroit Bar Association Board.