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Kerr Russell’s experience in the field of health care law spans more than 60 years. In that time, and in representing a multitude of health care professionals and providers, our attorneys have developed uncommon insight into the relationships among physicians, insurers, health facilities and patients.

This experience is particularly valuable to clients who are competing in today’s evolving, volatile, and highly-regulated health care marketplace. Our attorneys counsel physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, managed care interests, durable medical equipment providers, major groups in organized medicine, and medical staffs. We also counsel assisted living centers, nursing homes and homes for the aged. Our representation of health care clients also includes administrative proceedings, and licensure and litigation services. Additionally, a particular strength of our practice concerns the formation and representation of alternative risk transfer entities for health care clients, including captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative insurance structures.

Since health care matters for clients often extend beyond purely health care issues, we draw upon resources across the firm in areas such as corporate, litigation, taxation, and real estate law to deliver complete solutions for our clients.

Our legal services include:

  • Antitrust counseling in  health care mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Certificate of Need
  • Compliance with anti-kickback, fraud and abuse, self-disclosure, Stark HIPAA, and other health care compliance statutes
  • Compliance plans
  • Contracting with insurers, medical/dental plans, managed care plans and Accountable Care Organizations
  • Corporate Integrity Agreements
  • Corporate practice of medicine, including corporate and retail medical clinic formation
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)
  • Financing transactions
  • Health care facility and professional license and accreditation matters
  • Hospital and medical staff matters
  • Licensing and disciplinary matters
  • Litigation
  • Long-term care facility matters
  • Management Service Organizations (MSO) for health care providers
  • Medical staff matters
  • Medicare and Medicaid provider and supplier enrollment, certification and compliance
  • Merger and acquisition transactions
  • Reimbursement, billing and claims, and third-party payor and payment matters
  • Risk retention groups, captive insurance companies and other alternative risk transfer entities
  • Physician Organizations and Physician Hospital Organizations
  • Post payment audits
  • Professional, facility and institutional liability and risk management
  • Peer review
  • Skilled nursing facility certification and survey compliance
  • Michigan Medical Records Act
+Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Attorneys

Jason W. Bank

Member

Daniel J. Ferris

Member

Patrick J. Haddad

Member

Daniel J. Schulte

Member

Mark J. Stasa

Member

Derek R. Boyd

Associate

F. Broc Gullett

Associate

Kathleen A. Westfall

Associate

Patricia C. Schabath

Of Counsel

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April 12, 2019

Michigan Legislation and Administrative Rules Affecting the Prescribing of Controlled Substances: One Year Later

Patrick J. Haddad and Kathleen A. Westfall co-authored article "Michigan Legislation and Administrative Rules Affecting the Prescribing of Controlled Substances:  One Year Later," was recently published in the Oakland County Medical Society March/April Bulletin. The one-year anniversary of the effective date of the first phase of Michigan’s 2017 legislation combating the state’s opioid crisis is soon approaching.  This article furnishes a high-level summary of the Michigan legislation and recently promulgated administrative rules, their effective dates and other guidance.  

November 20, 2018

Patrick Haddad and Kathleen Westfall Co-Author Article to be published in Oakland County Medical Society Publication entitled: "New Michigan Administrative Rules: Bona Fide Prescriber-Patient Relationships and Controlled Substances Awareness Training"

As part of the 10-bill package of Michigan legislation enacted in late 2017 to combat Michigan’s opioid crisis, Public Act 247 of 2017 prohibits a licensed prescriber from prescribing a schedule 2 to 5 controlled substance to a patient after March 31, 2018, unless the prescriber is in a “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” with the patient for whom the controlled substance was being prescribed.

August 14, 2018

New requirements for opioid prescribing now effective

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (August 2018) - Question: I frequently prescribe opioids following procedures in my practice. Can you explain the new requirements on opioid prescribing that recently took effect?

July 10, 2018

Practice Break-Ups/Ownership of Patient Records

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (July 2018) - QUESTION: I have practiced with a partner for several years. We are the only shareholders in a professional corporation. We never put in place employment agreements, a shareholder agreement, or any other contracts between us or the PC. We recently have had disagreements regarding the operating of the practice. My partner has now notified me that he is going to break off on his own. He has set up a new practice a mile away, has notified patients that their records will be transferred to this new location and that he will continue treating them there.   Can my partner just pick up and leave, taking the dental records and patients with him?

June 8, 2018

New Michigan Legislation: Sexual Assault Prevention and Health Professionals

Bulletin: Oakland County Medical Society (June/July 2018) - The first six months of 2018 has seen a flurry of legislative developments affecting the practice of the health professions in Michigan. Early in the year, significant legislation affecting the prescribing of controlled substances generally, and opioids in particular, became law.

June 5, 2018

Beware termination rights in your contracts

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (June 2018) -  Question: I recently told a supplier of dental products that I was terminating my contract with them. I did so because I found another supplier who has a better reputation for service and lower prices. I was surprised to receive an invoice from my former supplier in the amount of $2,875.00 for “termination fees”. When I called to complain I was told that these fees were called for in my contact. Why am I being charged to move my business to a better supplier? Is this legal?

May 4, 2018

The difference between "noncovered services" and "disallowed services"

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (May 2018) - Question: I have heard quite a bit lately about issues with dental plans. Sometimes audits are conducted and refunds are sought other times there are different contract issues. Some dentists use the term “noncovered services” others refer to “disallowed services”. Are they the same thing? If not, what is the difference?

April 2, 2018

Beware when purchasing software and other technology

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (April 2018) - Question: I recently replaced my electronic dental record system and purchased an electronic back up service from a well-known national dental supply company. Due to a local disaster all the dental records stored on the computer hardware in my office were destroyed and are not recoverable. When I contacted this company I purchased back up services from I was told that they had failed to back up my records as they promised. I was told that all I could recover from this company was three months of fees I paid for the backup service. My damages are significantly greater than this. How can this be?

March 16, 2018

Extension of the Moratorium for the 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (March 2018) - QUESTION: I have been reading about the medical device excise tax (2.3% of the cost of medical devices) coming back in 2018. This was talked about in the past but I thought it had gone away. Is this true? MDA just got rid of the Michigan sales tax on what we buy from dental labs. Will dentists now be charged this 2.3% tax on these items?

March 14, 2018

New laws for prescribing controlled substances in Michigan: Are you ready?

In an effort to further combat prescription drug and opioid addiction, the Michigan legislature recently enacted new legislation affecting the prescribing of controlled substances by physicians and other licensed prescribers.

March 12, 2018

2017 prescribing requirements add burdens to physician practice

Michigan Medicine - Michigan State Medical Society (March/April 2018) - QUESTION: Can you explain the new requirements for physicians when prescribing drugs?

March 9, 2018

New Michigan Legislation Affecting the Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Numerous Michigan House and Senate bills affecting the prescribing of controlled substances were enacted into law in late 2017.

January 26, 2018

Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services

Kerr Russell is proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area. We know Michigan business like the back of our hands.

January 19, 2018

Questions about dental records following the acquisition of a practice

Questions addressed below: How long do dental records have to be maintained? Do I have to maintain records of patients that I have not seen and have no dentist-patient relationship with? Can I contact patients and seek permission to destroy their old records? Can I move records to offsite storage facilities? Once I identify records that are more than 10 years old, can I just throw them in the trash?

January 15, 2018

Honoring the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and every day, we at Kerr Russell honor Reverend King’s leadership and his legacy as well as the critical importance of diversity and opportunity in this great land of ours. Strength comes from difference; a multiplicity of voices brings positive change; understanding and inclusion inspire creativity and innovation.

December 10, 2017

HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis

The President declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency on October 26, 2017. This declaration was made pursuant to the Public Health Services Act. The Public Health Services Act directs agencies of the federal government to provide additional grant monies to combat the epidemic. According to media reports, overdose deaths in America involving opioids have quadrupled since 1999.

November 27, 2017

Video/audio recording of procedures (health care)

QUESTION: A patient’s wife asked if she could remain with her husband in the ER while I examined him treated his injury. The husband said that this was fine with him. The wife stood in the corner behind the nurse and I who were focused on performing a procedure. When we were finished I turned to let the wife know we were finished and all went well and discovered she was making a video of the procedure with her iPhone. She never asked for permission to make the video and no one provided consent. Can a video legally be made under these circumstances? Do I have any legal recourse?

September 28, 2017

Michigan No-Fault: New Challenges for Physicians to Collect Payment

The Michigan Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in Covenant Medical Center, Inc. vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 895 N.W. 2d 490 (Mich. May 25, 2017). This opinion is important for physicians and other providers who treat patients whose expenses are covered by Michigan no-fault personal protection benefits.

September 28, 2017

Consider National Practitioner Data Bank Reporting Prior to Settling Licensing Complaints and Medical Staff Peer Review Actions

QUESTION: I recently settled licensing complaint with the State of Michigan during my compliance conference. In my view the complaint lacked merit but I did not want to pay to go through an administrative hearing. To buy my peace and move on I agreed to a reprimand and a $500 fine. After I signed off someone mentioned that I may be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank. This never came up at the compliance conference. My lawyer never mentioned this in our discussions and is not sure if this is the case or not. I would not have settled had I known a report would be made to the NPDB and assumed I was settling this quietly. Can you tell me if a NPDB report must be made?

September 18, 2017

Patrick Haddad quoted in Crain's Detroit Business “Medical Ownership Spurs New Battles"

Kerr Russell Member Patrick Haddad is quoted in the Crain’s Detroitarticle published on September 17, 2017 “Medical Ownership Spurs New Battles” by Jay Greene. Mr. Greene reviews concerns over ownership models of diagnostic centers, urgent care centers, and cosmetic medical spas in Southeast Michigan. The complete article can be viewed here.

August 11, 2017

Patrick Haddad contributes "Can health care employers require employees to get influenza vaccine?" to Michigan State Medical Society Legal Alert

From The Michigan State Medical Society - "Can health care employers require employees to get influenza vaccine?" - co-written by Kerr Russell's Patrick Haddad.

August 1, 2017

Daniel Schulte contributes "Direct Claims for Payment from No-Fault Insurers" to the Michigan State Medical Society's Michigan Medicine magazine

Kerr Russell's Dan Schulte contributes the article "Direct Claims for Payment from No-Fault Insurers" to the "Ask Our Lawyer" feature of Michigan State Medical Society's Michigan Medicine (July/August issue). Dan serves as legal counsel for the Society and is a member and managing partner of Kerr Russell.

August 1, 2017

Daniel Schulte contributes "Direct Claims for Payment from No-Fault Insurers" to the Michigan State Medical Society's Michigan Medicine magazine

Kerr Russell's Dan Schulte contributes the article "Direct Claims for Payment from No-Fault Insurers" to the "Ask Our Lawyer" feature of Michigan State Medical Society's Michigan Medicine (July/August issue). Dan serves as legal counsel for the Society and is a member and managing partner of Kerr Russell.

July 28, 2017

Catherine Edwards, Patrick Haddad, and Daniel Beyer discuss legal trends in healthcare technology with Oakland County Medical Society

Attorneys from Kerr Russell's health care practice recently presented at a joint conference of the Oakland County Medical Society and the Oakland County Bar Association.

July 21, 2017

Patrick Haddad contributes "Disclosures of Protected Health Information to Health Plan Vendors" to the June/July Oakland County Medical Society Bulletin

Kerr Russell's Patrick Haddad contributes "Disclosures of Protected Health Information to Health Plan Vendors" to the June/July Oakland County Medical Society Bulletin. Excerpt: "Health plans frequently contract with vendors to perform medical chart reviews and to collect data from clinical records."
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September 20, 2018

Kerr Russell recognizes our 2018 dbusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit honorees

Kerr Russell recognizes this year’s dbusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit honorees - 21 attorneys, many for multiple practice areas.

September 16, 2018

Kathleen Westfall presents on opioid crisis at a St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital/St. Joseph Mercy Health System continuing medical education conference September 15

Kathleen Westfall, who co-authored with member Daniel Ferris the white paper "New laws for prescribing controlled substances in Michigan: Are you ready?," discussed the legal implications of the opioid crisis at a St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital/St. Joseph Mercy Health System continuing medical education conference on September 15. Kathleen maintains a business law practice focused in the areas of health care law, insurance, securities and general corporate law.

September 14, 2018

Is it legal to have more than one fee schedule?

Journal of the Michigan Dental Association (September 2018) - QUESTION: I recently terminated my contract with Delta Dental. As a result my Delta patients may have higher out of pocket costs if they elect to continue treating with me and the hassle of filing claims with Delta to obtain their benefits. In an effort to keep as many of my Delta Dental patients as possible I plan to offer them reduced fees. These lower fees will be different than the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ("BCBSM") fee schedule (I only participate with BCBSM on a per claim basis), the fee schedules of other dental plans I continue to participate with and the fees I charge patients that have no dental insurance or dental plan coverage. Is there anything illegal about charging patients differing fees for the same services?

September 7, 2018

15 Kerr Russell attorneys recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been designated "Super Lawyers" by Thomson Reuters:

September 5, 2018

Daniel Ferris serves as editor of "Damages and Remedies in Michigan" (4th edition) for Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Kudos to Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris who served as editor of the recently published Damages and Remedies in Michigan, a leading litigation treatise published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Fellow editors included Barbara A. Patek, Mark Granzotto, and David H. Freedman. You can order the publication here- from the website:

September 5, 2018

Daniel Ferris serves as editor of "Damages and Remedies in Michigan" (4th edition) for Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Kudos to Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris who served as editor of the recently published Damages and Remedies in Michigan, a leading litigation treatise published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Fellow editors included Barbara A. Patek, Mark Granzotto, and David H. Freedman.

August 23, 2018

Michigan Legislation on Sexual Assault Prevention and Retention of Medical Records

Significant legislation protecting patients in Michigan from sexual assault was enacted into law in June, 2018. In addition, the Michigan House adopted additional legislation at the end of May, 2018, which is pending in the Michigan Senate as of the publication of this article.

August 15, 2018

15 lawyers from Kerr Russell were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

A total of 15 lawyers from Kerr Russell have been named to the prestigious 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America©. The award is given annually in recognition of being named as part of the “top legal talent in the U.S.”

July 20, 2018

Kate McCarroll published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly - “Remembering 'Sara and Jane': Thoughts on immigration law and abuse victims seeking asylum”

Congratulations to Kate McCarroll, member (immigration), whose opinion piece "Remembering 'Sara and Jane' - Thoughts on immigration law and abuse victims seeking asylum" was published by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Excerpt: "Early in my career, I handled asylum cases for two women who fled to the United States because they had been abused by their husbands and feared further harm. They were the only asylum cases I ever handled. Each won her claim, and I am hopeful that they are now U.S. citizens, living happy, productive, safe lives in the country that opened its arms to them when they were most afraid."

July 17, 2018

Kerr Russell Welcomes New Paralegal Katherine Herman

Kerr Russell welcomes new paralegal Katherine Herman. Kathy attended college at Saginaw Valley State University where she was a political science major and an English minor. A lifelong Michigander, she is originally from Caseville. Kathy and her husband have three daughters, and Kathy is a proud "marching band mom" to her youngest.

May 17, 2018

Daniel Schulte, Patrick Haddad, Katherine Cser conduct "Ask the Experts" panel at Michigan State Medical Society's 7th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting

Kerr Russell attorneys Daniel Schulte, Patrick Haddad, and Katherine Cser arrived bright and early for the “Ask the Experts" panel at Michigan State Medical Society's 7th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting in Dearborn on May 17. Discussing opioid legislation, professional liability insurance, electronic medical records, identifying and preventing workplace harassment, accessibility, patient/physician relationship, and other topics.

May 13, 2018

2018 Detroit Heart Walk a great (if rainy) success - Kerr Russell colleagues contribute over $6,000

Kerr Russell's participation in the 25th anniversary Detroit Heart Walk, benefiting the Southeast Michigan American Heart Association, was a great success, with Kerr Russell colleagues raising $6,230 to contribute to the cause. This was in addition to the firm's overall sponsorship and to member Jason Bank's leadership on the Heart Walk's executive cabinet.

March 29, 2018

Detroit Public Television's PBSNewsHour and Nightly Business Report to be sponsored by Kerr Russell

Kerr Russell is pleased to support Detroit Public Television, and, beginning April 2, the following spot will air during PBS NewsHour (weekdays, 6-7 pm) and the Nightly Business Report (weekdays, 7-7:30 pm). View the spot here.

March 29, 2018

Kerr Russell receptionist Angie Hincks and "Paula's Pay It Forward" help Beaumont patients in need

Message from Kerr Russell's receptionist Angie Lyons-Hincks​: “I wanted share with you all some pictures of what you helped make happen. When we started this, I would have been happy with 25 bags. Then with the amount of interest, we changed to 50 bags, but because of you, Facebook and Paula's family, we were able to deliver 126 comfort bags as well as lunch for the staff at the clinic. The patients, doctors and nurses at the infusion center [Beaumont] were incredibly touched!" More photos here.

March 22, 2018

Kerr Russell congratulates Jack Richert of Special Tree Rehabilitation System, a deserving recipient of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan's Legacy Society Community Service and Leadership Award

Congratulations to Jack Richert of Special Tree Rehabilitation System, a deserving recipient of the Legacy Society Community Service and Leadership Award.

March 19, 2018

Kerr Russell kicks off American Heart Association Heart Walk involvement

We had a full house today for Kerr Russell's Southeast Michigan American Heart Association | American Stroke Association #HeartWalk firm-wide kick-off! Thanks to Jason Bank, Member and Kerr Russell's representative on the 25th Anniversary Heart Walk Executive Cabinet, as well as Annie Hill, AHA Development Director, for their remarks. Kerr Russell's team page: https://lnkd.in/dxjus74

March 16, 2018

Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris supports Covenant House of Michigan

Kudos to Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris for his community leadership and for his support of Covenant House Michigan​.

March 9, 2018

Dan Schulte presents on new opioid prescribing laws to physicians at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan quarterly PGIP meeting

From The Michigan State Medical Society: MSMS Legal Counsel Dan Schulte of Kerr Russell presented the new opioid prescribing laws to physicians at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan quarterly PGIP meeting on March 9, 2018.

February 26, 2018

Kerr Russell's latest ad "Driven By Results" debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week

Kerr Russell's latest ad "Driven By Results" debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week. The ad emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. "We understand the region. We know what moves Michigan. We are committed to the community."

February 19, 2018

"Getting the band back together." Mark Stasa on performing in New Orleans' "Krewe of Orpheus" parade with Madison Scouts, creating leadership opportunities for young people through Drum Corps International (video)

Mark Stasa, Kerr Russell member (estate and trusts planning and business), has been an integral contributor to the firm for over 30 years, and he is also an active community leader and musician. He has served on the Board of Directors and is currently a legal advisor to Drum Corps International (DCI). DCI is a non-profit governing entity for the junior (under age 22) drum and bugle corps in the United States and Canada. DCI is composed of member corps who earned membership through competition.

February 15, 2018

Jason Bank, new member of Detroit Athletic Club

Congratulations to Kerr Russell member Jason Bank (bankruptcy, restructuring) on becoming a member of the Detroit Athletic Club. Other Kerr Russell partners who belong to the DAC include Mark Cunningham, Dan Schulte, and Kurt Vilders. Associate Stephen Reaume is also a member.

February 9, 2018

Kerr Russell supports "Life is a Cabaret" American Cancer Society Relay for Life event

On February 7, Kerr Russell turned out in force to support Life is a Cabaret: LIVE Musical Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Canton and Plymouth, MI. Director of Marketing Roy Sexton performed a number of songs during the show and served as a co-emcee alongside Christopher Tremblay, Ed.D.. Kerr Russell attendees (pictured) included Angie Lyons-Hincks, Candice Hadley, Brandy Mathie, Ashley Racette, Sue Smith, Cindy Villeneuve, Jan Clarey, Jeffrey May, Kathleen Westfall, Gail Showler, Laura Evans Jones, Karen Schumer, Debra Behrmann, Heather Kalfayan, Kristina Kalfayan, Kelly Hinojosa, Jackie Klima, Susan Willis, and their friends and family.

January 15, 2018

Influencing the Legal Landscape - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in dbusiness

Kerr Russell introduces the third ad in the new "Est. in Detroit 1874" series: "Influencing the legal landscape." The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. "We don't sit on the sidelines. We are active in industry groups and we're driving legislative change. We are leaders in the law."

January 3, 2018

Kerr Russell highlighted in Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue

Look for Kerr Russell attorneys and advertising (pages 92-95) in the Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue. Earlier in 2017, a number of Kerr Russell's attorneys and practice areas were honored with U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers recognition.

December 22, 2017

Kerr Russell supports Michigan Dental Association with updated ads

Updated Kerr Russell ads will begin running in 2018 in the Michigan Dental Association Journal. Kerr Russell offers professional discounts to all MDA members.

December 22, 2017

Kerr Russell's health care practice updates advertising message for physician association publications, including MSMS' Michigan Medicine and MOA's TRIAD

Be on the lookout for our updated in-magazine advertising for the Michigan Osteopathic Association's TRIAD and Michigan State Medical Society's Michigan Medicine, among other publications in future months. [Design by Nikki Horn.]

December 18, 2017

Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan

One of our traditions here at Kerr Russell is to hold a holiday raffle to benefit three local charities as well as to conduct a toy drive for local children. This year's raffle (many of the beautiful and festive prizes picture here) raised a record total of $3,450 which will be divided equally among three organizations: Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.

December 12, 2017

Detroit Legal News coverage of recent additions to Kerr Russell family

Thanks to the Detroit Legal News for this exceptional coverage of the new additions to our Kerr Russell legal team: associates Cody Attisha, Derek Boyd, Andrew Eurich, and Stephen Reaume as well as paralegal Paul Burkett, legal assistant Jill Clinard and administrative staff Heather Kalfayan.

December 9, 2017

dbusiness photo gallery from December 5 Economic Forecast Breakfast with David Littmann

PHOTO GALLERY from DBusiness: “David Littmann, former chief economist at Comerica Bank in #Detroit, provided his 2018 Michigan Economic Forecast at the DBusiness Breakfast Series on Dec. 5 at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit.

December 5, 2017

Kerr Russell attorneys attend dbusiness Breakfast Series, featuring David Littmann

Kerr Russell sponsored the December 5 DBusiness Magazine Breakfast Series at the Gem/Century Theatres, which featured an economic forecast from Comerica Bank's David Littmann.

November 30, 2017

Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season

It's a time to celebrate, reflect and remember. However you mark the holidays, we hope your days are filled with warmth and thankfulness, good times, and endless cheer. As another year draws to a close, we at Kerr Russell are grateful to you. You give purpose to our work and add meaning to our relationships. Your trust is a cherished gift. Enjoy these images as we get our offices ready to celebrate the holiday season. Design by Mandy Lark of Lark Interior Design.

November 27, 2017

Kerr Russell welcomes new associate Derek Boyd - commercial litigation and medical malpractice

Kerr Russell welcomes new associate Derek Boyd. We are so happy to have him join our team. Derek's practice will focus on commercial litigation. He also will support our medical malpractice work. Prior to Kerr Russell, he was an associate in a high-intensity, trial-oriented litigation practice (significant motion practice, discovery involvement and client interaction), representing physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice and ordinary negligence matters.

November 16, 2017

Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness

Kerr Russell introduces the second ad in the new "Est. in Detroit 1874" series: "A culture of connection." The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. "We are relationship focused. We know our people and our clients are the lifeblood of our firm."

November 13, 2017

Kerr Russell welcomes Paul Burkett, paralegal - medical malpractice

Kerr Russell welcomes a new paralegal today. Paul Burkettwill be assisting our medical malpractice area.

November 4, 2017

Daniel Ferris appointed Chair of the Drafting Committee of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly

Daniel J. Ferris, member, has been appointed Chair of the Drafting Committee of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. In 1971, the State Bar Board of Commissioners requested the Supreme Court create a "representative assembly".

November 3, 2017

Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit

With this month's issue of dbusiness, focused on Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Kerr Russell launches its new brand advertising with "A Track Record of Results." Working with Identity Public Relations and Marketing, Kerr Russell's marketing team developed the creative to emphasize the firm's longstanding place in Detroit's legal and business history.

November 3, 2017

Kerr Russell recognizes this year’s dbusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit honorees

Kerr Russell recognizes this year’s dbusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit honorees:

November 1, 2017

Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

October 16, 2017

Kerr Russell supports Detroit Athletic Club (October 2017 DAC News)

From the October 2017 DAC News ... We are proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area, including business law, labor and employment, immigration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, healthcare, medical practices, tax, contract negotiation, restructuring, automotive, manufacturing, and commercial litigation.

September 27, 2017

business Magazine covers Kerr Russell's participation in Detroit Chinese Business Association International Golf Outing

Kerr Russell was well-represented at the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) International Golf Open.

September 19, 2017

Kerr Russell team places second and scores longest drive at Detroit Chinese Business Association golf outing

At the 22nd Annual Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) International Golf Opening at Indianwood Golf and Country Club, our attorneys experienced a great afternoon of golfing and kinship, plus a wonderful dinner with opening remarks by Executive Office, Oakland County, Michigan's Deputy Executive Matthew Gibb.

September 12, 2017

16 Kerr Russell attorneys recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been designated "Super Lawyers" by Thomson Reuters.

September 8, 2017

Broc Gullett participates on Michigan Association of Bar Executives "Bar Association Boot Camp" panel

On September 8, the Michigan Association of Bar Executives held its "Bar Association Boot Camp" in East Lansing. The organization described the event as "training and discussion for bar association presidents, executive directors, board members, staff, and young lawyers who project as future leaders.

August 21, 2017

Daniel Ferris inducted into Covenant House Michigan Young Professionals Society

Congratulations to Daniel Ferris who was inducted into Covenant House Michigan Young Professionals Society last week.

August 9, 2017

Ashley Racette and Kathleen Westfall participate in the Lakeshore Legal Aid Expungement Clinic pro-bono program

Kerr Russell lawyers Ashley Racette and Kathleen Westfall participated in the Lakeshore Legal Aid Expungement Clinic pro-bono program on August 8, 2017.

August 4, 2017

Daniel Ferris appointed Co-Chair of the Professional Liability & Health Care Section of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Congratulations to Daniel Ferris who was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Professional Liability & Health Care Section of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. Dan handles matters involving class action, commercial disputes, corporate law, employment law, insurance, licensing, litigation, products liability, and professional liability defense.

July 31, 2017

Daniel Beyer obtains defense verdict in a lawsuit filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court

On July 7, 2017, Daniel Beyer obtained a defense verdict in a lawsuit filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court.

July 11, 2017

Value-Based Contracting: The Regulatory and Legal Risks for Providers

Patrick J. Haddad was a panelist on Value-Based Contracting:  The Regulatory and Legal Risks for Providers at the Willis Towers Watson 21st Annual Health Care Forum in Chicago on July 11, 2017.

November 7, 2016

Kerr Russell attorneys named 2017 Top Lawyers by dBusiness Magazine

Kerr Russell counts 11 attorneys among this year’s Top Lawyers as recognized by dBusiness magazine. The 2017 Top Lawyers were selected based on a peer review survey of 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties. Attorneys are asked to nominate lawyers among 48 legal specialties.

November 1, 2016

Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Kerr Russell attorneys have been named SuperLawyers for 2016, two have been named to the Michigan Top 100 and four have been named as Rising Stars.