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Kerr Russell’s medical malpractice group has extensive experience defending physicians and other health care providers.

For decades, Kerr Russell has been at the forefront of the defense of physicians and other health care providers in professional liability matters. We understand the nuances of this complex practice area and are adept at navigating all aspects of these cases, including the complicated area of birth trauma claims.

Whether you are a new physician facing the uncertainties of a first claim, or an experienced professional with a sophisticated understanding of malpractice litigation, our professionals will walk with you through the process; keep you informed on the progress of your matter; and provide you with knowledgeable, experienced, solid legal advice to guide you toward resolution. Our lawyers have significant trial experience and are recognized for their excellence in advocacy by peers and professional organizations, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Kerr Russell also has extensive experience in medical malpractice appellate matters.  We prepare amicus briefings on behalf of the Michigan State Medical Society and handle appeals at the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and federal appellate level.

Our full-service medical malpractice focus includes:

  • Evaluation and assessment during Notice of Intent period
  • Litigation of contested claims
  • Post-trial and appellate practice
  • Licensure investigations
  • HIPAA and requests for medical records
  • Medical staff matters

We successfully represent a variety of health care professionals including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Groups
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Radiologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Assistants

Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Rachel Hanson-Hervey

Associate

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

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Richard V. Stokan

Member

Richard’s practice focuses on civil rights, municipal law, medical and hospital liability, and general...

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Paul M. Indyk

Associate

Paul focuses his practice primarily on medical and professional liability defense. He also represents...

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Kevin A. McQuillan

Associate

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

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Lauri B. Stewart

Member

Lauri focuses her practice on representing municipalities, as well as malpractice defense for healthcare...

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James E. Tamm

Member

Jim focuses his practice in the defense of health care professionals and facilities in...

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Daniel G. Beyer

Of Counsel

Dan Beyer is a seasoned trial attorney with nearly 40 years of experience, having...

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Catherine Edwards

Member

Catherine Bonczak Edwards concentrates her practice on defending healthcare professionals against malpractice claims and...

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Stephen D. McGraw

Of Counsel

Stephen D. McGraw is a Member of Kerr Russell and has served as a...

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Patricia C. Schabath

Member

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

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Cynthia A. Foxa

paralegal

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