The firm's national litigation practice has obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements over the last several years in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, Kentucky, Washington, New Jersey, Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. Our practice is an eclectic mix of plaintiff-centered clients and cases. The firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubble – the highest rating a firm can receive for skill and integrity as determined by peers and judges.
We have been providing estate planning to Michigan residents since 2000. We've serviced over 20,000 clients at our 15 different locations. The firm's litigation department is nationally recognized, having won many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements across the country.
Mr. Shea partnered with former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to hold University of Michigan accountable for the sexual abuse of its students and student-athletes at the hands of its athletic team physician, Dr. Robert Anderson, resulting in a $470 million settlement on behalf of the survivors.
Mr. Shea was appointed lead counsel in a major federal court class action against Michigan counties seeking compensation on behalf of residents who have suffered millions of dollars in losses from the unconstitutional taking of their property through unauthorized tax foreclosures (as held by the Michigan Supreme Court). Thus far, Mr. Shea has secured $40 million in settlement proceeds from Oakland County. The firm continues its fight against Wayne County.
Mr. Shea was appointed to the discovery committee by co-lead counsel in the City of Flint Water Crisis Class Action. A $626 million dollar settlement was approved by a federal judge.
“The eclectic law practice of David Shea and his Southfield firm drew the spotlight several times in recent months — from successful defense work for Hantz Financial Services Inc. to representing Flint residents in that city’s ongoing water crisis.”
- Crain’s Detroit Business - 2016
We've been doing "tele-law" before it was a thing. We are more than prepared to service you over video conferencing and phone.
Online Estate Planning:
Since 2016, we've been offering clients the opportunity to draft their estate plan online in collaboration with a Shea Law attorney.
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We have 15 physical locations throughout upper and lower Michigan and are primarily headquartered in Southfield.
We are also a pioneer in online estate planning and are one of the few estate planning firms in the country that can offer an entirely remote, online experience.