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DEAN & FULKERSON

Dean & Fulkerson is a business law firm located in Troy, Michigan. It was formed in 1988 through the merger of two established law firms to serve the business, professional and personal needs of its clients.

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WHY CLIENTS TRUST US

EXPERIENCE

Dean & Fulkerson is a unique law firm in that a majority of our attorneys have many years of both legal experience and, as firm shareholders, business ownership experience. This combination of legal and business expertise is invaluable to our clients who not only receive expert legal advice but business counseling as well. At Dean & Fulkerson, you will always have an experienced partner working on your matter, from start to finish. Your legal services needs will not be assigned to inexperienced, unsupervised associates, who generally have a higher learning curve and require supervision and training. This means that your matter is handled quickly, efficiently and economically.

VALUE

Dean & Fulkerson’s billing rates are very competitive compared to other firms in the Detroit metropolitan area. Our depth of experience also enhances the value of our services because we can quickly identify and resolve legal problems. We also work with our clients to ensure that the legal effort expended is justified by the anticipated value to the client.

LOCAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CLIENTELE

We have experience representing local, privately-held companies as well as large, U.S.-based multinational companies. We also represent the U.S. subsidiaries of European and Asian-based companies headquartered in Spain, Germany, Austria, Japan, and Taiwan. We also have significant expertise in cross-border issues involving transportation companies doing business in the U.S. and Canada.

OUTSTANDING REPUTATION

Our firm has a stellar reputation within the community, the courts, and with its clients. A number of our attorneys have been recognized by peer rating organizations such as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Leading Lawyers. Our firm has also been recognized by Best Law Firms.

Our Practice

Dean & Fulkerson is a full-service law firm providing personalized services and solutions to businesses, municipalities, schools and individuals.

News & Events

Court holds Acuity Insurance not responsible to defend or indemnify opiate supplier

February 13, 2019

Karen Ludden, Chair of Dean & Fulkerson’s Insurance Coverage and Defense Practice Group was successful in acquiring summary judgment in favor of Acuity Insurance, finding no duty to defend or indemnify its insured, an opiate supplier in the National Prescription Opiate (NPO) Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in that litigation. Over $100 […]

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Michigan’s New Paid Medical Leave Act

January 21, 2019

Michigan’s outgoing governor last month signed into law the Paid Medical Leave Act. The new law, which will go into effect on March 21, 2019, requires employers with 50 or more individuals to grant paid medical leave to eligible employees. The term “eligible employee” does not include employees classified as […]

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Sarah Brutman voted in as partner

January 1, 2019

Congratulations to Sarah J. Brutman who has been voted in as a Partner/Shareholder at Dean & Fulkerson. As a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Defense Group, she concentrates her practice on representing insurance carriers in complex first and third-party coverage matters. Sarah also represents commercial insureds in general […]

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