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.Learn More
WHY CLIENTS TRUST US
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.
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.
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.
Dean & Fulkerson is a full-service law firm providing personalized services and solutions to businesses, municipalities, schools and individuals.
News & Events
July 1, 2021
Karen Libertiny Ludden, chair of the Firm's Insurance Coverage and Defense Group, has been named a Leading Lawyer in Michigan for 2021-2022 by Leading Lawyers Magazine in the areas of Insurance/Insurance Coverage/Reinsurance, Plaintiff’s Defense, General, Product Liability Defense, and Transportation Defense.Full Read
June 23, 2021
The D&F Transportation Law Practice Group is pleased to be a sponsor of the Transportation Trial Lawyers Annual Conference held June 23-26, 2021 in Olympic Valley, California. TLA’s conferences are well known for their educational excellence in the trucking industry.Full Read
February 25, 2021
Dean & Fulkerson is pleased to announce that 4 lawyers have been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©: Bob Cleary, Jim Dworman, Janet Lanyon and Jim O'Brien.Full Read
February 16, 2021
In the last 3 years, PFAS investigation and remediation has been a major focus of state and federal environmental authorities. This article update covers a few of the significant developments of special importance to Michigan businesses and citizens.Full Read
February 15, 2021
Karen Libertiny Ludden, the firm's Insurance Practice Group Leader, has become a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who focus their practice on insurance coverage issues.Full Read
December 20, 2020
One of the few industries in this country that has expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic is the trucking industry. Home deliveries have increased exponentially, and these consumer habits are likely to stay. But what happens when the scientific evidence on transmission is ever changing, and even the best mitigation efforts are insufficient to guarantee that shipments don’t deliver COVID along with that freezer? What liability does the trucking industry face, and will insurers provide defense and indemnification for these types of losses?Full Read
September 17, 2020
In the first two months of 2020, the Covid virus rolled in like silently gathering storm clouds, subtle and menacing, but with no obvious effect on businesses. In March, however, its effect was sudden and severe; an unleashed hurricane that has relentlessly battered the service industry in particular.Full Read