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 and individuals, utilizing a team approach.
News & Events
Sponsor of 2023 Transportation Conference
February 16, 2023
The Dean & Fulkerson Transportation Law Practice Group is pleased to be a sponsor of the Transportation Trial Lawyers Annual Conference held April 26-29, 2023, in San Diego, California. TLA’s conferences are well known for their educational excellence in the trucking industry.Full Read
D&F named in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” 2023
November 3, 2022
For the ninth year in a row, Dean & Fulkerson has been named to the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list, 2023 Edition.Full Read
Race Judicata 2022
September 28, 2022
We are pleased to once again be a Premier Sponsor of the 43rd Annual Oakland County Bar Association’s Race Judicata, a family-friendly 5K run and walk on Sunday, October 9, through Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills.Full Read
D&F Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2023
August 18, 2022
Dean & Fulkerson is pleased to announce that 4 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©: Bob Cleary, Jim Dworman, Curt Mistele and Jim O'Brien.Full Read
D&F Super Lawyers 2022
August 12, 2022
Congratulations to Dean & Fulkerson shareholder James O'Brien for selection in the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers® list for Environmental Law.Full Read