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Jim Dworman, President of the Firm, concentrates his practice on commercial and real estate litigation (including landlord/tenant and collections), appeals, business and entertainment law. He formerly was law clerk to the Honorable William R. Beasley of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Representative Matters

  • Successful defense in jury trial of real estate fraud.
  • Successful defense in jury trial of fraudulent loan and investment claims.
  • Successful prosecution in jury trial of sale of industrial tooling/defense of breach of contract and warranty claims.
  • Numerous successful prosecutions of toolmaker and mold builder lien cases.
  • Represent landlords of thousands of rental properties (residential, commercial and industrial).
  • Represent numerous local and national sports radio and television personalities.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation in the following editions: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Real Estate in the 2024 edition.
  • Named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media (2018-2023) in the following areas: Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law and Commercial Litigation.
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, American Lawyer Media.
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. For over 100 years, Martindale Hubbell has published peer review ratings for attorneys.  An AV rating is a combination of the Legal Ability Rating (“A” from very high to preeminent) and the General Ethical Standards Rating (“V” very high)
  • Listed as one of the “Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine
  • Received the Pillars of Excellence Award from the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation at the 33rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction.

Community & Social Activities

  • Official, High School Basketball and Football
  • Law Columnist, Referee, an international sports officiating magazine