When cases reach the appellate level, we see it as an opportunity to promote our clients' interests at a more profound level. Our Appellate Practice Group has the expertise necessary to shape laws in ways that can benefit entire industries and protect our clients for years to come.


Experts in the complicated and exacting field of appellate practice and procedure, the Appellate Practice Group handles all phases of appeals in all appellate courts. Areas in which our Appellate Practice Group attorneys have been lead counsel include:


  • Civil procedure
  • Civil rights
  • Commercial transactions
  • Contribution and indemnity
  • Employment law
  • Environmental law
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Land use and zoning
  • Legal malpractice
  • Liquor liability
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Medical malpractice
  • No-fault coverage
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Trademark infringement

Group Chair
  Broaddus, Drew W.

Group Members
Klingler, Sidney A.

Recent Publications
Secrest Wardle Partner Drew Broaddus Appointed to State Bar of Michigan Appellate Practice Section Council
In The News 11/15/2017

Nothing but the Proof: Court of Appeals reaches different results in applying Bahri
No-Fault Newsline 07/15/2016

Innocent Third Party Rule Is Abolished, Titan v Hyten Ins Co Applies to PIP Claims
No-Fault Newsline 06/15/2016

Michigan Supreme Court reverses Hodge v State Farm and holds that District vs. Circuit Court jurisdiction is to be determined by the pleadings alone
No-Fault Newsline 06/07/2016

"Rain, rain, go away": Puddle on retail store floor is open and obvious
Boundaries 05/31/2016

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Amusement and Leisure


Commercial and Business Law


Drug and Medical Device


Environmental and Toxic Tort

Family Law

General Negligence

Governmental Litigation

Insurance Coverage

Intellectual Property / Advertising Injury

Malpractice / Professional Liability

Motor Vehicle Litigation


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Property, Fire and Casualty

Real Estate

Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation



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