Representing project owners, general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors, as well as the insurers who provide them with coverage, Secrest Wardle's Construction Practice Group has consistently delivered exceptional results in accident lawsuits. With an impressive record of case results and a thorough knowledge of the law, we have successfully defended clients at the trial court level, and have taken a lead role in shaping Michigan construction law at the appellate level.

Group Chair
  Mitchell, John G.
Executive Partner

Group Members
Azoni, Thomas J.
Senior Partner

Masters, Mark F.
Senior Partner

Bradley, James R.
Executive Partner

Cole, Justin L.

Grimske, Justin A.

Joyce, Kellie C.

Shailor, William D.

Weston, John L.

Siewert, Nicholas W.

Kreuger, Steven L.
Of Counsel

Recent Publications
Secrest Wardle Sponsors 27th Annual Grand Rapids Puddle Blue Goose Golf Outing
In The News 08/23/2017

Two Secrest Wardle Attorneys Have Received Best Lawyers™ 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” Awards
In The News 08/16/2017

Court of Appeals underscores that the Common Work Area doctrine is a limited exception, and the Plaintiff has burden of establishing each element
Blueprints 07/20/2015

James L. Bradley Elected as Council Member
Press Release 11/30/2012

Secrest Wardle's 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Press Release 09/26/2011

Litigation Successes
Construction Site Accident
Michael v Allegheny Design Management
Result Date: 02/07/2014

Premises Liability - Construction
Brian Litten v Barton Malow Company, et al
Result Date: 11/22/2011

Fire Subrogation
State Farm a/s/o Reyburn v Great Lakes Insulation, et al.
Result Date: 09/14/2009

Defects in Construction of a Home
Jetts v Stewart Construction
Result Date: 09/10/2008

Construction Liability
George Veness v D&T Construction
Result Date: 08/12/2008

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Motor Vehicle Litigation


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Property, Fire and Casualty

Real Estate

Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation