Amusement and Leisure

The Amusement and Leisure Practice Group is committed to the aggressive defense of claims in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Secrest Wardle was established over a century ago and has become a leader in entertainment law by defending theme parks, music theaters, ski resorts, family entertainment centers, skating rinks, carnivals/fairs, golf courses, race tracks and fitness clubs, among others. Our attorneys are committed to obtaining the best results for our clients and have an extensive record of litigation victories. In fact, many of our litigation successes have shaped Michigan law.

 Secrest Wardle attorneys are members of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA), a non-profit association of lawyers and other professionals who are actively engaged in representing the interests of the amusement and leisure industries. In addition, our attorneys are members of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), an organization serving its membership by promoting safe operations, global development, professional growth and commercial success of the amusement parks and attractions industry. IAAPA connects Secrest Wardle attorneys to a worldwide network of professionals regularly conducting business in the industry.

Our Amusement and Leisure Practice Group is pleased to assist you with your entertainment coverage and litigation needs.


Group Chair
  David, Javon R.
  Grimske, Justin A.
  Shkreli, Paul

Group Members
Azoni, Thomas J.
Senior Partner

Edmonds, Nathan J.
Senior Partner

Masters, Mark F.
Senior Partner

Truex, Bruce A.
Senior Partner

Anstess, Lisa Sabon
Executive Partner

Mitchell, John G.
Executive Partner

Joyce, Kellie C.

Townsend, Renee T.

Brainer, Julie A.
Of Counsel

Recent Publications
Michigan Court of Appeals Considers Parent’s Failure to Supervise and Declares Open and Obvious Does Not Apply to Children Under 7-Years Old
Amusement and Leisure 07/12/2018

Hitting the Slopes: COA Allows Plaintiff to Amend Complaint to Add Proprietary Function Exemption and Avoid Summary Disposition in Skiing Accident Case
Amusement and Leisure 06/08/2018

Tee’d Up: Michigan Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Whether Golf Cart Accident is Inherent Risk for Co-Participants in a Round of Golf
Attractions 05/01/2018

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