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Daniel P. Makarski 
Senior Partner
Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Phone: (248) 851-9500, Ext. 2101
Direct Phone: (248) 539-2870
Fax: (248) 251-1801


As part of his successful practice of the law for more than thirty years, Daniel Makarski has earned a state wide reputation in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is routinely appointed as an arbitrator, case evaluator, facilitator, and mediator in a variety of cases involving personal injuries and medical malpractice, as well as property and business disputes. 


Mr. Makarski’s stature in the Alternative Dispute Resolution field has been recognized both state-wide and locally. He has been awarded the prestigious Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. He has also received the Civility Award from the Macomb County Bar Association and has maintained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV” for over 25 years. Additionally, Mr. Makarski has been named by dbusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer from 2010-2014, 2016, and 2017. Mr. Makarski was listed in Best Lawyers in America© for 2018 in Troy, Michigan, in the Litigation-Insurance category.

Daniel Makarski received his Juris Doctor Degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1972. He received a Master of Education Degree from Wayne State College of Education in 1971 and a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree from Wayne State University Monteith College in 1968.

In 1972 Mr. Makarski was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and was also admitted to practice before both the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Makarski is a member of the following associations:


·    State Bar of Michigan

·    American Arbitration Association

·    Macomb County Bar Association

·    St. Clair County Bar Association

·    Advocates Bar Association





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