Bachelor of Arts, Albion College, 1976, cum laude.
Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1979.
Associate, Kerr, Russell and Weber, 1979 - 1986
Partner and Member, Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC 1987 - Present
Licensed to practice in Michigan, 1979
Licensed to practice in Ohio, 1998
Case Evaluator, Wayne County Circuit Court
Case Evaluator, Oakland County Circuit Court
Certified Mediator, 2001
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Ohio State Bar Association
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Negligence Committee, Chairman 1996-1997
Membership Advisory Council, 1997
Medical Legal Committee, Chairman 2004-2005
Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Negligence, Real Estate and Health Care Law sections of Michigan Bar
Michigan Land Title Association – Member 2011
Rated AV by American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates - 2013
Medical Malpractice, Real Estate litigation and title insurance claims,
Health Care Provider Licensing, Commercial Litigation, Motor Vehicle
Liability Law, Employment Law
City of Birmingham Board of Canvassers, 2003-2013
City of Birmingham Hearing Officer, 2006-2010
City of Birmingham Presidents’ Council of Neighborhood Associations, member and President, 2008 - 2012
Birmingham Estates Homeowners Association, Board Member 20003-2004; President 2004-2012
"When Does a Wrongful Death Claim Die of Old Age?" Michigan Medicine, February 1985.
"The Significance of Charting in the Defense of Dentists," Journal of the Michigan Dental Association, February 1987.
“Medical Malpractice Reform - One Year Later,” Oakland County Bar Association publication Laches, No. 354, July 1995
“The Use of Learned Treatises under Michigan Rule of Evidence 707,” Oakland County Bar Association publication Laches, March 1998 (co-author)
"A Trial Lawyer's Perspective on Presenting the Litigated Real Property Case" Michigan Real Property Review, Spring 2013.
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
Speaker of Michigan State Medical Society program "Starting Your Practice," 1990 and 1992.
Moderator, Oakland County Bar Association Negligence Committee presentation on Medical Malpractice Reform - April 1994
Speaker, National Business Institute seminar on Medical Malpractice Reform Statute, 1994
Speaker at Medical Malpractice Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute, 1995, 2001, 2002
Who’s Who in American Law, listed starting in 1998
Presenter, Annapolis Hospital Risk Management Symposium, February 2004
Presenter, Oakland County Bar Association State of the Law Day, October 29, 2004
Presenter, Special Focus Group Radiological Society of North America Conference, Pros and Cons of Expert Testimony, November 29, 2004, Chicago, IL
Presenter, Michigan State Medical Society Risk Management Seminar, Troy, Michigan, March 23, 2005;
Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 5, 2006.
Presenter, Residential Property Tax Appeals, City of Birmingham, 2007 to 2010 (annual presentations).
“Malpractice in the Real World” presentation to Wayne State University School of Physical Therapy, April 9, 2010.
Webinar Presenter, “Avoiding Medical Malpractice-Basics for Doctors," Exec Sense, Inc. August 20, 2010.