I am the Founder and Principal of Ledermanlaw, PC. My main areas of practice are appellate practice and legal writing and other litigation assistance to other lawyers and the general public. For the last 30 years, I have represented corporations, nonprofits, and individuals in Michigan and Federal Sixth Circuit appeals and trial court cases. I have also provided legal writing services to other lawyers on their cases. I provide the determined and effective written and oral advocacy that you need to win. I do it write.
In those 30 years, many law firms, attorneys, and clients have depended on me to produce high quality, effective work under tight deadlines or in unfavorable situations, and I have delivered. I have worked in most civil and criminal areas, including complex commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, and intellectual property substantive law areas and difficult and uncertain procedural law areas.
I have written over 12 articles and a book contribution, including updates, on appellate practice and procedure and over 10 articles on commercial, constitutional, employment, and procedural law subjects. I am a Cooley Law School adjunct professor. I am a State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice Section Charter Member. I am a Co-Editor of the Michigan Appellate Practice Journal and a Publications Committee Member. I have remained a section member for 19 years.
I am also active in the Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section, the Solo and Small Firm Section, and the Business Law Section. Last year, I became a Jewish Bar Association of Michigan board member. For the past 8 years, I have been an Antitrust, Franchising, and Trade Regulation Section officer. For the past 3+ years, I have founded and led the section’s Franchise Practitioners Group.
I have spoken to other lawyers, people like you, and law students at State Bar section outreach and other events and several other settings.
I am married and the proud father of a daughter, who has graduated from Roeper School, and who has obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan. She will begin another graduate degree program at Vanderbilt University this fall. I have been four bright dogs’ human companion, including our current dog, a 1-year old English Shepherd pup.
When not working, I enjoy Frisbee, hiking, history, politics, movies, pro football, and Frisbee golf. My favorite weekly news program is Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN. My favorite movies (comedies) include Bananas, Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers, and The Blues Brothers. My favorite movies (dramas) include Judgement at Nuremburg, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Operation Thunderbolt, Saturday Night Fever, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Sophie’s Choice, The Battle of Algiers, and The Ten Commandments. My favorite movies (westerns) include High Plains Drifter, Pale Rider, Rio Bravo, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and 3:10 to Yuma. My favorite movies (other) include E-T, Lion King I, and Lion King II. My favorite TV shows include Ken Burns’ Civil War series, the PBS Frontline shows, Desperate Housewives, LA Law, and Mad Men.
I have always seen law as a service profession. Its reason for existence is to help people like you. I welcome the opportunity to serve you.