William C. Schaefer

Driggers Schultz & Herbst, P.C.

Mount Clemens, Michigan 48046


Attorneys Fees, Civil, Commercial, Contract, Environmental, Inheritance Disputes, Intellectual Property, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

I have been primarily practicing as a defense lawyer in the Detroit Metropolitan area for over 32 years. I have lectured at ICLE seminars on damage control from a defendant’s perspective and have participated as a guest speaker for the State Bar of Michigan and ADR membership meetings. I have been appointed as special mediator on numerous occasions and was appointed as the neutral arbitrator on the largest settled personal injury/death case in Wayne County history.

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Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1976
  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1972


  • Lecturer, Defense Strategies and Alternative Dispute Resolution,
  • Procedures and Strategies, ICL and Michigan State Bar Meetings

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Association
  • Metro Detroit 2010 Top Lawyer -- DBusiness Magazine, 2009
  • Listed as a Business Litigation Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Member
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Detroit Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Member
  • Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association, Defense Mediator, 1986
2600 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-649-6000
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