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Phi Alpha Delta. Member, National Moot Court Team. PRESENTATIONS: "Legal Implications of Medical Record Documentation," Two Legal Issues Symposia, St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, August, 1984; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit," Legal Issues Symposium, St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, October, 1984; "Medical Malpractice Issues for the Home Care Provider," Visiting Nurses Association, Southfield, Michigan, November, 1984; "Diagnosing the Plaintiff; How to Lessen the Likelihood of Medical Malpractice Litigation," Legal Issues Symposium, St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, March, 1985; "Preparing for the Discovery Deposition," Wayne State University, Department of Physical Medicine and…
Phi Alpha Delta. Member, National Moot Court Team. PRESENTATIONS: "Legal Implications of Medical Record Documentation," Two Legal Issues Symposia, St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, August, 1984; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit," Legal Issues Symposium, St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, October, 1984; "Medical Malpractice Issues for the Home Care Provider," Visiting Nurses Association, Southfield, Michigan, November, 1984; "Diagnosing the Plaintiff; How to Lessen the Likelihood of Medical Malpractice Litigation," Legal Issues Symposium, St. John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, March, 1985; "Preparing for the Discovery Deposition," Wayne State University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Detroit, Michigan, September, 1985; "Medical Legal Issues for Nursing," Madison Community Hospital, Madison Heights, Michigan, May, 1987; "Medical Malpractice Litigation; The Crisis and Tort Reform," Mercy College Hospital Administration Master's Level Class, Hospital Policy and Regulation, Detroit, Michigan, November, 1987; "Living Wills and the Right to Die - A Patient's Right to Self Determination," North Detroit General Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, April, 1988; "Minimizing Legal Exposure in Nursing Home Liability Cases," Southfield, Michigan, May, 1988 and in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 1988; "Legal Considerations in the Interview Process; Legal Responsibilities Regarding Retention of Staff, and Legal Implications of Medical Record Documentation," Community Centre Group, Grand Haven, Michigan, August, 1988; "Legal Aspects of Respiratory Care Practitioners' Medical Record Documentation," Michigan Society for Respiratory Care at the Annual Northern Michigan Seminar, Traverse City, Michigan, September, 1989; "Litigation: The Hard Facts," Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons on the MAOPS 91st Annual Post-Graduate Conference and Three Scientific Seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April, 1990; "Medical Records Documentation," Medical Staff assembly at Doctors' Hospital, Jackson, Michigan, October, 1990; "Medical Records Documentation," Hayes Green Beach Hospital, Charlotte, Michigan, October, 1990; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit; Tort Reform in Michigan; Medical Records Documentation," Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 1991; "Advanced Directives: Develop a Plan to Minimize Liability," Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons on the MAOPS 93rd Annual Post-Graduate Conference and Scientific Seminar, Dearborn, Michigan, May 1992; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit; Tort Reform - 1993," Surgery Grand Rounds, MSU-KCMS, Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, September, 1993; "Tort Reform On the Horizon Panel Discussion," 58th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 1993; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit; Tort Reform, 1993; Medical Records Documentation," St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 1993; "Medical Records Documentation," Surgery Grand Rounds, MSU-KCMS, Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, November, 1993; "Medical Records Documentation," Reed City Hospital, Reed City, Michigan, February, 1994; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit; Tort Reform - 1994," MSU-KCMS, Bronson Methodist Hospital's Gilmore Educational Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, March, 1994; "Strategies for Successfully Negotiating Medical Malpractice Claims," Physicians Insurance Company of Michigan (PICOM), Okemos, Michigan, April, 1994; "Medical Records Documentation," St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September, 1994; "Medical Records Documentation," Scientific Session, MSU-KCMS, Borgess Medical Center's Lawrence Educational Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October, 1994; "Medical Litigation in Michigan: Emerging Concepts for the Nineteen Nineties," MSU-KCMS Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Bronson Methodist Hospital's Gilmore Educational Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, February, 1995; "Charting Issues for Anesthesiology," St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March, 1995; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit," Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May, 1995; "Charting Issues for Orthopedics; Tort Reform, 1995," Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Blodgett Memorial Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 1995; "Risk Management Issues For Family Practitioners," St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, December, 1995; "Minimizing Legal Exposure in Medical Office Practice," Mecosta County Memorial Hospital, Big Rapids, Michigan, March, 1997; "Defending the Dental Malpractice Case," Kalamazoo Area Dentists, Plainwell, Michigan, June, 1997; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit," Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists at Annual Meeting, Traverse City, Michigan, October, 1997; "Medical Legal Issues for Physician's Assistant," Grand Valley State University Physician's Assistant, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November, 1997; "Risk Management Overview for Dentists: Informed Consent, Tort Reform and Risk Management Issues from a Litigator's Perspective," The Medical Four Protective Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 1998; "Medical Malpractice Tort Reform, Michigan 15 Years Later," Rotary Club of Grand Rapids East, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November, 1998; "Medical-Legal Issues for Physician's Assistants," Grand Valley State University Physician's Assistant, Grand Rapids, Michigan, December, 1998; "Liability Loss Exposures and Insurance Coverage: Distinguishing Claims," Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management on the 21st Annual MSHRM Conference, Traverse City, Michigan, May, 2000; "Medical Malpractice Litigation in Michigan, Emerging Issues in the New Millennium," Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March, 2001; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit," Forum in Kalamazoo, Michigan, October, 2003; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit, Tort Reform Legislation and Medical Record Documentation," Metropolitan Hospital, Forum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, December, 2003; "Medical Malpractice Litigation," Fifth Annual Emergency Medicine Risk Management Symposium for MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October, 2004; "Let's Talk: Communicating the Good, the Bad and the Apology," Risk Management Seminar, ProAssurance for ER Physicians, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 2005; "Let's Talk: Communicating the Good, the Bad, and the Apology," Emergency Medicine Specialists, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 2005; "Let's Talk: Communicating the Good, the Bad, and the Apology," Traverse City, Michigan, July, 2005; "Improving Communication Skills to Reduce Malpractice Risk," Kalamazoo, Michigan, July, 2005; "Legal Aspects of Conscious/Procedural Sedation," Sixth Annual Emergency Medicine Risk Management Symposium for MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October, 2005; "Smooth Sailing: Navigating the Rough Waters of Modern Day Practice," Risk Management Seminar with the aid of Pro-Assurance, Kalamazoo, Michigan, August, 2006; "Smooth Sailing: Navigating the Rough Waters of Modern Day Practice," Risk Management Seminar, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September, 2006; "Smooth Sailing: Navigating the Rough Waters of Modern Day Practice," Risk Management Seminar by means of Pro-Assurance, Kalamazoo, Michigan, November, 2006; "Medical-Legal Issues for Physicians' Assistants," PA students at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, December, 2006; "And You Think You've Had a Bad Day: Challenging Problems & Difficult Defenses," Emergency Medicine Physicians in Grand Rapids, Michigan, May, 2007; "Tort Reform and Medical Malpractice Litigation," provided to Law Students and Medical Students at a seminar for the Medical- Legal Society at Michigan State University College of Law, in East Lansing, Michigan, October, 2007; "And You Think You've Had a Bad Day: Challenging Problems & Difficult Defenses," offered to physicians at 3 Pro-Assurance seminars in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Michigan, September, October and November, 2007; "A Tiger in Your Corner Understanding Medical Liability and Malpractice Protection," participant in panel dialogue for the Medical Group Management Association's annual Fall Conference, with panel representatives from Pro-Assurance, American Physicians Assurance Corporation, MHA Insurance and The Medical Protective Company, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, September, 2007; "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit, Tort Reform Legislation and Medical Record Documentation," offered to Kalamazoo Emergency 5 Associates' emergency physicians and exercise managers at a discussion board in Kalamazoo, Michigan, October, 2008; "Medical Malpractice Litigation," Grand Valley State University Physician's Assistant college students in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2008; "Medical Malpractice 2008 - Trends Effecting Careers in Medical Malpractice Litigation," offered to Law Students and Medical Students at a seminar for The Medical-Legal Society at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan, November, 2008; "Medical-Legal Issues for Paramedics and Emergency Medicine Nurses," offered to paramedics and emergency medicinal drug nurses on the West Michigan Air Care Fall Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan, October, 2009; "Emerging Trends - Loss Prevention For Today & The Future," offered to twenty-five attending ER and resident physicians at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2009; "Medical Malpractice Litigation," presented to Grand Valley State University Physician's Assistant college students in Grand Rapids, Michigan, November, 2009; "What's at the Horizon for Michigan Medical Malpractice?" player/panel member in symposium for the Michigan State University College of Law, Journal of Medicine & Law, East Lansing, Michigan, February, 2010; "Judicial Politics: How the Fall Elections will Determine the Fate of Tort Reform in Michigan," offered to Medical Group Management Association in Kalamazoo, Michigan, September, 2010; "Professional Liability and Defensive Medicine," participant in panel discussion at conference entitled "Sustaining the Business of Health Care in America," Kalamazoo, Michigan, September, 2010; "Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association 2010 Education Day," conducted mock deposition for professional medical workforce, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, October, 2010; "2010 Medical Malpractice Update and the Fate of Tort Reform," presented to scientific office practice managers and physicians, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 2010. "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Suit and Medical Record Documentation", with Vanessa McCamant and Christopher Ryan, offered to physicians and different carriers at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May, 2011; "Navigating Risks of Organized Systems of Care - An Uncharted Environment", Panelist in presentation to physicians and allied fitness specialists, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2011; "Turning Points: Tough Decisions in Loss Prevention", with Mark Hakim of ProAssurance, offered to emergency medication attending physicians and residents at Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2011; "The EHR Program - Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy inside the Defense of Your Malpractice Case", presented to physicians and practice managers, Traverse City, Michigan, May, 2012. PUBLICATIONS: Author: "The Tort Reform Act - Step inside the Right Direction? Yes!" Michigan Bar Journal, March 1987; "Health Care Arbitration in Michigan - An Effective Method of Alternative Dispute Resolution," Michigan Bar Journal, November, 1993; Reprinted, The Legal Advertiser, December sixteen, 1993; Westlaw database Journals & Law Reviews. Served Judge, Moot Court Research, Writing & Advocacy, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1998-2004; "Your Malpractice Risk When Your Hospitalized Patient Has a 'Never Event'," Medscape from WebMD, Business of Medicine, February, 2010; Symposium Transcript: "What's On the Horizon for Michigan Medical Malpractice?" Michigan State University College of Law, Volume XIV, Issue II, p. 477, Spring, 2010; "Professional Liability and Defensive Medicine," Health Care Crisis and Hope, p. ninety six, 2010. Listed, Michigan Super Lawyers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 - Medical Malpractice Defense.
Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC

Practise Areas

Law Firm Position

Founding Partner lawyer

Admission Info

Admitted in 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
1989, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
1981, Michigan

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Free consulting carrier
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Start at the Faculty of Law
Detroit College of Law

Class of 1981
J.D.
Honors: National Moot Court Competition, Book Award - Torts, Books Award - Criminal Law

University Attended

Michigan State University
Class of 1977
B.S.
cum laude

Birth Date and City

Born in 1954
Lakewood, Ohio, February 22, 1954

Associations & Memberships
American Board of Trial Advocates
Grand Rapids and American Bar Associations
State Bar of Michigan
Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Michigan Health Care Institute
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Defense Research Institute of America
Michigan Society of Hospital Attorneys
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (Dive master Certificate).
Bar Fellowship
State Bar of Michigan.
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Cambridge Center38777 Six Mile Road, Suite 300
Livonia, MI  48152
U.S.A.
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Cambridge Center38777 Six Mile Road, Suite three hundred
Livonia, MI  48152
U.S.A.


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