Jeff Feikens


Detroit, MI





Mr. Feikens joined Ottenwess Law as a Partner in August 2021, and has been in practice since 1989 with a focus in general civil trial practice in the state and federal courts of Michigan. This includes the defense of professional negligence claims, general healthcare defense claims, defense of construction/work accident claims, insurance indemnity claims, and managed care insurance priority disputes. He has represented physicians, hospitals, lawyers, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies, as well as individuals and small companies. He also has an active appellate practice.

Mr. Feikens has successfully tried medical malpractice and insurance indemnity claims in various counties in metropolitan Detroit. His appellate practice has included cases, both published and unpublished, involving medical malpractice, statutes of limitations, hospital agency claims, claims of hospital ordinary negligence, indemnification, notices of intent, upholding defense verdicts and other summary disposition issues.

Mr. Feikens is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as executive editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He received his bachelors of arts from Calvin College.

Recent Notable Accomplishments

  • Jury Verdict in favor of Defendant water company against Plaintiff insurance company in property loss claim.
  • Published Court of Appeals decision case reversing trial court’s denial of Plaintiff’s claim hospital had control over independent physician

Community Involvement

  • President, Board of Directors, Christian Reformed Church Loan Fund  

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense and other professional negligence claims
  • Defense of construction/work accident claims
  • Defense of product liability claims
  • Insurance Indemnity
  • Managed Care Insurance priority
  • General corporate, commercial, business litigation
  • Appellate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • B.A. French, Honors in History - 1986

Honors and Awards

  • BV® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Past District H Character and Fitness Committee Member(Wayne County)