Ottenwess Law is proud to announce that Founding Partner David Ottenwess has been named as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” for 2022.
Those selected as Leaders in the Law are lawyers who are setting the standard for other attorneys. David has certainly been a leader in medical malpractice defense as well as healthcare litigation and executive employment matters. David has been practicing law for more than 35 years and has handled in excess of 600 medical malpractice cases and, as lead counsel, has tried more than 50 cases to jury verdict. David has successfully tried cases before juries in Federal and State Court on matters involving medical malpractice, contract disputes, Federal and State Polygraph Protection Acts, employment discrimination (Title VII), industrial accident and trade mark infringement.
Including his litigation duties, David has served as a case evaluator over the past several years in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties. He has acted as a facilitator in contract disputes and has also acted as an arbitrator in civil personal injury matters. In 2011, David was appointed by a federal judge to serve as a Special Master in the decades-long litigation involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department litigation.
David’s other honors in the legal profession include being inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, awarded the AV® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, the highest rating for legal ability and general ethical standards; named one of The Best Lawyers in America®; selected as one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers® since 2007; selected as a Michigan Go To Lawyer in Medical Malpractice; Michigan Leading Lawyer in Professional Malpractice Defense and Commercial Litigation, and Top 100 Business Lawyers.
David has also successfully handled appeals in both State and Federal Courts capped by his defense of a Michigan Hospital and CEO in a complex matter involving issues of labor law and RICO Act violations. This litigation was eventually taken to the United States Supreme Court which ultimately vacated an unfavorable decision against his client by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Click here to check out David’s Leaders in the Law Questionnaire.