Commercial and General Litigation

When results matter.

There is no second place in litigation. Clients from Fortune 100 corporations to family businesses and individuals have turned to our award-winning litigators to handle their most important cases and solve their most difficult problems.

Professional sports franchises, prominent political figures, major banks, governments, auto manufacturers and suppliers, family businesses, and many others have relied on our attorneys to get results and achieve their goals.

In the last year alone, our attorneys have:

  • Overturned a $21 million jury verdict by the Court of Appeals and had that decision upheld by the Michigan Supreme Court;
  • Won a $6 million verdict in favor of a corporate client against the State of Michigan Department of Treasury, reversing improper business tax assessments;
  • Successfully defended and resolved class action basement flooding matters involving thousands of potential plaintiffs;
  • Achieved summary disposition on all major claims of a Greek distributor of our client’s products (including claims for fraud and claims based on Greek law), and successfully defended the win on appeal; and
  • Successfully defended dozens of quiet title actions and challenges to the County’s tax foreclosure process.

Aggressive yet pragmatic, our lawyers have a particular focus on finance, fraud, and fiduciary issues; municipal and election law and policy; health care; franchise, supplier, and distribution issues; appeals; class action suits; and contract and general commercial disputes.

The firm’s Founding Partner, David Ottenwess, specializes in professional liability claims, healthcare, contracts, labor and employment, constitutional and election law litigation matters and has more than fifty jury verdicts worth of experience. Stephanie Ottenwess litigates healthcare issues and is an experienced appellate practitioner. John Monnich, Sr. has more than one hundred trials worth of experience, focusing his practice in the areas of insurance law and healthcare defense.