DAVID M. SAPERSTEIN is a shareholder of the firm who concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability defense and appellate law, primarily defending attorneys, registered representatives and broker-dealers, insurance agents, accountants, and real estate agents. He joined Maddin Hauser in July 2001, and is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Ohio and California.
Mr. Saperstein graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993, and the University of California, Berkeley with high honors in 1989. He clerked for the late Michigan Court of Appeals Chief Judge Pro Tem Myron H. Wahls.
Mr. Saperstein has been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Professional Ethics Committee. He has served as an officer of B’nai Israel Synagogue of West Bloomfield, Chair of the Race Judicata Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association, and other community organizations. Mr. Saperstein has been named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine and Runner of the Week by the Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Saperstein is an avid writer whose work has been recognized in several publications and presented at conferences. His story about trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon, Ever Feel Like the Butter’s Sliding Off Your Biscuit?, was published and illustrated in the London-based magazine Like the Wind. Mr. Saperstein has presented his original bibliodrama, Milcah and Iscah: A Reunion of Sisters at various venues, including Limmud New York and Limmud Michigan, conferences of Jewish learning. In 2019, Mr. Saperstein’s original poem Our, which comments on theology through the prism of the Jewish High Holiday prayer Avinu Malkeinu ("Our father, our king"), was included in Voices 13, the latest anthology of work collected by Faye Menczer Ascher.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1993
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, Berkeley, California, B.A. with high honors, 1989
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
- Professional Ethics Committee
STATE BAR OF OHIO
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA
MICHIGAN DEFENSE TRIAL COUNSEL
Publications and Presentations
Invited to speak about FINRA Arbitrations for Henry Gornbein’s televised series, “Practical Law”
“Attorney Judgment Rule from A to Z,” 33 Michigan Defense Quarterly, No. 2, p. 18 (2016)
"Why There are No Common-Law Exceptions to a Municipality's Governmental Immunity: A Municipal Perspective," Public Corporation Law Quarterly, Spring 2001
No. 9, p. 1, and "The Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, and The Intentional Tort Exception to Governmental Immunity: Why Sudul v Hamtramck was Wrongly Decided," 16 Michigan Defense Quarterly, No. 2, p. 7 (2000)
Mr. Saperstein has given numerous presentations, including Innovative Approaches to Economic Damages and Developments in FINRA Arbitrations, that were approved for CLE credit in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.