THOMAS W. WERNER is a shareholder who joined the firm’s Defense and Insurance Coverage Practice Group in November 2011.  In 2004, Mr. Werner graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor to the Federal Communications Law Journal. He also served as clerk to the City of Bloomington legal department, where he aided in municipal litigation before multiple courts, including the Indiana Supreme Court.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Werner concentrated his practice on commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and defense of product liability actions throughout the country. He is a published author and has made several professional presentations, including seminars teaching clients how to properly communicate and draft contracts in order to avoid litigation.
Mr. Werner is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Michigan, and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Northern District of Indiana. He was named a 2011 Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. In June, 2015, Mr. Werner was elected for a three year term to the Board of Directors for the Michigan Youth Arts, an organization that provides opportunities to youths across the state to participate in choral, instrumental, visual, film, dance and written arts.
Specialization Areas
Civil Litigation, including defense of:
  • Professional malpractice litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Product liability litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – Bloomington, Juris Doctor, with honors, 2004

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, B.S. in Political Science and Creative Writing, with honors, 1999
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A Round “PEG” for a Round Hole: Advocating for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Public Access Channel Restrictions, 56 Fed. Comm. L.J. 239 (2003)

Getting the Guerilla of PEG’s Back: In Search of a Narrow Definition of Noncommercial for Public Access Programming, J. Mun. Telecom. Policy, Summer, 2004, at 26

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