THOMAS W. WERNER is a shareholder in the firm’s Defense and Insurance Coverage Practice Group. He is an experienced litigator who has defended attorneys, social workers and other professionals in malpractice actions, defended staffing agencies, schools, and other employers against discrimination, whistleblower, wage and hour claims and claims involving non-competition and trade secret misappropriation, defended the designs of architects and engineers, and defended Adult Foster Care and nursing homes in personal injury actions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Werner spent seven years handling commercial litigation and product liability actions throughout the country within the automotive industry.
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. Mr. Werner is also 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 state 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 has been named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers®.
Mr. Werner also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Michigan Youth Arts, an organization providing opportunities to youths across the state to participate in choral, instrumental, visual, film, dance and written arts.
Civil Litigation, including defense of:
- Trade secret misappropriation litigation
- Professional malpractice 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
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
OAKLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
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