for 40+ Years
For 40 years, I have been representing truckdrivers, warehouse workers, carpenters, electricians, millwrights, plumbers, machinists (IAM), laborers, glaziers, pipefitters and many other tradesmen for injuries on the job. I represent many union members, from the Teamsters (locals 51, 243, 247, 299, 337 614), Pipefitters Local 636, Millwrights 1102, Carpenters, Plumbers 98, IBEW 58.
I have won cases for employees of Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Yellow Freight (YRC), USF Holland, Conti Electric, Allied, Cassens Transport, Jack Cooper, Sysco, and dozens of other companies big and small. I have won cases which made new law for injured workers: Viele v DCMA, 211 Mich App 458 (1995).Employer, Insurance Company And Doctor Fraud In Workers Compensation Cases
I was the FIRST lawyer in the United States to use the federal RICO law to sue corporations, insurance companies and their so-called “independent medical examiner” doctors for fraudulent denial of workers compensation benefits. See Brown v Cassens, 675 F3d. 946 (6th Circuit US Court of Appeals, 2012) and Jackson v Sedgwick Claims Management, 699 F3d 466 (2012). I fought the Brown case to the US Supreme Court - three times - and won. (RICO is the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act.) I have sued major employers (such as UPS), major insurance companies (such as Liberty Mutual), and their claims adjusting companies (such as Sedgwick and Crawford) and their doctors of conspiring to fraudulently deny workers compensation benefits to injured workers. I am looking to bring similar RICO suits on behalf of Wal-Mart workers who’ve been fired for claiming workers compensation benefits.