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Stanley A. Prokop

Of Counsel

  • Licensed Since: 1968
  • Joined Firm: 1970
150 West Jefferson, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48226
TEL: (313) 983-4816
FAX: (313) 983-4350
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), 2014 - 2019
  • Leading Lawyer in Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage, Michigan Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2018
  • Top Lawyer in Insurance Law, dbusiness Magazine, 2014 - 2018
  • Bronze Key for Scholarship -- University of Michigan
  • Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters - Received Designation, 1974
Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, J.D., 1968
  • University of Michigan, with Honors, B.B.A., 1965
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Michigan, 1968
Practice-Specific Experience

Stanley A. Prokop is an of counsel member in the firm’s Detroit office and a member of the Insurance Law Practice Group. His practice is focused exclusively on insurance law litigation and coverage issues, including property damage cases, declaratory judgment actions, subrogation matters, fidelity claims and errors and omissions matters.

Mr. Prokop has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, and he has published and lectured on a range of insurance issues.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented numerous insurance carriers in declaratory judgment actions involving a variety of property and liability coverages, including coverage for environmental exposures, multi state product liability and personal and advertising claims
  • Represented insurance carrier in coverage litigation involving peanut butter recall
  • Advised large insurance carrier of coverage issues in "Chinese drywall" cases
  • Represented property insurance carriers in large commercial and residential fire, explosion and water damage cases
  • Handled admiralty and marina cases involving significant liability and coverage issues
  • Served as a member of the management review panel of Michigan Basic Property Insurance Association
  • Successfully tried insurance coverage cases in all Michigan state and federal courts
  • Authored hundreds of coverage opinions offering guidance to insurance carriers presented with insurance coverage questions
  • Tried health and accident cases both under ERISA and under private policies
  • Prosecuted and tried numerous subrogation cases seeking recovery on behalf of carriers in both property and liability cases
  • Tried arson and fraud cases to conclusion in both federal and state courts, securing several no cause of action verdicts on behalf of property carriers

Professional Affiliations

  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan (Past Chairman, Insurance Law Committee)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel 
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Advocates Bar Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar 
  • Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters

Community Involvement

  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • De LaSalle High School Board of Alumni Advisors
  • Wayne State University Alumni Association
  • U.S. Coast Guard Power Squadron

Publications and Lectures

  • ICLE’s "Business Boot Camp – Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer,” presented by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, seminar and course materials, 2011, 2013 and 2014 
  • “Risk Management and Insurance,” Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, Seminar, Lansing, Michigan 2011
  • “Chapter 19: Local Government Law and Practice,” Risk Management and Insurance, Michigan Municipal League, Textbook, 2003 and 2010 update 
  • “Michigan Insurance Law and Practice,” Chapter 19, Professional Liability and Directors and Officers Insurance, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Textbook, 2002 and 2010 update 
  • “Up on the Roof – Are You Ready for This Year’s Roofing Claims?” Plunkett & Cooney Client Seminar, December 2004
  • “Handling Insurance Disputes” Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Seminar and Handbook, December, 2002
  • “Property Insurance Law Update 2000: Case Law Update & Overview of Coverage Issues,” Plunkett & Cooney Client Seminar, May 2000
  • “Allocation of Pollution Costs Among Responsible Insurance Companies,” International Legal Strategy Magazine, 2000
  • “Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law,” Crawford & Company Seminar, 1995, 2002

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