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Michael D. Weaver

Partner

  • Licensed Since: 1990
  • Joined Firm: 1989
  • Partner Since: 1998
38505 Woodward Ave.
Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
TEL: (248) 901-4025
FAX: (248) 901-4040
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Super Lawyer in Employment Litigation Defense, Michigan Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, 2009-2011, 2013 - 2018
  • Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation / Products Liability Defense Law, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015
  • Samuel and Rose Helper Award for Oral Advocacy
  • William P. Finch Book Award
  • Edwin H. and Theresa Oehmke Award
Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1990
  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1986
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Michigan, 1990
  • Arizona, 2010

A partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Michael D. Weaver is one of Plunkett Cooney’s most accomplished trial attorneys with approximately 65 cases tried to verdict.

Mr. Weaver represents an array of commercial clients directly and through their insurance providers. His litigation practice includes such areas of product liability, general liability, insurance law, labor and employment law, Title IX claims, premises liability, motor vehicle liability and civil rights.

Mr. Weaver is a sought after speaker on his areas of expertise, including trial practice, mitigating risk in business and techniques for managing high exposure and high profile litigation.

TRIAL EXPERIENCE

Representative list of trials in the areas of employment liability, product liability, premises liability, automobile negligence and civil rights:

  • Chavez v. Waterford Schools, U.S. District Court
  • Bellisimo v. Kennedy & Co, Wayne County Circuit Court
  • Burgess v. Burgess, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Moceri v. Moceri, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Ferierra v. Ferierra, Wayne County Circuit Court
  • Sandbaggers v. Gallagher; Macomb County Circuit Court
  • Jackson v. Bullfrogs, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Vance v. Trainor, Wayne County Circuit Court
  • Darrow v. Potterville, 56th Circuit Court - Eaton County
  • Diaz v. Inkster, U.S. District Court
  • Neville v. Illumini, 43rd District Court
  • People v. Lee, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Shelby Town Center v. Gorman’s, Macomb County Circuit Court
  • Gailbraith v. Croswell, 24th Cicuit Court - Sanilac County
  • Garden Fresh v. Buddies, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • G.L. Associates v. Mariners Landing, 41 District Court
  • Vancompernolle v. Eugene Welding, 31st Circuit Court – St. Clair County
  • Kesner v. Olympia Aviation (On Appeal), U.S. District Court
  • Jenkins v. Meijer (98-Co2243-GC), 4th Circuit Court – Jackson County
  • Bredesen v. Musicians Union, U.S. District Court
  • Stickney v. Oakland County, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Wytral v. Harlo Printing, Wayne County Circuit Court
  • Decade Graphics v. Didde Web, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Saputo v. Oakland Township, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Wickland-Burgess v. YMCA, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Forrester v. Alan Ford, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Fugget v. McCarty, 47th District Court
  • Flowers v. Kent, 67-3 District Court
  • Karasinski v. Rochester, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Zwadeh v. Costa, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • McCormick v. Kroger, 16th District Court
  • Rossette v. Sharrard, Oakland County Circuit Court
  • Harajili v. Michigan Millers, Wayne County Circuit Court

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Oakland County Bar Association (Negligence Committee)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Sections)
  • State Bar of Arizona

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

  • Arm Chair Critic's View of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Meeting (Subject: Employment Law)
  • "Circumstantial Evidence and Speculation After Skinner, " LACHES, Oakland County Bar Association

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