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James R. Geroux

Of Counsel

  • Licensed Since: 1970
  • Joined Firm: 1970
150 West Jefferson, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48226
TEL: (313) 983-4306
FAX: (313) 983-4350
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Workers' Compensation Law (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), 2008 - 2019
  • Leading Lawyer in Workers' Compensation Defense Law, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Super Lawyer in Workers' Compensation, Michigan Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2018
  • Top Lawyer in Workers' Compensation, dbusiness Magazine, 2014 - 2018
  • Who’s Who in Michigan, 1977
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1970
  • University of Detroit, B.S., 1964
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Michigan, 1970
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

For over 45 years, James R. Geroux has defended workers’ compensation claims for various insurance companies, as well as for self-insured employers.

An of counsel attorney in the firm’s Detroit office, Mr. Geroux is a frequent lecturer on the topic of workers’ compensation at seminars conducted by the State Bar of Michigan, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Self Insurers Association, American Law Firm Association, and various other groups.

Mr. Geroux is active with the State Bar of Michigan, formerly as a member of the Rules Committee and the Workers’ Compensation Section Council. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and is presently a member of the American Law Firm Association’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, National Steering Committee (Chairman 2004-2005).

Representative Client Work

  • Counsel for municipality on significant workers’ compensation claim, Supreme Court, establishing new burden of proof on death claims
  • Defended municipalities, companies, insurance companies, third-party administrators in 750 trials
  • Defended automobile company on many major workers’ compensation claims and issureds, including coordination of benefits, psychiatric disability, cardiac disability, etc. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – Admitted to practice in tribal court
  • State Bar of Michigan (Workers’ Compensation Section Council)
  • Michigan Association of Self-Insured’s
  • American Bar Association (Worker Compensation College, Fellow)
  • American Law Firm Association (Workers’ Compensation Practice Group - National Steering Committee, Chairman 2004-2005)
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar 
  • National Council of Self-Insureds
  • International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (Associate Member)

Community Involvement

  • Michigan State University/D.C.L. College Law Alumni Association (Board Member, 2009 - present) 
  • University of Detroit Alumni Association
  • Birmingham-Bloomfield Families in Action
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • St. Hugo Catholic Church (President, Parent-Teacher Guild, coach)
  • Central Macomb Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Public Risk Managers Association (Associate)

Publications and Lectures

  • Contributing Editor, “Workers’ Compensation Law, A State-by-State Analysis/Michigan, Seventh Edition 2006, American Law Firm Association (ALFA)
  • American Law Firm Association – Workers Compensation Practice Group
    • Evidence Based Medicine (2006)
    • Medicare  (2004)
    • Workers Compensation/FMLA/ADA (1997)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (1993)
  • Lorman Education Services – Workers Compensation – “Hearings” (2005-2006)
  • ICLE – Definition of Disability (1997)
  • Case Management Society – Stress-Psychiatric Claims (2001)


  • Delta Sigma Pi, University of Detroit

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