Bio

Drew L. Block is a senior attorney in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office who focuses his practice primarily in the area of insurance coverage.

Mr. Block has extensive experience handling bad faith claims, intellectual property disputes, first-party property loss claims, construction accident matters and sexual abuse and molestation claims. His litigation practice also includes experience handling commercial and contract disputes, premises and product liability claims and medical malpractice claims.

In addition to his admission to state and federal courts in Michigan and Illinois, Mr. Block is admitted to practice in Ohio. He is a member of the state bars of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois as well as the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented an insurance carrier in a trademark and trade dress infringement coverage dispute, resulting in a verdict in favor of the carrier following trial

  • Represented an insurance carrier in a maritime liability and insurance coverage action involving damage to a dredge vessel, resulting in summary judgment on the duty to defend in favor of the carrier

  • Represented insurance carriers in bad faith and first-party insurance coverage actions arising from damage to insureds’ property, including damages caused by water intrusion, mold infestation, hail, roof collapse and cold

  • Represented an insurance carrier and the insured mechanical contractor in an insurance coverage/subrogation action where a worker sustained injuries while working on a construction site, resulting in summary judgment in favor of both the carrier and the insured regarding defense and indemnity

  • Represented an insurance carrier in a coverage dispute arising from a catastrophic auto accident, resulting in summary judgment in favor of the carrier on the duty to defend

  • Represented an insurance carrier in a copyright and trademark infringement coverage action and successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of the insurer on the duty to defend and indemnify

  • Represented an insurance carrier in a coverage dispute involving multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against employees of an insured school

  • Represented an ironworking contractor in a personal injury action that involved injuries to multiple ironworkers on a major construction site

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar

Areas of Practice

Credentials

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • The Ohio State University, magna cum laude, B.A., 2000

Admissions

  • Michigan, 2017
  • Illinois, 2006
  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Honors/Awards

Honors & Recognitions

Illinois Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2015  

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