Legal: Dickinson School of Law
Juris Doctor received June, 1972
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
B.A. degree awarded June, 1969: Government
Lupo & Koczkur, P.C., Detroit, Michigan
January, 1993 - Present. Senior partner in a law firm specializing in defense litigation.
Harvey, Kruse, Westen & Milan, P.C., Troy, Michigan
June, 1972 - December, 1992. Partner since June, 1977. Vice President and member of the Board of Directors.
My practice has been primarily in the area of major personal injury. Included in that has been cases involving jockeys and race tracks, trampolines, bottle products, I.U.D.s, industrial chemical solvents, heavy industrial equipment, prescription pharmaceuticals, power tools, cranes, bicycles, gas valves and controls and numerous packaged food products to name a few. I continue to work in the areas of equine law, product liability, insurance, Corporate general liability and premises liability.
State Bar of Michigan
Detroit Bar Association
American Bar Association
Wayne County Mediator
Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Sorin Society of Notre Dame
Nursing Malpractice Strategies
Presentation for Michigan Hospitals Association and Sinai Hospitals
I have tried numerous cases to a successful conclusion, including brain damage, quadriplegia, birth trauma and amputation cases in Wayne County Circuit Court, Oakland County Circuit Court, Livingston County Circuit Court, Macomb County Circuit Court and Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
I have been frequently chosen to sit as defense arbitrator and mediator in a variety of litigated matters. I have also successfully defended numerous cases in an arbitration setting.