History

A key figure in the Fraser firm's history was Edmund C. Shields, a nationally prominent attorney whose leadership of the firm spanned more than four decades. When he passed away in 1947, a newspaper headline described him as the "State's Leading Attorney."

Another Fraser firm attorney, Byron Ballard, worked with former MSU President John Hannah, to implement an innovative system of self-liquidating bonds which financed much of the growth at Michigan State University.

The firm reorganized as Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Foster, P.C. in 1958 and was renamed Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. in 2000. The firm continues to build on its proud heritage as one of Michigan's leading law firms.

The mission of Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. is to provide superior legal services which meet or exceed client expectations for the resolution of their legal matters while operating a profitable business entity and offering a stimulating work environment. This will require ongoing training, a team effort by attorneys and staff members, and the effective use of technology.