Attorney Darrell A. Lindman - Fraser Trebilcock...

Darrell A. Lindman

Shareholder / Lansing


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1978)
  • Western Michigan University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan (1978)

Darrell A. Lindman is proud of having survived cancer and 35+ years of government overregulation of employee benefits. He represents business entities of all types, and he has a large concentration of exempt organization clients, including one of Michigan's largest health care systems, Michigan's largest church pension plan, governmental entities, associations and a Michigan-based, national fraternal benefit society.

He has volunteered thousands of hours of time over his career to serving on the boards of charitable organizations, primarily in the arts and healthcare areas. Darrell tries to live his life in celebration of Psalm 118:24: "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Professional Associations
  • McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (1999-2007; 2012-2014)
    • Treasurer (2002-2007)
  • Lansing Rotary Club (1997-2006)
  • Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra
    • Board of Directors (1996-2002)
    • Vice President (1999-2001)
  • Wharton Center Advisory Council (1999-2002)
  • Boarshead Theater Board of Directors (1987-1992)
Honors & Distinctions
  • Selected as 2018 & 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing by The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in Lansing 2019; first listed in 1995
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers (2006-2018)
  • Selected as a '2019 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Employee Benefits Law; first named in 2014
  • Member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association and its Subcommittees on 403(b), 457 and Exempt Organization Issues and Special Defined Benefit Plan Issues
  • Past Chairman of the Employee Benefits Section of the State Capital Law Firm Group
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation (1993-present)