Attorney Thaddeus E. Morgan - Fraser Trebilcock...

Thaddeus E. Morgan

Shareholder, Firm President / Lansing


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • Albion College (B.A., cum laude, 1989)
  • American University, Washington, D.C. (Washington Semester 1988)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Thaddeus E. Morgan is a shareholder with Fraser Trebilcock and currently serves as President of the firm. He also serves as the firm's State Capital Group voting representative.

Thad has over 30 years of litigation experience in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of areas, including, commercial and business disputes, employment and shareholder litigation, construction, health care, real estate, insurance, and intellectual property. He is included in The Best Lawyers in America© and was selected as the 2022 and 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing for Construction Litigation by Best Lawyers®.  

Other Professional Experience

  • Shareholder, Sullivan, Ward, Bone, Tyler & Asher, P.C., Grand Rapids, MI
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Michigan
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Oakland County, MI
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Negligence Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Civil Procedure and Court Committee
    • United State Courts Committee (former Chairman)
    • Litigation Council
  • Master of the Bench, Counselor, American Inns of Court, MSU Law School Chapter
  • Ingham County Bar Association/ Ingham County Bar Association Foundation Member
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel/ Chair Law Practice Management Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • East Lansing Rotary Club
  • Council of Elders, Clerk, Peoples Church, East Lansing
  • Michigan Colleges Foundation, former Lansing Campaign Co-Chair
  • City of East Lansing, Parks and Recreation Commission, (former Chair and Vice-Chair)
  • City of East Lansing, Hannah Center Marketing & Operations Task Force, Chairman
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Michigan Capital Region, Board of Directors
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chairman, SCG Legal (2020)
  • Board Member, SCG Legal 
  • President, Fraser Trebilcock (2010-2013, 2023-Present)
  • WD Mich Federal Judicial Merit Selection Panel 2022
  • State Bar of Michigan's US Courts Committee (2023-2024)
  • Member, Advisory Council for the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, Albion College
  • Former Litigation Department Chair, Fraser Trebilcock
  • Selected as a "Michigan Go To Lawyer" in 2023 for Construction Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Selected as 2022 and 2015 'Lawyer of the Year' in Lansing, by Best Lawyers for Construction Litigation
  • Listed in Super Lawyers (2007-2023)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation in Lansing 2024; first listed in 2013
  • Selected as a '2022 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Commercial Litigation and Construction Law; first named in 2014
  • Case and Comment Editor, University of Detroit Law Review, Vol. 69
  • Webster Scholar, Rammelkamp History Award, Albion College
Publications & Presentations
  • "December 2014 Federal Rules Amendments," Michigan Bar Journal (November 2014)
  • Majestic Golf, LLC v. Lake Walden Country Club, Inc., 297 Mich. App. 305; 823 N.W.2d 610 (2012)
  • “Federal Court Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011,” Michigan Bar Journal (May 2012)
  • "2010 Amendments to the Federal Rules," Michigan Bar Journal (November 2010)
  • Glover v. Nationwide Muts Ins. Co., 676 F.Supp.2d 602 (W.D. Mich. 2009)
  • "Federal Civil Rules 2009 Amendments", Michigan Bar Journal (December 2009)
  • "Insurance Coverage for Pollution Related Claims", Greater Lansing Business Monthly (April 2002)
  • Continental Casualty Co. v Taco Bell, 127 F.Supp 2d 864 (W.D. Mich. 2001)
  • Travelers Ins. Co. v Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 971F. Supp. 298 (W.D. Mich. 1997)
Testimonials & Client Matters

"Thad it was great to work with you and we now move forward. I have nothing but praise for your help in this matter." – Client

"Thad is an excellent and ethical lawyer. Very thorough." – Private Practice Attorney

"Thad is a great lawyer and a great person. He is diligent and thorough in his representation of clients, and a pleasure to deal with." – Private Practice Attorney

"Excellent lawyer, active in bar activities. Deserving of the highest rating." – Private Practice Attorney