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Honors & Successes

Fraser Trebilcock is recognized as one of the most reputable, prominent, and professional law firms in the state of Michigan.


The attorneys at Fraser Trebilcock are recognized as some of the most outstanding lawyers in the country. Here’s a look at some of our most prestigious accolades:

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer & Client Review Ratings – Many of our Fraser Trebilcock attorneys have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, an organization that collects professional reviews from other lawyers and clients. Recognition by Martindale-Hubbell is viewed as a significant achievement in the legal industry.
  • U.S News and Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms - U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, has named Fraser Trebilcock one of America’s “Best Law Firms.” Our Lansing firm has received tiered rankings in 14 practice areas.
  • Best Lawyers – The oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal industry, Best Lawyers, has listed several of our attorneys as Lawyers of the Year.
  • Super Lawyers – Many Fraser Trebilcock attorneys have been selected by Super Lawyers, a rating service that recognizes those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  • Leading Lawyers – Numerous Fraser Trebilcock attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the list of Michigan’s Leading Lawyers, a distinction earned by fewer than five percent of all lawyers in Michigan. 


  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Successful in Wrongful Discharge Case for Client: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys Brian P. Morley and Brandon W. Zuk were successful in the wrongful discharge case for their client, Liane Shekter-Smith, who will receive $300,000 in back pay and other compensation from the settlement. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Thaddeus Morgan Successfully Defends Claim for Clients in Indian Tribe Lawsuit: The Fraser Trebilcock litigation team led by Thaddeus E. Morgan successfully defended a claim by the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians against ten Emmet County Townships seeking to establish a reservation on most of Emmet and parts of Charlevoix Counties. Learn More
  • A Mark is Born - Minds That Play, LLC: With the assistance of Fraser Trebilcock’s trademark and branding specialist Jared A. Roberts, Minds that Play recently obtained its first federally registered trademark for its children’s educational card game Half Match®. Learn More
  • Pennsylvania State University Sells Large Block of IPv4 Addresses: IPv4.Global and Fraser Consulting brokered the deal, helping fund the University's growth. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Obtains Victory in Dismissal of Complaint for Clients: Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jared A. Roberts recently achieved victory for his clients, obtaining the dismissal of a complaint filed against a real estate brokerage and property management company, an associate broker and a salesperson. Learn More
  • Flavored Nicotine Vaping Ban Injunction Upheld in the Michigan Court of Appeals: On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against an emergency rules issued by the Governor and the Department of Health and Human Services to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products. Learn More

  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Michigan Redistricting Commission: On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its anxiously-awaited decision rejecting federal constitutional challenges to the validity of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission created by the overwhelming approval of Proposal 18-2, sponsored by Fraser firm client Voters Not Politicians (“VNP”), in the November 2018 general election. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Notches More Licensing Complaint Dismissals for Brokerages and Salespeople: Fraser Trebilcock shareholder Jared Roberts recently secured dismissals for his clients in two multi-party licensing complaints. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Favorably Resolves Tax Cases: Fraser Trebilcock attorney Paul McCord recently resolved 2 taxes cases successfully. Learn More

  • Flint Water Criminal Case Dismissed Against Client: On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Fraser Trebilcock defense attorney Brian P. Morley oversaw the dismissal of a criminal case against his client, Liane Shekter-Smith. Initially charged with a felony and a misdemeanor, Mr. Morley was successful in negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors in 2019 that ultimately resulted in no criminal conviction for Ms. Shekter-Smith. Learn More

  • Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Redistricting Challenge: Fraser Trebilcock's election law team of Graham K. Crabtree, Peter D. Houk, Jonathan E. Raven, and Ryan K. Kauffman received a favorable ruling for their client, Voters Not Politicians ("VNP"), from U.S. District Court Judge Janet T. Neff in the pending lawsuits challenging the constitutional validity of Michigan’s new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Learn More

  • Governor Whitmer's Flavored Nicotine Vaping Ban Up In Smoke: Fraser Trebilcock's litigation team of Aaron L. Davis, Shaina R. Reed, Thad E. Morgan, and Michael H. Perry received a favorable ruling today for their client Cary and Mona Lee, owners of A Clean Cigarette, from Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens granting their client's request for the issuance of a preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of the Governor's ban on the sale of flavored nicotine vapor products in Michigan. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Successfully Close Complex Real Estate Sale: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys Ed Castellani and Jared Roberts recently closed a complex real estate sale transaction on behalf of a Mid-Michigan car dealership. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Prevail in Pedestrian/Auto Personal Injury Lawsuit: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys Gary C. Rogers and Ryan K. Kauffman have obtained summary disposition in favor of their client, a defendant-driver, in a lawsuit involving a pedestrian/automobile personal injury claim. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Thad Morgan Obtains Judgment for Clients in Indian Tribe Lawsuit: Fraser Trebilcock litigation attorney Thad Morgan secured a favorable judgment for his clients, ten townships in Emmet County, by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Receive Favorable Judgment for Client: The litigation and pension benefits team of Thaddeus Morgan and Brian Gallagher obtained a summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of the Firm's pension plan client. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Obtain Winning Verdict for Clients: Fraser Trebilcock trial attorneys Gary C. Rogers and Shaina R. Reed have successfully defended their clients by securing a jury verdict of no-cause of action after a nine-day trial. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Obtains Settlement of Over $400,000 For Client: Fraser Trebilcock attorney H. Kirby Albright successfully obtained a settlement of over $400,000 in a case involving allegations of missing livestock and other wrongdoings. Learn More

  • Fraser Supreme Court Team Wins Spot for Ballot Proposal 2: An election law decision by the Michigan Supreme Court gave Fraser Trebilcock client Voters Not Politicians a decisive win, placing their proposal to amend Michigan's State Constitution on the November ballot. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Successfully Defend Appeal: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys successfully defend an appeal in the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of their client, a private Michigan campground. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Achieve Favorable Outcome Over Recent Dispute: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys recently achieved a favorable outcome for their client, Cardboard Prophets, resulting in the closing of a review by the Attorney General's Charitable Trust Section. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Assists In Closing $5.5 Million in PACE Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements: Fraser Trebilcock attorney assisted a client in closing on $5.5 million in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) funding for the renovation of the historic St. Clair Inn. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Successfully Resolve Late Payment Penalty: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys Mark E. Kellogg and Paul V. McCord successfully resolved a late payment penalty for a Michigan taxpayer. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorney Wins $312,000 Recovery for Firm Insurance Client: Fraser Trebilcock attorney Mark A. Bush recently obtained a settlement recovery of more than $312,000 for a mutual insurance company, in a case involving Michigan's No-Fault law. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Participate in Closing $2.1 Million in PACE Financing for Energy Efficient Improvements: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys H. Kirby Albright, Brian Gallagher, and Paul McCord assisted a client in closing on $2.1 million in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) funding for the renovation of the Detroit Metro Airport Radisson Hotel. Learn More

  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Receive Favorable Outcome for Client in Case Involving Motorcycle Accident: Fraser Trebilcock attorneys Gary Rogers and Ryan Kauffman recently received a favorable outcome for their client in a case involving a motorcycle accident. Learn More

  • IRS Issues No Change Letter to Fraser Trebilcock Client: Fraser Trebilcock attorney Edward J. Castellani recently represented a client that had received a Proposed Adjustment from the IRS in excess of $1,000,000. Learn More
  • No-cause Arbitration Award Obtained for Fraser Trebilcock Client: Substantial attention to detail and careful review of a Plaintiff’s medical records were the keys to a successful outcome for a Fraser Trebilcock client. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Successfully Defend Defamation Claim in Public Concern Speech: The lawsuit was brought against the client regarding political commentary and opinion they posted to YouTube regarding a candidate running for the Mt. Pleasant City Commission. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Receive Favorable Verdict in Wrongful Death Action Case: An Ingham County jury returned a no-cause-of-action verdict in favor of a downtown Lansing bar door man and a bartender on June 23, 2016. The 11-day trial was tried as a wrongful death action. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Demonstrate Continued Skill in Defending Premises-Liability Actions: The lawsuit was brought against the apartment complex by one of its tenants, who allegedly slipped and fell on snow and ice while walking along a sidewalk within the complex. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Attorneys Obtain Victory on Appeal: Criminal Restitution Orders Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy - Signifying the importance of the issue to the State of Michigan, Michigan's Solicitor General filed an amicus brief in support of the Firm's client's position. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Investigation Nets CEO Who Paid Psychic With Public Funds - A confidential investigation by Fraser Trebilcock lawyers led to the recent conviction and sentencing of the former CEO of a $140 million Mental Health Authority. Learn More
  • Litigation Department Chair Wins Adverse Possession and Boundary Acquiescence Year-Long Case – Fraser Trebilcock Litigation Department Chair, Thad Morgan, prevailed at trial in a Washtenaw County Circuit Court case involving claims of adverse possession and boundary acquiescence. Learn More
  • Fraser Trebilcock Litigation Team Obtains Judgment in Excess of $1.3 Million – The Fraser Trebilcock litigation team of Thad Morgan, Mike Donnelly and Ryan Kauffman recently obtained a judgment in excess of $1.3 million in favor of the firm's partnership clients against former general partners. Learn More
  • Chambers & Partners Names SCG Legal Top Law Firm Network in the U.S. – Chambers & Partners, the premier directory for the legal industry, has just named SCG Legal as the top law firm network in the United States. Fraser Trebilcock is the Michigan member of SCG Legal. Learn More

Fraser Trebilcock's attorneys are committed to success in the courtroom. To read more about our recent successes, view our news page.
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