A Winning Team

Cardelli Lanfear P.C. continues to be successful because its attorneys are trial lawyers, excellent advocates, and counselors regarding the choices our clients and attorneys jointly make given the facts and controlling law.

Thomas G. Cardelli

Tom Cardelli is a board certified civil trial lawyer, in accordance with the ABA approved National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). He has completed over 150 jury trials. Mr. Cardelli has also…

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2040

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R. Carl Lanfear, Jr.

R. Carl Lanfear concentrates his practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on trial advocacy. A veteran litigator, his legal career includes more than 40 successful defense verdicts and multiple summary dispositions.

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2020

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Paul Kittinger

Paul Kittinger has been with the firm since 2009 and he concentrates his practice in civil and commercial litigation.  He represents the firm’s clients in product liability, construction and personal injury disputes. …

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2051

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Robert A. Kaatz

Robert Kaatz concentrates his practice in civil defense cases, including automobile negligence and first and third party coverage. Mr. Kaatz gained extensive experience inside the courtroom while working as an Oakland County…

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2072

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Anthony F. Caffrey, III

Anthony Caffrey is the firm’s appellate, insurance coverage, and research/writing specialist, with 100+ appellate matters completed and/or pending. He has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for his appellate and litigation work….

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2075

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Michael O. Smith

Michael Smith is a civil defense litigator.  His practice focuses primarily on trucking litigation, automobile negligence, contractor liability, and commercial litigation (including contract disputes, unfair competition, and other business torts). Michael’s litigation experience…

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Jason T. Newman

Jason Newman concentrates his practice in the areas of civil defense, intellectual property, and environmental law. He is a registered patent attorney with experience in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. While in…

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2012

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Vani G. Verkhovsky

Prior to joining Cardelli Lanfear, Vani was a member of a civil litigation firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she represented individuals and corporations in commercial, intellectual property, employment discrimination and personal…

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(248) 544-1145, ext 2032

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Michele Dunsky Adams

Before joining Cardelli Lanfear, Michele Dunsky Adams worked at boutique litigation law firms and practiced general civil litigation, family law, insurance defense, and criminal defense. Prior to attending law school, Mrs. Dunsky…

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(248) 544-1100, ext 2074

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Joseph “Joey” C. Elliott

Joey Elliott has wanted to be a lawyer since he was in kindergarten. A career he has respected for protecting the rights of everyone. He is an associate with Cardelli Lanfear, concentrating…

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(248) 544-1100, ext 2085

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Jesse DePauw

Jesse DePauw

Jesse DePauw joined Cardelli Lanfear in 2017. Prior to joining Cardelli Lanfear, Mr. DePauw served as law clerk to the Honorable Annette J. Berry in the Third Judicial Circuit Court for Wayne…

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(248) 544-1100, ext 2022

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