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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 County where he was responsible for drafting court opinions and managing a large civil docket. During law school, he interned for the Michigan Court of Appeals and served as a clerk for the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. DePauw has also drafted appellate briefs and dispositive motions submitted in state trial courts and the Court of Appeals.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 2016, graduated magna cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Michigan State University International Law Review
  • Michigan State University – James Madison College, B.A. Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy 2013


  • “Pandemic Legal Preparedness: A Brief Overview” – Michigan Bar Journal, February 2017
  • Co-Authors: Devin Schindler, Gregory Ripple, Melissa Markey, Laura Miron Napiewocki, and Sangeeta Ghosh


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Pandemic Preparedness Task Force