Thomas Van Dusen - Bodman PLC

Thomas Van Dusen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Mr. Van Dusen concentrates his practice exclusively in litigation and alternative dispute resolution with a focus on insurance, commercial disputes, health care, class actions, and personal injury defense, including arbitration hearings, bench trials, jury trial, and appeals.  His diverse litigation experience includes:

  • Defense of catastrophic personal injury claims, including matters involving product liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, and intentional misconduct claims;
  • Representation of various religious and other charitable organizations involving civil and criminal investigations of misconduct claims;
  • Representation of insurers and health plan administrators in defense of claims for recovery of insurance benefits, including claims for life and disability insurance benefits and ERISA claims;
  • Complex commercial cases, including breach of contract, supplier disputes, shareholder disputes, claims related to the purchase or sale of businesses, distributor termination disputes, and claims related to partnership dissolution and shareholder valuation; and
  • Complex probate cases, including actions related to duties of trust and estate fiduciaries.

Mr. Van Dusen is a member of the National Diocesan Attorneys Association, the Defense Research Institute, the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators, and the Michigan Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions.

University of MichiganBA 1976 University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1979
American Arbitration Association National Diocesan Attorneys Association

Client Comments

"Mr. Thomas Van Dusen is a highly skilled and talented litigator who goes the "extra mile" for his clients. He formulates critical legal strategies while maintaining the highest level of integrity. He is very well respected by his peers and is known as an outstanding advocate for those he represents."

-Bob Currie
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Detrex Corporation

Office Location

201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 500
Troy, MI 48084
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Troy Metro Area
Thomas Van Dusen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Breach of Contract, Civil Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation, Corporate, Family Businesses, Insurance, Trade Secrets)
Litigation - Trusts and Estates