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Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C.


124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1000
Lansing, MI 48933
United States
(517) 482.5800

Firm Details

Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. is mid-Michigan's oldest law firm, tracing its history to 1883, when attorney Rollin H. Person resumed private practice in Lansing after serving as a District Judge. In 1915, Judge Person was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court, but the firm continued to flourish, providing a solid foundation for the future. Indeed, the firm's integral role in the development of Lansing's business community may be traced to the time when firm attorneys assisted R.E. Olds in obtaining property for the first Olds Motorworks facility in Lansing.

A key figure in the Fraser firm's history was Edmund C. Shields, a nationally prominent attorney whose leadership of the firm spanned more than four decades. When he passed away in 1947, a newspaper headline described him as the "State's Leading Attorney."

Another Fraser firm attorney, Byron Ballard, worked with former MSU President John Hannah, to implement an innovative system of self-liquidating bonds which financed much of the growth at Michigan State University.

The firm reorganized as Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Foster, P.C. in 1958 and was renamed Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. in 2000. The firm continues to build on its proud heritage as one of Michigan's leading law firms.

The mission of Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. is to provide superior legal services which meet or exceed client expectations for the resolution of their legal matters while operating a profitable business entity and offering a stimulating work environment. This will require ongoing training, a team effort by attorneys and staff members, and the effective use of technology.


Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Michigan in Administrative / Regulatory Law with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Lansing in Administrative / Regulatory Law with 6 lawyers


Michael S. Ashton
Administrative Law
Stephen L. Burlingame
Business & Tax
Darrell A. Lindman
Employee Benefits
David E.S. Marvin
Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications
Thomas J. Waters
Jonathan E. Raven
Healthcare Law
Anita G. Fox
Intellectual Property
Brandon W. Zuk
Labor, Employment & Civil Rights
Gary C. Rogers
Douglas J. Austin
Real Estate
Marlaine C. Teahan
Trusts & Estates

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Detroit, MI

One Woodward Avenue, Suite 1550

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

(313) 237.7300

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Grand Rapids, MI

125 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Suite 153

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

United States

(616) 301.0800

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Lansing, MI

124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1000

Lansing, MI 48933

United States

(517) 482.5800

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