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
Business & Tax
Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications
Labor, Employment & Civil Rights
Trusts & Estates
Firm Practice Areas
- Administrative / Regulatory Law
- Appellate Practice
- 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
- Real Estate Law
- Trusts and Estates
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