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Mr. Kemsley represents banks, financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, and other corporations in complex business and corporate litigation, including the defense of class actions.

Mr. Kemsley has defended individual and class cases involving claimed violations of state consumer protection and deceptive practices laws, and federal laws and regulations including truth-in-lending laws. He has defended many large law firms in cases involving claims of legal malpractice and other misconduct. He has defended banks, corporations, insurance companies, and corporate directors in class action litigation. He also has handled trust and probate litigation involving business trusts, non-profits and foundations, and involving trusts and estates of wealthy individuals.

He has substantial experience in trademark and unfair competition litigation, letter of credit litigation, legal ethics matters, distributor termination cases, bankruptcy litigation, real estate and building restriction disputes, business acquisition and securities fraud cases, and products and premises liability matters.

Mr. Kemsley is a frequent speaker on matters involving professional responsibility and ethics. From 1990 to 1995 he was a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council. He was on the Council of the State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section from 1996 to 2000.

Location

  • Ford Field, Sixth Floor
    1901 Saint Antoine Street
    Detroit, MI 48226

Education

  • Wayne State University , J.D.
  • Wayne State University, B.S.M.E.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Ltd. - Regional Loss Prevention Coordinator
  • Professional Responsibility Conselors - Former Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Former member of the Standing Committee on Grievance; the Special Committee on Multidisciplinary Practice, and the Standing Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics
  • State Bar of Michigan - Member
  • Detroit Bar Association - Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States District Court, ED-Michigan
  • United States District Court, WD-Michigan
  • United States District Court, ND-Texas
  • United States Supreme Court

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

70 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

27 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation

Awards:

  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2013 (Business Litigation)
  • Benchmark: Litigation 2008-2017 (State Litigation Star)
  • DBusiness magazine “Top Lawyer”
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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