CHRISTIAN E. HILDEBRANDT
Phone: (248) 312-2902
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CHRISTIAN E. HILDEBRANDT has
focused his career over the past twenty years in representing
municipalities and other governmental authorities, particularly
transit authorities, in all matters of litigation and contracting.
He has represented governmental agencies in, among other things,
automobile negligence claims, No-Fault litigation and worker's
compensation matters. In addition, Mr. Hildebrandt has represented the
County of Oakland in matters arising out of employment, allegations of
discrimination and judicial complaints, and has defended allegations of
takings and complex §1983 actions.
Mr. Hildebrandt has also
negotiated contracts for authorities and dealt specifically with
general litigation matters arising out of regulatory considerations and
Mr. Hildebrandt practices in all courts in the
State of Michigan, and has argued several matters in the Court of
Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. He regularly practices in
the federal system and has several major victories in the Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. He frequently appears
in the worker's compensation bureaus throughout the state, and is
familiar with the local rules and procedures in all of these venues.
His experience lies in pretrial, trial and appellate work.
Mr. Hildebrandt has carved a unique niche with a
specialty knowledge on the intersection and overlap between the WDCA
and No-Fault statutes, and is experienced in representing self-insured
employers and insurers in both the Courts and bureaus simultaneously.
Mr. Hildebrandt represents real estate brokers and non-medical
professionals in claims for alleged malpractice in their professions.
He also serves as general counsel for a number of small
businesses and non-profits in Southeastern Michigan.
Mr. Hildebrandt is a shareholder with Vandeveer
Garzia and has been with the firm since 1992. He graduated from the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with an undergraduate degree in 1985
(A.B., Economics) and received his law degree, with honors, from Wayne
State University Law School in 1992. He was admitted to the Michigan
bar in 1992, and followed that with various bar admissions in the state
and Federal courts. In 1993, he was admitted to practice before the
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and was further
admitted to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio in
1994. Other admissions include the U.S. District Court, Western
District of Michigan (1996) and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court
Mr. Hildebrandt represents some of the largest
self-insured entities and governmental agencies in the Metropolitan
Detroit area. He represents both municipalities and private companies
alike. He also works on behalf of insureds through
policies held by CNA, AIG, and Fidelity and Guaranty among others.