Vandeveer Garzia - Attorneys and Counselors - Servicing the Troy and Metro Detroit Area
Daniel R. Siefer

Daniel R. Siefer

Of Counsel

Phone: (248) 312-2800
Fax: (248) 879-0042
Email: dsiefer@vgpclaw.com

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DANIEL R. SIEFER is of-counsel with Vandeveer Garzia, P.C. and focuses his practice on defense matters involving Michigan No-Fault law, including first and third-party automobile disputes.

Mr. Siefer has had extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, trying more than 25 cases to a jury verdict, ranging from murder, robbery, and drug conspiracy to first-party and third-party automobile No-Fault cases. Dan has also appeared before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. He is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court.

During law school he received an American Jurisprudence award for excellence in the study of Labor Law.

Prior to joining Vandeveer Garzia, Dan had been with the Auto Club Insurance Association house counsel from 1981 through 2014, serving as an Executive Attorney. He supervised both in-house and outside litigation along with providing legal opinions for claims, underwriting and regarding policy forms.

He has been a contributor to “Michigan No-Fault Automobile Cases: Law and Practice” published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for the past 10 years. He has been a lecturer for the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education in the area of No-Fault law since 1987. He has also been a guest lecturer at Wayne State University Law School and the Michigan Association for Justice. He is co-author of two Law Review articles; Wayne Law Review; “Survey of Insurance Law 1986” by Frederick M. Baker, Jr. and Daniel R. Siefer, and University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, 2010, “Let’s Get Serious; a View of the Serious Impairment Threshold from a Defense Perspective,” by Daniel R. Siefer and Mary T. Nemeth.


Education

George Washington University, B. A., Government, majoring in International Affairs, 1965

Detroit College of Law, J.D. 1969


Licenses

State Bar of Michigan 1969

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1969

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 1976

United States Supreme Court 1981


Memberships

State Bar of Michigan, State Bar Representative 1985-1986

Detroit Bar Association, Chairperson of the Year 1981-1982

Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel


HONORS AND AWARDS

"AV" peer rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating given


PUBLICATIONS

Contributor to “Michigan No-Fault Automobile Cases: Law and Practice” published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for the past 10 years

Co-author of Wayne Law Review, “Survey of Insurance Law 1986” by Frederick M. Baker, Jr. and Daniel R. Siefer

Co-author of University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, 2010, “Let’s Get Serious; a View of the Serious Impairment Threshold from a Defense Perspective,” by Daniel R. Siefer and Mary T. Nemeth


LECTURES

Lecturer for the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education in the area of No-Fault law since 1987

Guest lecturer at Wayne State University Law School

Guest lecturer at the Michigan Association for Justice.