Civil defense litigation tailored to your needs

Backed by unparalleled expertise and a tradition of excellence, we provide exceptionally effective legal representation, whether you are a new or existing client, through our long-standing, trusted attorney-client relationships.

We are ready to represent you as your dedicated legal team in all proceedings across the state of Michigan and beyond.

Commitment to exceptional client representation

Our clients include individuals, major public corporations, new and emerging firms, insurance companies, municipal corporations, governmental agencies, and private or closely held corporations.

Our firm utilizes a team concept in providing legal services. Each team consists of a leader who is an expert in a particular area of the law along with associate attorneys and support personnel. Our team approach enables us to channel our collective expertise to provide you with cost effective representation.

Leading practice across Michigan

Our litigators practice throughout the state of Michigan and in other jurisdictions when necessary or upon client request. Our attorneys practice in both state and federal courts including Michigan State Courts, United States District Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Additionally, firm members are admitted to practice before other District Courts in the United States and the United States Supreme Court.

Foundation for
our continuous
success

With roots as an insurance defense firm, our rich history spans over a century during which numerous lawyers were responsible for establishing and fostering a culture of integrity dating back to the firm’s founding in Detroit in 1903. Throughout our evolution, our firm has maintained a strong presence in the Michigan legal community while looking to the future with energy and enthusiasm.

We are doing today what we have done decade after decade: providing exceptionally effective legal representation to our valued clients with the same spirit and drive which has fueled our success since the beginning.

My hard work was recognized by the firm
I originally came to the firm as a part-time attorney in 2010 with young children at home, and gradually increased my docket and work status in a way that worked for my family. My hard work was recognized by the firm with a promotion to Partner and then Executive Partner. I am proud to be associated with a firm that extended the respect and flexibility to allow me to advance my legal career along a non-traditional pathway.
Sarah Gordon - Executive Partner - Vandeveer Garzia
The firm supplies the necessary resources and mentorship
At Vandeveer Garzia, we have developed a culture that is conducive to learning, growth, and success. The firm supplies the necessary resources and mentorship to pave a path to a very rewarding career. The family-oriented culture provides access to knowledge and assistance at every level of the firm. Vandeveer Garzia has the foundation to sustain its many years of success as a firm.
Matt Chapin - Partner - Vandeveer Garzia
As a member of the Vandeveer Garzia community, I have been presented with opportunities for growth and advancement
Vandeveer Garzia promotes success in its employees through its collegial and collaborative work environment. As a member of the Vandeveer Garzia community, I have been presented with opportunities for growth and advancement, as Vandeveer Garzia is deliberate in understanding its employees’ professional goals and provides assistance to achieve them.
Candice Cosby - Associate - Vandeveer Garzia
Under their guidance, I was given every opportunity to succeed
When I first started at Vandeveer Garzia, I was immediately given access to attorneys who were more than willing to provide me with mentorship. Under their guidance, I was given every opportunity to succeed and develop my skills as an attorney. I was taught how to not only do the best job for our clients, but also, how to hone my skills as a litigator. Everyone from associate attorneys to shareholders have been willing to provide their insight and recommendations related to questions specific to a case or just general practice tips. The firm truly values mentorship, and I am now blessed to able to mentor new attorneys, just as I was mentored when I first started at the firm.
Salman Islam - Associate - Vandeveer Garzia

Dedication to our Midwest roots

As active members in the Michigan legal community, our attorneys serve in prominent local-area positions, boast appointments to serve as mediators and case evaluators, present seminars, moderate educational conferences, and conduct training sessions in various areas of the law for clients and industry groups.

Our attorneys continually hone their legal skills by regularly attending and participating in continuing legal education such as lectures, seminars, and in-house training sessions.

With recognition for high professional standards and ethics, our firm has received the coveted “AV” rating, the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell program—a process in which other attorneys rate law firms and their fellow attorneys. The firm is regularly included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Many of our attorneys are annually recognized by SuperLawyers and DBusiness as the best lawyers in their practice area.


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