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Edward B. Davison

Edward B. Davison

Biography

Mr. Davison is among the most prominent civil litigators in the State of Michigan. His many achievements include a Martindale-Hubble AV® Peer Review Rating, Recipient of the 2016 Herbert Milliken, Jr. Civility Award, the Genesee County Bar Associations most prestigious honor, selection as a 2007 Lawyer of the Year by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly and 2008 Michigan Super Lawyer. Mr. Davison’s expertise extends into nearly every genre of litigation and appellate work.

Areas of Practice

General, Insurance, Casualty, Personal Injury and Employment Litigation, Appeals

Education

Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1976
Yale University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1973

Representative Experience

Defense of insurers and insureds in automobile, products liability, construction and dram shop litigation.
Representation of employers in federal and state wrongful discharge/employment discrimination actions;
Representation of major waste generator in residents’ civil action regarding Berlin & Farro toxic waste incineration site;
In representing insurers and their insureds, has participated in “landmark” appellate practice in the following matters:
Farm Bureau v Rademacher, 135 Mich App 200 (1984). Successful defense of standard homeowners policy “intentional act” exclusion
State Farm Mutual v American Community et al, 659 F Supp 635 (E.D. Mich, 1987), aff’d 863 F2d 49 (1988) Issue of priority of payment between coordinated benefits No-Fault policy and ERISA benefits plan
Auto-Owners v Farm Bureau, 171 Mich App 46 (1988). Issue of priority between coordinated and non-coordinated No-Fault policies
Adams v Prudential and Farm Bureau, 177 Mich App 543 (1989) Construction of uninsured motorist policy provision requiring prior written consent to settle with dramshop
Wills v State Farm, 437 Mich 205 (1991) Construction of “parked vehicle” exception of Michigan No-Fault Act, Section 3106
Marzonie v ACIA, 441 Mich 522 (1992) Discussion of first party No-Fault Act benefits
ACGIC v Marzonie, 447 Mich 624 (1994) Application of intentional act exclusion within homeowner’s policy
Causin v ACIA, 211 Mich App 369 (1995) Cancellation of automobile liability policy
American States Ins v Kesten, 221 Mich App 330 (1997) Construction of “other insurance” exclusion of uninsured motorist policy provision
Nation v W.D.E., 454 Mich 489 (1997) Construction of Tort Reform Act of 1986 – use of compound interest to reduce future damages to present value
Krohn v Huron Memorial Hospital, 173 F.3d 542 (CA6, 1999) Duty of ERISA fiduciary
Yee v Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners, et al, 251 Mich App 379 (2002) Inland Lake Level Act interpretation
City of Flint v Lexington Insurance Company, 293 F3d 956 (2002) Insurance coverage dispute re: police department action
Wineman v Durkee Lakes Hunting & Fishing Club Inc, 352 F Supp 2d 815 (ED Mich, 2005) Discussion of reduced period of limitation for Fair Labor Standards Act cause of action
In Re McEvoy, 267 Mich App 55 (2005) Parental responsibility for payment of restitution imposed upon a minor under the Juvenile Code
Trentadue v Gorton, 479 Mich 378 (2007) Abrogation of common law discovery rule delaying accrual of cause of action

Admitted to Practice

State of Michigan, 1976
United States Supreme Court, 2003
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1987
United States District Court – Eastern District of Michigan, 1976
United States District Court – Western District of Michigan, 2004

Professional Memberships

Genesee County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan

Awards and Recognitions

AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubble
Winner 1998 Brief of the Year, Thomas E. Cooley Law School
Michigan Super Lawyer, 2008
Lawyer of the Year, 2007 Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Seminar on legal issues of discipline and conduct of employees presented to claims department management of Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Group – Summer, 1992
Speaker – First Annual Genesee County Bar Association Seminar on Wrongful Discharge and Civil Rights Law, Defense Trial Strategies in Civil Rights Cases March 20, 1993.
Speaker – 34th Annual Claim Executive Conference, Farm Bureau Insurance Companies – June 29, 1993, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990