Timothy S. Ferrand

  • Partner
  • Clinton Township, Michigan Office

Timothy S. Ferrand is a partner in our Clinton Township office where he concentrates his practice on municipal law, employment and labor law, insurance defense, and law enforcement defense and litigation.

Overview

Timothy S. Ferrand is a partner and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He works out of our Clinton Township office and focuses his practice on municipal law, employment and labor law, insurance defense, and law enforcement defense and litigation.  He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Ferrand represents counties, cities, townships, villages, and governmental authorities throughout the State of Michigan on a variety of legal matters, including employment and labor issues, police and corrections liability, and governmental tort and constitutional liability.

As a skilled legal advisor, he counsels commissions and boards, municipal authorities, and the municipal owners and purchasers of water and wastewater services. Insight, borne from years of experience, has enabled his clients to avoid unnecessary litigation and to promptly resolve and litigate disputes where necessary.

 

Education

Wayne State University, J.D., 1986

Wayne State University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1983

 

Honors

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Rated by Super Lawyers

Memberships and Associations

State Bar of Michigan
– Labor & Employment Law Section
– Master Lawyers Section
Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA)
American Bar Association
Macomb County Bar Association
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Insurance Alliance of Michigan

Community Involvement:
Wayne State University Alumni Association
Trinity Lutheran Church

Presentations & Articles

“Sixth Circuit Holds that Obesity is Not a Disability as Defined by the ADA,” CMDA On Law

Recent Trends in Class Action Sewer Back-Up Litigation. Presented to select members of the Michigan House of Representatives and Southeast Macomb Sanitary Sewer District.

Class Action Racial Profiling Litigation. Presented to City of Eastpointe Police Department Command Officers Association.

Municipal Liability- Trip and Fall Litigation. Presented to City of St. Clair Shores, Department of Public Works and Service.

Representative Cases

Michigan Supreme Court adjournment resulting in the elimination of all common law exceptions to governmental immunity, Jones vs. Farmington Hills.

Summary dismissal of mass tort Fourth Amendment police search and seizure claims, King vs. Eastpointe

Successful defense and resolution of mass tort flooding litigation, Frank and Abraham vs. Dearborn Heights; Biechler vs. Eastpointe; Irwin vs. St. Clair Shores; Jones vs. Farmington Hills; Moore vs. Farmington Hills

Summary dismissal in Fourth Amendment police deadly force claims, Lee vs. City of St. Clair Shores.

Summary dismissal in Fourth Amendment lethal excessive force and taser claims, DeVoe vs. City of Eastpointe; Calus vs. St. Clair Shores; Brock vs. Stavale; Kanakry vs. St. Clair Shores; Leaper vs. Eastpointe

Summary dismissal of sexual harassment/hostile environment and wrongful discharge claims, Lewandowski vs. Macomb College; Wilson vs. Macomb College; Manns vs. Southgate, Larocque vs. Eastpointe; Woolner vs. Allegan Co.; Dean vs. Bay City.

Successful defense and resolution of state tort and personal injury claims, Lau vs. Eastpointe; Paga vs. Eastpointe; Laurino vs. Eastpointe; Lorey vs. Eastpointe; Geier vs. Eastpointe

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

Admitted In:
Michigan State Courts
Michigan Court of Appeals
Michigan Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
6th Circuit United States Court of Appeals

 

 

Education

Wayne State University, J.D., 1986

Wayne State University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1983

 

Honors

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Rated by Super Lawyers