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Top Rated Personal Injury - Plaintiff Attorney in Milford, MI

Frederick W. Lauck
Law Office of Frederick W. Lauck, PC
1200 Old Milford Farms
Milford, MI 48381
Phone Work 248-535-0823
Fax Fax 248-684-6828
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1969
Education: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%), Criminal Defense (30%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2015

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Fred Lauck is a member of the Michigan and California State Bars. Fred has been a Trial Lawyer for four decades trying personal injury, commercial and criminal cases... obtaining substantial verdicts and recoveries for clients as well as numerous ''not guilty'' verdicts in criminal cases:


 2.4 Million Federal Court Verdict... for a ''homeless'', Detroit teenager... ''traumatic brain injury'' victim of excessive police force.

(No offer to settle before or during Trial)                                                          

3.9 Million recovery after defendants' appeals.

1.8 Million Wrongful Death recovery... for a Hubble Roth & Clark engineer killed at a work-site accident when the downtown area of Rochester, Michigan blew up in a Consumer Power gas explosion.

1.2 Million Verdict... representing seven lawyers on a law firm split up case.

(no offer to settle before or during Trial)                                                                                                 

8.1 Million Verdict... for electrician seriously injured at a hotel construction site during a crane lift operation in windy conditions.

(Plaintiff refused 3.9 Million Case Evaluation Settlement and opted for Trial)


2.3 Million Wrongful Death recovery... for two judges whose daughter was killed in an auto accident by a run-away truck claiming ''stuck accellerator.''

$900,000 recovery... for a concert goer partially paralyzed while diving into a pond at the Pine Knob Theatre (now DTE Theatre) during a ''Segal Schall'' concert. 

$475,000 recovery... for a ''traumatic brain injury'' victim of police excessive force.

$350,000 Verdict... for a University of Detroit Mercy baseball player shot during a verbal altercation in downtown Windsor, Canada just across the Detroit river.

(No offer to settle before or during Trial)                                         

$300,000 Verdict... for a ''traumatic brain injury injury'' victim of an auto accident.

(No offer to settle before or during Trial)

$450,000 Verdict... for cafeteria worker who injured her knee at a General Motors plant.

(no offer to settle before or during Trial)

$375,000 recovery... for an auto mechanic injured by a defective jack after a ten day Federal Court trial.

(no offer to settle until the jury was about to deliberate)                                                                                                                                                   

$375,000 Verdict... for dentist injured in auto accident.

($5,000 settlement offer before Trial)                                                      

$750,000 Verdict... involving the sale of a topless bar in Detroit.

(no offer before or during Trial)



Fred has also tried numerous criminal cases both as a prosecutor (1970-71 Wayne County) and as a long time defense attorney Including:

People v Ed May                                                                                                                        

A lawyer and a con man. Ed May fleeced many victims in an investment scheme, including Detroit Tiger baseball players. As a prosecutor, Fred convicted Ed May and May was disbarred. Later, May (not one to learn from the errors of his ways) continued his financial con games against other victims and sits in prison today... an old man who ruined many lives.

People v Robert Smith

Charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder at a General Motor's Fordge Plant for intentionally shooting his foreman and accidentally and superficially wounding the daughter of General Motor's CEO, Richard Gerstenberg. Verdict... ''not guilty by reason of insanity.'' Smith was released from a phychiatric lock-up 29 days after the ''not guilty'' verdict. This intriguing, Courtroom psychodrama is Chapter 15: ''Taking On General Motors, Insanity... And Broken Hearted Melodies'' in Fred's first book, Childred Of The Greatest Generation.                                      

People v Bruce Ramsey

                                                                                                                                                                           Charged with First Degree Murder (coined the ''Devil Murder case'' by the press)... ''not guilty'' of First Degree Murder, but ''Guity, but Mentally Ill'' of  Second Degree Murder. People v Ramsey ended up in the Michigan Supreme Court where Fred agued (unsuccessfully) that the new ''Guilty, but Mentally Ill'' verdicts were unconstitutional because they ''deceived'' jurors into convicting on the mistaken belief that ''Guilty but Mentally Ill'' defendants would receive psyiatric care while incarcerated. The reality... there was no psychiatric care, just ''wharehousing'' of the ''mentally ill'' in Michigan's prison system.

People v John Calvin                                                                               

 Charged with First Degree Murder in a dispute involving complaints of ''loud music'' in an apartment complex in Ypsilanti, Michigan... ''not guilty'' on all charges.

People v Raymond Brown

Charged with First Degree Murder, 18-year-old, Raymond Brown stood trial and listened as Detroit P.D. homocide Detective, Jimmy Harris, read a seven page ''confession'' allegedly signed by Raymond Brown.... But, ''not guilty'' on all charges. A short time later, Dectective Jimmy Harris, ws convicted of protecting drug shipments coming into Detroit Metro Airport and served a couple decades in prison before he was released to die in 2014. Fred also represented codefendant, Arthur Jackson... ''not guilty'' on all charges (prompting front page coverage on both the Detroit Free Press and News)> 

                                                                                                            People v Andrew Jackson Payne                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Charged with First Degree Murder for the death of a Melvindale High school football Coach who was killed in a bar fight as the Coach and his friends were leaving to attend a retirement party for a Melvindale police officer... ''not guilty'' on all charges.

People v Dewayne McKenzie

A 27-year-old from Taylor, Michigan whose alcoholic father had been beaten by a pimp, Fred Baker, in the ''Cass Corridor'' section of Downtown Detroit. When Baker was later shot (and survived), Dewayne McKenzie was charged with Assault with Intent to Murder... ''not guilty'' on all charges. The McKenzie case merited a short ''comic'' description in Fred's first book Children Of The Greatest Generation (page 434). Sandoval                                                                                                        

People v Tony Sandoval                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A 21-year-old Holy Redeemer high school grad and journeyman carpenter was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder for a blood bath shoot out at a ''Blind Pig'' on St. Patrick's Day. Framed by Southwest Detroit ''Cash Flow Posse'' gang members... ''not guilty'' on all charges.

People v Leonard Martin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An over the road Canadian truck driver involved in a firery crash on M59 in White Lake, Michigan that resulted in the death of Kristin McClain... daughter of Detroit Tiger baseball ledgend, Denny McClain(31 game winner for the Detroit Tiger's 1968 World Championship team). Martin was charged with Manslaughter. After a five day preliminay exam and the testimony of the prosecution's five experts, the charges were thrown out and all subsequent efforts of the Oakland County Prosecutor to reinstate the case were denied by the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. 

Peple v Adam Nawrocki                                                                                                                                                                                         An over the road truck driver who left Chicago in the early  morning hours, and later, while heading east bound on I94 just outside of St. Joseph Michigan, drove up (and over) an ascending lane of freeway traffic and crashed into a stopped line of vehicles causing a chain reaction, firery collision in which four people in four seperate vehicles were killed. Nawrocki was charged with four counts of ''Negligent Homocide''...  ''not guilty'' on all charges.

People v Michael Wade                                                                                                                 A First Degree Murder murder case involving security guard, Michael Wade, that arose out of his security duties while he was guarding the Detroit Police Impound yard. The ''verbal response'' of the jury at the end of jury deliberations... ''not guilty.'' But, the trial judge used an unconstitutional, ''written'' jury verdict form that left the jury no choice but to check off the ''guilty'' box on the written form. Bottom line-- Michael Wade, a ''classic contradiction''... acquitted and convicted at the very same time. After three years of appeals (with Michael Wade languishing in prison), the Michigan Court of Appeals set aside Michael Wade's conviction and the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission chastised the trial Judge for using an unconstitutional jury verdict form that deprived Michael Wade of his constitutional right to a decision on his guilt or innocence by a Jury. The unconstitutional jury verdict form that the trial judge (and a few other judges) had been using to unjustly convict defendants were forever banned. The Trial Judge's unconstitutional actions ''merited'' her Honor cosiderable scrutiny in  Chapter 16 ''Detroit Judge... Slays Lady Justice'' in Fred's first book, Children Of The Greatest Generation.

People v John Stetz                                                                                  

A two count Manslaughter case involing a two boat collision on Bellville Lake. Dalrymple owned a cigarette boat capable of very high speed. On the ''night'' in question, the cigarette boat was approaching top end when it impaled a trolling Cabin Cruiser instantly killing the women in the in the cabin and fractuing an arm and ribs of the topside driver who was catapulted into the water and drowned. Dalrymple also suffered broken bones as he was catapulted into the water and he drowned. The only suvivor, John Stetz, was found by the police... semi conscious and sprawled on the front seat in the cigarette boat as it idled and circled near the scene. As the media accounts indicated, a circular pattern of the cigarette boat's steering wheel was seen by the police impressed on the chest of the lone survivor, Stetz. On the basis of that demonstrative evidence, Stetz was charged with three counts of Manslaughter. At the Preliminary Exam, there was no conclusive evidence of a steering wheel impression on the chest of Stetz. Nonetheless,  the District Court Judge, James Stone, bound Stetz over for trial to the Wayne County Circuit Court. A Motion to dismiss was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court and granted by Judge Paul Teranes... a former Wayne County Prosecutor. 


Fred has been most fortunate in recognition by his peers, including:

University of Detroit Law School's ''Urban Law Clinic's Student for the Ages.''

University of Detroit Law School's  ''Alumnus of the Year.''

Catholic Central ''Alumnus of the Year.''

Catholic Central ''Athletic Hall of Fame.''

State Bar of Michigan ''Champion of Justice.''


Fred was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised by Greatest Generation parents. He is a 1961 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High school. After attending the New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fred transferred to the University of Detroit (on an NCAA football scholarship), graduating in 1965 (Math, Chemistry and Philosophy) cum laude. Fred is a 1969 graduate of the University of Detroit Law school, summa cum laude (National Jesuit Honor Sociey).


Fred has taught Mathematics at Hamtramack High school, Criminal Procedure at the Detroit Police Academy and Trial Practice and Evidence at the University of Detroit Law School as well as Constitutional Law seminars at Catholic Central High school and part time presentations at Mock Trial programs at Catholic Central and Merch High Schools.


Fred has also written and published two books: Children of the Greatest Generation... an Emotiional History... and Wealth Power Politics Jesus, and has written and published 50 articles as the ''voice'' of those mutitudes who have no voice... the ''common man'' and the ''forgotten woman (Fred's own parents) dealing with numerous and varied legal topics... always challenging the establishment power and the ''status quo'' of Michigan law.


Fred has three wonderful children: Frederick Valentine (age 46) and two teenage daughters, Jessie Valentine (age 15) and Frances Jean (age 13) who live with him in Milford Michigan.


For more details, visit Fred's Website.

About Frederick Lauck

Law School: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Admitted: 1969, Michigan

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Last Updated: 11/16/2015
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