Bryan L. Schefman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Schefman & Associates, PC
 | 40900 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248-800-1665
Fax: 248-562-3225
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Brian L. Schefman is lead litigation attorney at Schefman & Associates, PC, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mr. Schefman has more 36 years of experience serving clients in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout the state of Michigan. He focuses his practice on personal injury matters involving automobile injury, medical provider - payor recovery, brain injury victoms, wrongful death claims, and other injury claim in auto collisions. Because of his extenisve experience in the insurance industry, he also assists his clients with all no-fault insurance claims and the conflicts arising from competing coverages.

Mr. Schefman attended the University of Michigan, BS Ed, in 1977, and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1983. He obtained his license to practice law in 1983, and is eligible to practice in all Michigan and federal district courts and courts of appeal.

Mr. Schefman spent the first 10 years of his legal career representing plaintiffs and physicians in defendaning and prosecuting medical malpractice cases, and other injury-related matters. In 1994, he left the practice as a co-founder of the Great Lakes Health Plan, and spent several years as general counsel and its CEO, before the sale of the company and returning to private practice.

Mr. Schefman extensive experience in insurance and law have given him extensive knowledge in the areas of benefits coordination, ERISA liens and reimbursement, government and insurance lien law, Medicare Secondary Payor claims, subrogation and general business matters. This knowledge has produced significant results for his clients.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Schefman has served as a lobbyist, and on the board of directors’ of a health maintenance organization and a managed care trade association.

DBusiness magazine nominated Mr. Schefman as a “top lawyer” multiple years in a row, and Mr. Schefman has been named a "Super Lawyer" in his field. He was also a runner-up for “entrepreneur of the year” from Ernst & Young in 1998 for his formation and financing of an insurance company.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Bryan Schefman

Admitted: 1983, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://schefmanlaw.com/about-bryan/

Honors/Awards:

  • The designation as a Super Lawyer is given for recognition in excellence in law practice awarded by a peer review., Super Lawyer, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • During 2014-2017 Peer nominated as a "Top Lawyer", DBusiness "Top Lawyer"; , DBusiness

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member Oakland County Bar Case Evaluation Committee, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Verdicts by Jury include, 3.7 Million Dollars in Personal Injury case, Oakland County Circuit Court; Verrdict $324,000 in Medical provider claim, Oakland County Circuit Court; Verdict $274,000 in Medical Provider claim, Oakland County Circuit Court;  Settlements include motorcycle-dram shop claiim $500,000.00; Neglect and trauma in the care of an incapacitated adult at residential facility, $750,000, Macomb County Circuit Court; Bicycle injury by cable company, $210,000, Macomnb County Circuit Court; Auto injury against driver crossing the center line, $285,000, Oakland County Circuit Court; Rear-end commercial truck accident and closed head injury, $260,000.00; Motorcyclist struck, $221,000.00, Oakland COunty Cir. Court; Fishing boat  run over by cabin cruiser, $110,000, OCCC; Totsal of Settlements in the tens of millions.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed the right of medical providers to seek double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP”) act where a no-fault insurer has denied PIP benefits to a Medicare eligible insured and the provider has sought a “conditional payment” under the MSP. The Court of Appeals held that a medical provider is not required to allege and prove that the non-group health plan made its coverage decision on the basis of Medicare eligibility, interpreting language from 42 USC 1395y in favor of the Plaintiff, so that the only criteria to pursue and MSP claim is that Medicare has paid where another primary plan is liable. There is now no question about a medical provider’s right to seek full charges as well as double damages under the MSP, and in this climate, where no-fault insurers are denying more and more invoices for medical services, the MSP is an essential arrow in the medical provider's quiver., 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, BA Ed, Ann Arbor, 1977

Industry Groups

  • Injured and Medical Professionals
Office Location for Bryan L. Schefman

40900 Woodward Avenue
Ste. 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Phone: 248-800-1665

Fax: 248-562-3225

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Last Updated: 5/21/2019

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