Bryan L. Schefman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Schefman & Associates, PC
 | 40900 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248-800-1665
Fax: 248-562-3225
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
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 37 years of experience serving clients in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout the state of Michigan. He focuses his practice on people that need help after an injury, whether it is from an automobile collision, a client with a brain injury, or wrongful death claims. Because of his extenisve experience in the insurance industry, he also assists his clients with all no-fault insurance claims and the insurance conflicts arising from competing coverages. With vast experience in the insurance industry, he is able to wade through the maze to get your bills paid, and help your medical doctors so they can help you.

    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 US District Courts and the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Mr. Schefman spent the first 10 years of his legal career representing plaintiffs and physicians in defending and prosecuting medical malpractice cases, and representing injured victims in auto, complex medical cases and drug products cases. In 1994, he left the practice of law to co-found the Great Lakes Health Plan, a licensed HMO, and spent several years as general counsel and its CEO, before the sale of the company to United Health, returning to private practice.

    Mr. Schefman's experience in insurance has 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 all been applied on behalf of his injured clients and has produced significant results that rpotect the client's recovery.

    Mr. Schefman has served as a lobbyist, and on the board of directors of a health maintenance organization and a managed care trade association, and as one of the founding memerbs of Citizens for Affordable No-Fault, a non-profit entity dedicated to the preservation of Michigan's no-fault system.

    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 in both 2019 and 2020. He had been a runner-up for “Entrepreneur of the Year” from Ernst & Young in 1998 for his formation and financing of an insurance company with venture captial funds.

    Today, Bryan remains committed to helpiung his clients; clients who have been physically and emotionally injuryed, families that have had their lives upended as a result of a loved ones brain injury, and families seeking to hold other accountable for the wrongful death of a loved one.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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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
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    Office Location for Bryan L. Schefman

    40900 Woodward Avenue
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

    Phone: 248-800-1665

    Fax: 248-562-3225

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    Last Updated: 5/7/2020

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