Bryan Schefman

Top rated personal injury attorney in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Schefman & Associates, PC
Bryan Schefman
Schefman & Associates, PC

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1983

Education: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
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Schefman & Associates, PC

40900 Woodward Avenue
Ste. 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 Visit website

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Bryan Schefman is the lead litigation attorney at Schefman & Associates in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has more than 35 years of experience serving clients in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout the state of Michigan. He remains committed to helping his clients who have been physically and emotionally injured, families that have had their lives upended as a result of a loved one’s brain injury, and families seeking to hold others accountable for the wrongful death of a loved one.

Over the first 10 years of his legal practice, Mr. Schefman focused on representing plaintiffs and physicians in medical malpractice cases, as well as injured victims in automobile, complex medical and drug product cases. He co-founded the Great Lakes Health Plan, Inc., in 1994, a licensed health maintenance organization, and served for several years as its general counsel before becoming its CEO. After the sale of the company to UnitedHealthcare in 2002, he returned to private practice.

With his extensive experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Schefman has developed a comprehensive understanding of benefits coordination, ERISA liens and reimbursements, government and insurance lien law, Medicare Secondary Payer claims, subrogation and general business law. Using this knowledge, he has been able to help injured clients and medical providers recover tens of millions of dollars. He also assists neurosurgeons and other rehabilitative care clients with no-fault insurance claims as well as conflicts arising from competing or superseding coverages.

In addition to having served as a lobbyist and a director of the board of a health maintenance organization and a managed care trade association, Mr. Schefman is one of the founding members of Citizens for Affordable No-Fault, a non-profit entity dedicated to the preservation of Michigan’s no-fault system. DBusiness Magazine nominated him to its Top Lawyers list for multiple years. 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 capital funds.

Mr. Schefman attended the University of Michigan to receive his bachelor’s degree in education in 1977. He graduated with his Juris Doctor degree 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 U.S. district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Brain injury, Trucking accidents

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1983, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.schefmanlaw.com/attorney/schefman-bryan-l/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Michigan Coalition for Affordable No Fault, Board of Directors, Member
Honors/Awards:
  • Runner-up in Ernst & Young’s/Crain’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”, 1998
  • Runner-up, Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young’s/Crain, 1998
  • 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
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.
Educational Background:
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., 1977
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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member Oakland County Bar Case Evaluation Committee, 2019
  • MCO/HMO Trade Association, Board of Directors, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section & Healthcare Section, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • Michigan, 1983
Industry Groups:
  • Injured People and Medical Professionals

Office location for Bryan Schefman

40900 Woodward Avenue
Ste. 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Phone: 248-800-1665

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

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