Richard T. Counsman

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Detroit, MI

McKeen & Associates, PC
 | 645 Griswold Street, Suite 4200
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-4400
Fax: 313-961-5985
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Richard T. Counsman is an attorney at McKeen & Associates, PC. From the firm's offices in Detroit, Michigan, he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the state and across the country who have suffered economic and non-economic losses due to the negligent acts or omissions of other parties. Mr. Counsman places a particular emphasis on hospital negligence and other forms of medical malpractice, including lawsuits centered around the delivery process. He also handles cases involving nursing home abuse. He has been successful in obtaining numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients.

    Some representative cases that Mr. Counsman and other members of his firm have been involved in have included the largest medical malpractice jury award in state history in a case against a hospital involving an infant who suffered brain damage as a result of emergency room negligence. Another involved negligence on the part of obstetrics personnel that resulted in a jury award of nearly $16 million to the parents of a baby who was born with cerebral palsy after a failure to perform a cesarean section. Mr. Counsman's fellow professionals have taken notice of these and other successes as well as of his superb ethics, and as a result, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Counsman attended Kalamazoo College, and he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to pursue his legal education at what was then known as Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985. Mr. Counsman is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

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    About Richard Counsman

    Admitted: 1985, Michigan

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan, 1985

    Educational Background:

    • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, B.A.
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    645 Griswold Street
    Suite 4200
    Detroit, MI 48226

    Phone: 313-961-4400

    Fax: 313-961-5985

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    Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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