Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

Founded in 1902, the law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC has a rich history of providing our clients with comprehensive legal service. As a firm with nearly 100 attorneys, we practice throughout Michigan and are widely known for our strategic representation in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, business and corporate law, complex trust work, estate planning, probate, insurance defense, municipal law, health care, employee benefits, employment workers' compensation, banking and financial law, and more.

The strength and diversity of our talent allow us to determine the correct course of action given our clients' unique concerns and position. Working proactively, we pursue the "right-size" solution, whether it means going to court or to the negotiating table. Our firm makes it a priority to move litigation and business transactions forward, so our clients can focus on achieving their next goal.

We also emphasize teamwork and close collaboration with our clients, knowing this approach often leads to optimum results. Throughout our involvement, our lawyers remain accessible to clients for consultations by phone, email, video or in person. We also maintain communication through complimentary newsletters, e-blasts, seminars and webinars.

Furthermore, 49 Foster Swift attorneys hold Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent* rating, signifying excellence in both ethics and legal capability. We have 47 attorneys who were listed in Best Lawyers in America** in 2013, and five who were listed as the Best Lawyers in Michigan in their areas of practice. Twenty-two of our attorneys were also selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list in 2013 in almost every category of litigation and business-related practice, and eight were selected to the organization’s "Rising Stars" list.

At Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, we have stayed true to our Midwestern values of integrity, professionalism and service to our community. Civility has been important to us since our founding. While we act assertively on behalf of our clients, we strive to do so with the highest level of professionalism. We are proud of our reputation for results-oriented representation, comprehensive legal service and tradition of legal excellence.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

Professional Activity

Past President, Michigan State Bar Association



Honors and Awards

Theodore Swift Civility Award

Michigan Lawyers Weekly ranks Foster Swift as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Forty-seven attorneys hold an AV® Preeminent™rating

Best Lawyers in America, 2013


Attorneys Selected


Super Lawyers selects attorneys to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Learn more about selection process.

Learn More »

Practice Areas

  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Civil Litigation Defense
  • 10%Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Government/Cities/Municipalities
  • 10%Health Care
  • 20%Other

All Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Business/Corporate
  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Government/Cities/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Workers' Compensation

Super Lawyers Selected Attorneys

Contact Us

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this web site is intended to convey general information. It should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. It is not an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The use of the internet or this contact form for communication is not necessarily a secure environment. Contacting a lawyer or law firm email through this service will not create an attorney-client relationship, and information will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential.

Page Generated: 1.2373969554901 sec