Lindsey A. Peck
Lindsey’s well-rounded and versatile skill set has enabled her to wear many hats throughout her career—litigator, trial attorney, and appellate practitioner. She has litigated countless cases that resulted in summary disposition or summary judgment in favor of her clients. She has also tried multiple cases, all of which resulted in defense verdicts in favor of her clients. For the past few years, she has focused on appellate practice. Her eye for detail and penchant for writing have been the key to her success in both state and federal appellate courts.
In addition to her experience in general liability and personal injury defense, Lindsey has extensive experience in municipal law. She has defended municipal agencies, departments, appointed and elected officials, officers, and employees against a broad spectrum of claims, including statutory claims, civil rights claims, tort claims, zoning and land use claims, employment claims, and contract claims arising out of public works infrastructure projects and improvements. She has also advised boards, commissions, councils, departments, and other levels of government on a wide array of issues that arise in the context of municipal governance.
Member, State Bar of Michigan
—–Appellate Practice Section
Latits v. Phillips, — F.3d — (6th Cir. 2017) (convinced the Sixth Circuit that a police officer who shot and killed a fleeing motorist is entitled to qualified immunity) (December 2017)
Nielsen v. Safeguard Properties LLC, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued November 9, 2017 (Docket No 333244) (convinced the Court of Appeals that a property preservation company, which works with mortgage companies nationwide to secure properties that have been vacated following a mortgagor’s default, is not a “debt collector” or a “collection agency” within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Michigan Regulation of Collection Practices Act, or the Michigan Occupational Code) (November 2017)
Livingston Christian Schools v. Genoa Charter Township, 858 F.3d 996 (6th Cir. 2017) (convinced the Sixth Circuit that a township did not violate a religious school’s rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act) (June 2017)
Nyilas v. Steinaway, 686 Fed. Appx. 355 (6th Cir. 2017) (convinced the Sixth Circuit that deputies who made a warrantless entry and deployed a flash bang did not violate the occupants’ clearly established constitutional rights) (April 2017)
Joe v. Community Emergency Medical Service, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued May 26, 2016 (Docket No 323276) (convinced the Court of Appeals that 911 dispatchers did not commit gross negligence or proximately cause the decedent’s death) (May 2016)
Caldwell v. City of Southfield, No. 13-15283, 2015 WL 7016336 (E.D. Mich. 2015) (convinced the District Court that an officer who shot a fleeing armed robbery suspect did not violate the Fourth Amendment or state law) (November 2015)
Auto-Owners v. Seils, 310 Mich. App. 132 (2015) (convinced the Court of Appeals that a corporation could not be held vicariously liable under the Dram Shop Act) (March 2015)
Baker v. Smiscik, 49 F. Supp. 3d 489 (E.D. Mich. 2014) (convinced the District Court that officers who detained and searched a patron openly carrying a rifle and a pistol in a coffee shop did not violate any clearly established rights under the Fourth Amendment or the Second Amendment) (September 2014)
Edgerson v. Matatall, No. 10-14954 (E.D. Mich. 2014) (convinced a federal jury that an officer who fired more than ten shots at a suspect following a car chase did not violate the Fourth Amendment or state law) (January 2014)
In re Bambas, unpublished order of the Court of Appeals, issued July 26, 2012 (Docket No 309221) (convinced the Court of Appeals to grant a rare summary affirmance in a case where a litigant and his attorney accused a judge of harboring a bias that undermined her ability to impartially reside over a criminal trial) (July 2012)
Callahan v. Steinaway, 12-10774 (E.D. Mich. 2013) (convinced a federal jury that a deputy/student resource officer did not violate the Fourth Amendment or state law when he tackled and handcuffed a student accused of assault) (August 2013)
How to Write an Effective Brief, American Constitution Society
Lindsey has spoken to various groups about law-enforcement liability.