Attorney Patrick D. Crandell

Patrick D. Crandell

patrick.crandell@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-6022
F: 248-351-6021
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As an insurance coverage attorney, Patrick devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending insurance coverage actions in both state and federal court. He has vast experience preparing coverage opinions,  counseling insurance carriers on complex insurance coverage disputes, and handling construction and contractual matters. Before joining the firm, Patrick also handled an array of civil and criminal matters, including employment, constitutional, and white collar criminal defense.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Insurance Coverage
General & Automotive Liability
Product Liability
Construction Defect Claims


EDUCATION

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(J.D. cum laude, 2008)

Western Michigan University
(B.A. cum laude, 2005)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in a number of state courts


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Super Lawyers™
—- Rising Star (2015-2018)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Litigation – Insurance
—– (2018)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

State Bar of Michigan
—- Insurance and Indemnity Law Section (Council Member)
—- Representative Assembly
Oakland County Bar Association
—- Legislative Committee
Livonia Economic Development Corporation (Board of Directors)
Livonia Chamber of Commerce
Armadillo Club


 PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Insurance Coverage

Won summary judgment for insurer regarding the lack of coverage for an incident involving a rental vehicle not covered by the employer’s automobile insurance policy. (June 2016)

Won summary judgment for insurer regarding the lack of coverage for alleged acts that happened prior to the first policy period. (April 2016)

Won summary disposition for insurer regarding a defective workmanship case filed on behalf of a fire suppression system contractor. (January 2013)

Won summary disposition for insurer regarding a defective workmanship case filed by a painting contractor, affirmed on appeal. (October 2012)

Won summary disposition for insurer regarding the lack of coverage for a default judgment against an apartment complex.

General Liability

Won summary judgment for a trucking company where Court held that a leased employee’s claims were barred by the WDCA’s exclusive-remedy provision. (March 2016)

Won summary judgment for a logistics broker where the Court held that the broker did not owe a duty to an independent contractor’s employee and the broker did not proximately cause plaintiff’s injuries, affirmed on appeal. (April 2014)


PUBLICATIONS

Legislative Update Column, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, a quarterly publication of the State Bar of Michigan’s Insurance and Indemnity Law Section

Co-Author of Ohio Chapter of the 2017 Defense Research Institute Construction Litigation Desk Reference, a State-by-State Compendium