patrick.crandell@ceflawyers.com
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Insurance Coverage
General & Automotive Liability
Construction Defect Claims
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EDUCATION
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2008)
Western Michigan University (B.A. cum laude, 2005)
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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 states
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS
Listed “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2015-2016)
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Patrick D. Crandell

Patrick is an insurance coverage attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to commencing and defending insurance coverage actions in both state and federal court, preparing coverage opinions and counseling insurance carriers on complex insurance coverage disputes. He is an experienced litigator and has handled a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, including construction, contractual, employment, constitutional and white collar criminal defense.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Member, Oakland County Bar Association Legislative Committee
Council Member, Insurance and Indemnity Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Member, Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan
Member, Livonia Chamber of Commerce
Past Board Member, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni Association
Member, Armadillo Club

PROMINENT OUTCOMES
Insurance Coverage

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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