Attorney Peter J. Tomasek

Peter J. Tomasek

peter.tomasek@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-663-7720
F: 248-663-7721
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Peter’s practice focuses on appellate litigation but also includes trial-level brief writing, especially at the summary-disposition stage. Before joining the firm, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Colleen A. O’Brien and as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals. While in law school, Peter worked as a teaching assistant for three courses and as a graduate assistant with the school’s academic resource center, served on two law reviews and as the coordinator for the intra-school moot court competition, and earned certificates of merit in seven courses. Peter has also served as an attorney-mentor for undergraduate-level mock trial teams and has experience teaching moot court classes at the law-school level.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate


EDUCATION

Western Michigan University
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(LL.M. in Taxation, 2015;
J.D. magna cum laude, 2014)

Adrian College
(B.A. summa cum laude, 2011)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
District of Columbia Bar

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
—–– Appellate Practice Section
Oakland County Bar Association
—–– Inns of Court
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
—–– Amicus Committee
Washtenaw County Bar Association


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Sundrla v Republic Parking Sys, Inc, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued April 24, 2018 (Docket No. 337582): The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant summary disposition in the defendant’s favor in a premises-liability lawsuit arising out of a slip-and-fall in a parking garage’s icy stairwell. The Court held that the stairs’ dangerousness was open and obvious despite the fact that the ice was invisible and the stairwell wasn’t open to the winter elements.


PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Author, Defendant Cites Bahri, and Plaintiff Cites Shelton – Now What?, Res Ipsa Loquitur (March/April 2018)

Keynote Speaker, “10th Annual Celebration: ROE Alumni Share the Impact of Adrian College on Their Lives,” Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan (April 10, 2018)


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Peter volunteers in the metro-Detroit legal community in many ways. He currently provides pro bono legal representation to clients in immigration cases through the ACLU and civil rights cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Peter also volunteers in the local academic community, presenting to middle- and high-school students, mentoring undergraduate mock-trial participants, and evaluating law students at mock trial and moot court competitions.