Peter J. Tomasek
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.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Michigan
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
– Inns of Court
Member, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
– Amicus Committee
Member, Washtenaw County Bar Association
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)
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.