Attorney Timothy F. Casey

Timothy F. Casey

timothy.casey@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5471
F: 248-351-5467
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Tim has over 30 years of experience in insurance coverage and indemnity contract matters, including preparing opinions, declaratory judgment actions and other litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. His practice includes a broad range of general liability, construction, environmental, asbestos, toxic torts, automobile, homeowners, professional liability, umbrella/excess and other specialty coverage matters. Tim has successfully defended multimillion-dollar claims on summary judgment, in trial, and on appeal, and has resolved matters through mediation. He regularly handles matters in many states, and has been admitted pro hac vice in multiple jurisdictions. His practice also includes construction law and other complex litigation matters.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Insurance Coverage
Indemnity Contracts
Construction Law


EDUCATION

St. Louis University School of Law
(J.D. 1980)

University of Notre Dame
(B.A. 1977)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
Washington State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in a number of state courts


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Best Lawyers of America®
—- Insurance Law
—– (2014-2019)
—- Litigation – Insurance
—– (2018-2019)

Super Lawyers™
—- Insurance Coverage (2009-2018)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Insurance Law
—– (2015, 2017)

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
(5.0 out of 5.0)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Bar Association
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
Oakland County Bar Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Chair, Insurance and Indemnity Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2009-2010)


 PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Won summary disposition on appeal for insurer in $20 million environmental insurance coverage case involving multiple manufacturing sites and landfills in several states; Tenneco Inc. v Amerisure Mutual Ins. Co., 281 Mich App 429 (2008)

Won summary disposition in trial court, affirmed on appeal, in $750,000 homeowner’s insurance coverage case involving fireworks explosion.

Won summary disposition for insurer in $400,000 claims–made policy errors and omissions dispute with title insurance company.

Won defense trial verdict, affirmed on appeal, in multimillion-dollar environmental contamination insurance coverage case involving manufacturing site in Michigan.

Won summary judgment for insurer, affirmed on appeal, in multimillion-dollar Colorado insurance coverage case involving environmental contamination at railroad sites.

Successful result for insurer in coverage litigation in Tennessee involving underlying tobacco liability claims.

Successful result for construction company in construction defect case filed by apartment complex owner.

Successful result for industrial waste management company in toxic tort suit filed by multiple claimants.

Won defense trial verdict of no insurance coverage and obtained policy reformation in federal court case involving numerous underlying asbestos claims.

Won summary judgment for insurer, including policy rescission in federal court case involving professional liability policy.


PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Author of “Casey on Coverage,” a regularly published column for the Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law

Co-author of multiple articles published in the Michigan Bar Journal

Co-author of multiple articles published in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Tim has lectured on insurance matters for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education


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