Attorney David C. Anderson

David C. Anderson
P: 248-351-5418
F: 248-351-5442

David is a shareholder of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, and has over 20 years of litigation experience. He has successfully defended a wide variety of professional liability claims, ranging from legal malpractice to claims against accountants, insurance agents, architects and engineers, real estate/title agents and even fine art appraisers. He has also successfully defended numerous corporations against product liability claims, including death cases. Over those years, David has gained considerable jury trial and arbitration experience.


Professional Liability
Product Liability

General Civil Litigation


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
(J.D. 1998)

University of Michigan
(A.B. with distinction, 1994)


State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Supreme Court
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. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court


Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (Metro Detroit)
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2018)
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2016, 2020)

Best Lawyers of America®
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2013-2020)
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2013-2020)

Super Lawyers™
—- Professional Liability (2010-2019)
—- Rising Star (2008)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Professional Malpractice Law
—– (2014-2015, 2017, 2020)
—- Legal Malpractice Law
—– (2014-2017, 2020)
—- Insurance Law
—– (2014-2015)
—- Product Liability
—– (2012)

Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2016)

2007 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Golden Gavel Award Winner

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated


State Bar of Michigan
—-– Board of Commissioners
Professional Liability Defense Federation
—-– Board of Directors
Oakland County Bar Association
—-– Past President (2016-2017)
American Bar Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel
—-– Professional Liability Committee Vice Chair of Webinars
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Michigan State Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Trustee)
Macomb County Bar Foundation (Trustee)
St. Lawrence Education Fund Inc.  (Trustee)
Case Evaluator, Macomb County Circuit Court, Oakland County Circuit Court,and Wayne County Circuit Court
Appointed Facilitator and Discovery Master, Oakland County Circuit Court
Appointed by Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan to serve on the State Bar Character and Fitness Committee (2011-2013)


G&V v Lawyer – Obtained no cause verdict on behalf of transactional lawyer in $2M two-week jury trial

Reed v Lawyer – Obtained no cause verdict on behalf of patent lawyer in $4M two-week jury trial

Hall v Lawyer – Obtained no cause verdict on behalf of plaintiff’s lawyer in $2M jury trial

Obtained favorable judgment against insurance agent on behalf of large insurer after arbitration

Successfully defended a consumer goods manufacturer in death case that went to arbitration

Successfully defended a transactional lawyer and law firm in a $2M arbitration

Successfully defended a sports agent in a $30M legal malpractice case

Successfully defended a multinational corporation in a $63M product liability case

Obtained summary disposition/judgment on behalf of numerous and varied professionals


Presented at Lloyd’s of London on a product liability panel entitled: You Can’t Get There From Here: Autonomous Vehicles and Drones Won’t Be Delivering Your Cannabis Anytime Soon, but All Three Present Developing Challenges for Insurers and Claims Professionals. (November 2019)

Appeared on Practical Law, a television show hosted by attorney Henry Gornbein, on behalf of the Oakland County Bar Association.

Presented at the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Conference in New York in a session entitled: Trying a Case and Strategies for Handling Legal Malpractice Cases: Emerging Trial Issues, New Defenses and Novel Ideas, and a Brief Examination of Circumstances under which It Can Be Appropriate to Admit Negligence. (October 2016)

David spoke at the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Professionalism in Action Program. (August 2018)

David spoke at the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) Professional Liability Roundtable at NYU Law School in New York City. David’s topic was “When the Tripartite Relationship is Challenged by Coverage Issues.” (May 2013)

David co-hosted the Oakland County Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Conference. The focus of the conference was social media as it relates to privacy issues in the practice of law. (March 2011)

David spoke at the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Meeting. David’s topic was “Strategies and Pitfalls Associated with Notices of Fault.” (September 2009)


Legal Malpractice Report, Michigan Defense Quarterly (January 2010-Present)

Defending Professional Liability Claims in Bankruptcy Court, ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, Current Reports, Vol. 31, p 595 (October 2015)

Second Opinion Column, Claims Magazine/, Vol. 63, No. 7 (July 2015)

Swinging for the Fences: Best Practices for Keeping Your Eye on the Ball, Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Vol. 5 Issue 4 (Fall 2013)

Ten Tips for Navigating Michigan’s Notice of Nonparty at Fault Requirements, Michigan Bar Journal, Vol 90, No. 12 (December 2011)

The New Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26: Encouraging More Open Communication Between Attorneys and Expert Witnesses, DRI Trials and Tribulations, Vol. 17, Issue 3 (December 16, 2011)

Social Media and Word-of-Mouse Discovery Tips 4 Litig8tors, DRI Riding the E&O Line, Vol. 3 Issue 1 (March 15, 2011)

We Don’t Do Windows: Excluding Collateral Matters from the Scope of Representation, DRI For the Defense, p 80 (March 2007)

The Last Man Standing: Viability of Malpractice Claims Against Estate Planning Attorneys Substantially Eroded,Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Spring 2003)

The Road to a More Rewarding Practice, Laches (September 2002)

Are Attorneys Who Represent Local Government Bodies Immune from §1983 Liability? Absolutely . . . or Qualifiedly, Michigan Defense Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2000)

Jack of Two Trades: Ethical Considerations for Real Estate Lawyers Who Are Also Agents Or Owners Of Title Insurance Businesses, 26 Mich Real Prop Rev 83 (1999)


David donates his time and energy to charity work on a regular basis. He has raised funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Women’s Survival Center, The Boys & Girls Club of Oakland County, The United Way, Lighthouse, and The Child Abuse & Neglect Council/CARE House, among other charities. He has run two marathons in order to raise funds to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.