Patrick D. Crandell

02/29/2020
Patrick D. Crandell
Attorney

Patrick D. Crandell

Attorney

Patrick D. Crandell

Summary

As an insurance coverage attorney, Patrick devotes a significant portion of his practice to litigating insurance coverage actions in both state and federal court. He also prepares coverage opinions, counsels insurance carriers on complex insurance coverage disputes, handles construction and contractual matters, and serves as outside counsel to legislative bodies. Patrick also serves as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer and oversees the firm’s efforts to comply with national cybersecurity regulations.

Practice Areas
Insurance Coverage
Commercial Litigation
General and Automotive Liability
Product Liability
Construction Defect Claims
International Law and Transactions

Credentials

Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2008)
  • Western Michigan University (B.A. cum laude, 2005)
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 state courts

Professional Activities
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Insurance and Indemnity Law Section (Council Member)
    • Representative Assembly
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Legislative Committee
  • Livonia Board of Review
  • Livonia Economic Development Corporation (Board of Directors)
  • Livonia Chamber of Commerce
  • Armadillo Club
Accomplishments
  • Super Lawyers™
    • Rising Star (2015-2019)
  • DBusiness® Top Lawyer
    • Litigation – Insurance (2018)
Prominent Outcomes

Insurance Coverage

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. (June 2016)

Won summary judgment for insurer regarding the lack of coverage for alleged acts that happened prior to the first policy period. (April 2016)

Won summary disposition for insurer regarding a defective workmanship case filed on behalf of a fire suppression system contractor. (January 2013)

Won summary disposition for insurer regarding a defective workmanship case filed by a painting contractor, affirmed on appeal. (October 2012)

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 trucking company where Court held that a leased employee’s claims were barred by the WDCA’s exclusive-remedy provision. (March 2016)

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. (April 2014)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Legislature (And Never Would Have Asked), Oakland County Bar Association LACHES (April 2019)

Legislative Update Column, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, a quarterly publication of the State Bar of Michigan’s Insurance and Indemnity Law Section

Co-Author of Ohio Chapter of the 2017 Defense Research Institute Construction Litigation Desk Reference, a State-by-State Compendium

Collins Einhorn Attorney Patrick D. Crandell Has Been Appointed to the Livonia Board of Review

The Mayor of Livonia, Maureen Miller Brosnan, appointed Collins Einhorn attorney Patrick D. Crandell to the Board of Review, which handles all tax assessment appeals in the city of Livonia. The board is responsible for determining who can increase or decrease any improper assessment.  The Board of Review, comprised of business leaders and community representatives, has the…

Patrick D. Crandell Appointed to Board of Livonia Economic Development Corporation

Attorney Patrick D. Crandell was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Livonia Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The Livonia EDC provides a partnership between the public and private sectors and offers an incentive program designed to help businesses grow and prosper. The role of the Board, composed of business leaders and community representatives, is to discuss the issuing of tax-exempt revenue bonds or notes to finance all or parts of the cost of a project, including acquisition, new construction, renovating of existing property, and machinery and equipment.

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