Collins Einhorn Appellate Attorney Peter J. Tomasek

Peter J. Tomasek

Peter.tomasek@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-663-7720
F: 248-663-7721
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Peter focuses his practice on defending claims against a variety of professionals, including attorneys, law firms, and judges and has defended clients at both the trial and appellate levels. In additional to his professional-liability work, Peter also represents clients in complex products-liability lawsuits.

Before joining the firm, Peter worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Colleen A. O’Brien and as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate

Professional Liability


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. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Tax Court
District of Columbia Bar


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Senior Associate Editor, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law Review

Associate Editor, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Homeland & National Security Law Review

Coordinator, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Intra-School Moot Court Competition

Recipient, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Leadership Achievement Award

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Bar Association
Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court
Washtenaw County Bar Association


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Dagg v Regina-Andrew Design, Inc, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued June 26, 2018 (Docket No. 338314). The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant summary disposition in the defendant’s favor on the plaintiff’s claim that her employment was terminated in retaliation for seeking worker’s-compensation benefits. The Court held that there was an insufficient causal connection between worker’s compensation and her employment being terminated to survive summary disposition.

Pletos v Makower Abatte Guerra Wegner Vollmer, PLLC, ___ Fed.Appx. ___ (6th Cir. 2018). The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to grant summary judgment in the defendant’s favor on plaintiffs’ claims that defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act while attempting to collect on outstanding homeowners-association fees and an underlying state-court judgment regarding those fees. The Court held that Rooker-Feldman doctrine prohibited plaintiffs’ claims because they were nothing more than an attempt to reverse the state-court judgment. The Court also held that, even if the Rooker-Feldman doctrine didn’t apply, their claims still failed as a matter of law.

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.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

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.