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Secrest Wardle, a premier Defense Firm with lawyers specializing in Civil Litigation, can help you in a multitude of Litigation scenarios.

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Who We Are

A commitment to excellence.

Secrest Wardle is a Michigan litigation defense law firm comprised of lawyers specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal, and commercial clients in a multitude of litigation scenarios. Established over a century ago with a single office in Detroit, Secrest Wardle has grown considerably over the years through a commitment to providing the best legal expertise available. Building on a strong foundation in the civil defense arena, we are now one of the largest law firms in Michigan, offering excellent legal services in a broad range of practice areas.

Secrest Wardle is comprised of 20 individual practice groups, many of which include sub-groups focusing on niche areas of the law. Although Secrest Wardle is one of the largest, most recognized law firms in southeast Michigan, it is our belief that getting to know and then meeting our clients’ needs at a personal level is paramount to our mutual success. While the attorneys in each of our practice groups focus on specialized areas of the law and work closely with our clients, they have the resources and expertise of the entire Firm at their disposal, providing our clients with optimal legal counsel in a broad variety of legal scenarios.

Our clients have expressed that they appreciate receiving the level of attention expected from a small, boutique law firm, while harnessing the full suite of services offered by a firm of our size. We believe focusing attention on our clients’ needs is one of our competitive advantages over other firms providing similar services.

The Firm has represented countless entities in a multitude of legal scenarios. Secrest Wardle’s Appellate Practice Group has vast experience in promoting our clients’ interests at a profound level. Our appellate attorneys possess the legal acumen to shape laws in ways that can benefit entire industries and protect our clients for years to come.

Practice Groups

Focused on your needs.

In any endeavor, focus is the key to success. At Secrest Wardle, we are structured to focus our resources on insurance defense, municipal law, and business law. Within each of these fields, our teams of legal specialists provide the expertise required to meet your specific needs.