Harvey Kruse, P.C.

Attorneys & Counselors

1050 Wilshire Drive
Suite 320
Troy, Michigan 48084

Telephone (248) 649-7800

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Attorney Resumes

DALE R. BURMEISTER, born Hart, Michigan, July 30, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1975); University of Detroit (J.D., magna cum laude, 1978). Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Secured Transactions and Negotiable Instruments. Member, Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society. Member, 1976-1977 and Executive Editor, 1977-1978, University of Detroit Journal of Urban Law. Author: Comment, "Campaign Reform in Michigan: Removing the Tarnish and the Taint." 54 University of Detroit Journal of Urban Law 513-52, 1977. Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, Detroit College of Law, 1979-1981. Law Clerk to Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1978-1980. Named a 2010 "Super Lawyer" in Mcihigan. Member: Detroit Bar Association, American Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. PRACTICE AREAS: Employment Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Toxic Torts; Products Liability Law; Computer Litigation; Environmental Law, Insurance Coverage.    E-mail: dburmeister@harveykruse.com 

DAHLIA N. DALLO, born Detroit, Michigan, May 11, 1978; admitted to bar 2003.  Education: Michigan State University- James Madison College (B.A. 2000); University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D. 2003).  President of the UDM Student Bar Association (2002-2003), Member of the Moot Court Board of Directors (2001-2003).  Recipient:  UDM Presidential Scholarship (2003), State of Michigan Moot Court Competition Semifinalist and Brief Award (2002), UDM Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition Champion and Best Brief Award (2002); Member: State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Chaldean Bar Association, and UDM Law School Alumni Board; Practice Areas: Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense, and Personal Injury. E-Mail: ddallo@harveykruse.com

 LARRY W. DAVIDSON, born Marquette, Michigan, March 9, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., 1973); Detroit College of Law (J.D., 1976). Member: State Bar of Michigan. PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Law; Products Liability Law; Premises Liability Defense; Construction Liability; Toxic Torts.  E-mail: ldavidson@harveykruse.com

KIRT B. DEVRIES (1949-1994).

DENNIS M. GOEBEL, born Detroit, Michigan, January 17, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Michigan. Education: Western Michigan University (B.A., cum laude, 1969); Wayne State University (J.D., cum laude, 1973). Member: Detroit and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Insurance Counsel; Economic Club of Detroit. PRACTICE AREAS: Products Liability Law; Insurance Law; Personal Injury Law.   Read more by clicking here.  E-mail: dgoebel@harveykruse.com

MICHAEL J. GUSS, born Detroit, Michigan, July 15, 1964; admitted to bar, 1989, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction, 1986); Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1989). Member: PRACTICE AREAS: Insurance Defense; Automobile Negligence; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Dramshop Defense.  mguss@harveykruse.com

RICHARD A. HARVEY (1922 - 2001).  Admitted to bar, 1948, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (LL.B., 1948). Gamma Eta Gamma. Instructor of Law, University of Detroit Law School, 1950-1952. Member: Macomb County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan; International Association of Insurance Counsel; Federation of Insurance Counsel; Michigan Defense Attorneys Association; Detroit Defense Attorneys Association. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers. PRACTICE AREAS: Product Liability Law; Insurance Law; Maritime Law.

DENISE P. HICKEY, born, Detroit, Michigan, March 17, 1969; admitted to bar, 1995, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (A. B., 1991); University of Detroit (J.D., 1995); American Inns of Court. Outside Articles Title Editor, University of Detroit Law Review. Managing Editor, University of Detroit Moot Court Executive Board. Member: State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association. PRACTICE AREAS: Products Liability Law; Insurance Law; Personal Injury Law.  Ms. Hickey is Of Counsel to the firm and is the Assistant Dean in Charge of Special Projects for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

PAUL B. HYNES (1946 - 2006). Admitted to bar, 1974, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (A. B., 1968; J.D., cum laude, 1974). Alpha Sigma Nu. Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1974-1975. Member: Detroit and Oakland County Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan; Defense Counsel Institute; Association of Defense Trial Counsel. PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Law; Insurance Law; Environmental and Toxic Torts; Products Liability. 

KIMBERLY A. KARDASZ, born Lansing, Michigan, December 18, 1974; admitted to bar, 2000, Michigan.  Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1997); Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000).  Law Review, Research Editor, 1998-2000.  Law Clerk to Hon. Jessica R. Cooper, Michigan Court of Appeals, 2001-2004.  Member: State Bar of Michigan. E-Mail: kkardasz@harveykruse.com

THOMAS F. KAUZA, born Dearborn, Michigan, November 23, 1948; admitted to bar, 1978, Michigan. Education: United States Military Academy (B.S., 1970); University of Alaska (M.B.A., 1974); University of Detroit (J.D., 1978). 1978 Recipient, The National Order of Barristers. Board Director, Moot Court, 1977-1978. Jessup International Moot Court Team, 1978. Member: Detroit Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan. [Capt., U.S. Army, 1970-1975]. PRACTICE AREAS: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Law; Products Liability Law; Construction Law.  E-Mail: tkauza@harveykruse.com

JOHN A. KRUSE, born Detroit, Michigan, September 11, 1926; admitted to bar, 1952, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (B.S., 1949; J.D., cum laude, 1952). Delta Theta Phi. Member: Detroit Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan (Chairman, Negligence Section, 1974-1975); International Association of Defense Counsel; Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference; Defense Research Institute; Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Product Liability Advisory Council. PRACTICE AREAS: Product Liability;Toxic Tort; Tort Defense; Business Litigation; Insurance Law.  E-mail: jkruse@harveykruse.com

STEPHANIE I. MARINO, born Detroit, Michigan, October 16, 1978; admitted to bar, 2004, Michigan. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 2001); Wayne State University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004). The Wayne Law Review, Editor 2002-2003; Survey Editor 2003-2004. Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, Oral Coach and Brief Writer 2002-2003.  Author: Note, "Lopez v. Davis: Has the Bureau of Prisons Exceeded Its Discretionary Power Over Early Release Programs Enacted by Congress?”  49 The Wayne Law Review 1007, 2004.  Member: State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association.  PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Law; Insurance Law; Premises Liability Defense; Commercial Litigation; Construction Liability; Toxic Torts.  E-mail: smarino@harveykruse.com.

JASON R. MATHERS, born June 9, 1974, Madison Heights, Michigan; admitted to bar 2003, Michigan.  Education:  Wayne State University (B.S., 1999); WSU Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2003); Law Review, Editor 2001-2002; Senior Articles Editor 2002-2003. Member:  American Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan. Email: jmathers@harveykruse.com

ANNE V. McARDLE, born Detroit, Michigan, December 15, 1972; admitted to bar, 2000, Michigan.  Education: Michigan State University (B.A. 1995); University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D. 2000).  Member: State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association. Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Automobile Negligence, Premises Liability, Worker’s Compensation and Asbestos Litigation.  E-mail: amcardle@harveykruse.com

LANAE L. MONERA, born Zeeland, Michigan, September 28, 1971; admitted to bar, 1996, Michigan. Education: Grand Valley State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993); Wayne State University (J.D., cum laude, 1996). Senior Articles Editor, The Wayne Law Review, 1995-1996. Assistant Editor, 1994-1995. Recipient: Silver Key Certificate, 1994-1995; David Martin Memorial Award, 1993-1994; American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, 1993-1994; Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Torts, 1993-1994. Author: Note, "Michigan's Domestic Violence Laws: A Critique and Proposals for Reform," The Wayne Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, Fall, 1995. Member: State Bar of Michigan. PRACTICE AREAS: Insurance Defense; Premises Liability; Products Liability.  E-Mail: lmonera@harveykruse.com

TERRY J. PAWLOWSKI, born Detroit, Michigan, February 1, 1948; admitted to bar, 1984, Michigan. Education: Wayne State University (B.A. 1971); Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984). Recipient, Clarence M. Burton Memorial Scholarship; American Jurisprudence Award. Member: State Bar of Michigan. PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Litigation; Toxic Torts; Products Liability; Environmental Law; Civil Rights. E-Mail: tpawlowski@harveykruse.com

FRANCIS H. PORRETTA, born Detroit, Michigan, May 19, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Michigan. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1974); University of Detroit (J.D., 1977). Gamma Eta Gamma. Member: Detroit Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Negligence Law Section); Italian American Bar Association. PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Law; Products Liability Law; Insurance Law; Construction Accidents; Medical Malpractice.  E-mail: fporretta@harveykruse.com

JOHN R. PREW, born Detroit, Michigan, February 3, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1989, U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1985); Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988). Law Review, Detroit College of Law, 1986-1988. Member: State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association. [Major, U.S. Marine Corps., 1989-1993]. Practice Areas: Products Liability; Commercial Litigation; Contracts; Automobile Negligence; Employment Law. E-mail: jprew@harveykruse.com

WILLIAM F. RIVARD, born Dearborn, Michigan, September 11, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Michigan. Education: Henry Ford Community College (A.S., 1977); Michigan State University (B.S., 1979); Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984). Editor, Detroit College of Law Review, 1983-1984. Recipient: DeWitt Holbrook Award for Scholarship; American Jurisprudence Book Awards, Criminal Law, Administrative Law. Author: "Is There a Place for the Challenge of the Radically-Based Peremptory Challenge?" Detroit College of Law Review, No. 4, 1984. Legal Research Instructor, Detroit College of Law, 1983. Pre-Hearing Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1984-1985. Special Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1985-1987. Member: State Bar of Michigan. PRACTICE AREAS: Toxic Tort; Automobile Negligence; No-Fault Insurance; Premises Liability; Products Liability.  E-Mail: wrivard@harveykruse.com

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT, born Detroit, Michigan, October 5, 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, Michigan. Education: University of Detroit (B.S., summa cum laude, 1971; J.D., magna cum laude, 1975) Alpha Sigma Nu; Beta Gamma Sigma. Associate Editor, Journal of Urban Law, 1974-1975. Member: Oakland Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; Fellow of the Michigan State Bar (Member, Sections on: Negligence; Economics); International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Association of Defense Trial Counsel. REPORTED CASES: Buschlen v. Ford Motor Company, 421 Mich 192, 364 NW2d 619 (1984); Pritts v. J.I. Case Co., 108 Mich App 22, 310 NW2d 261 1981, lv den 413 Mich 909 (1982);Leahan v. Stroh Brewery Co., 420 Mich 108, 359 NW2d 524 (1984); Rasmussen v. Louisville Ladder, 211 Mich App 541, 536 NW2d 221 (1995); Alyas v. Wausau, 208 Mich App 324, NW2d (1995); Nikles v. Ryerson, 995 F2d 1067 (6th Cir. 1994); Michigan Millers v. National Lumber, 196 Mich App 367, 494, NW2d 1 (1992); Mahdesian v. Ryerson, 782 F. Supp 63 (ED Mich, 1992); Ford v INA, 157 Mich App 642, 403 NW2d 200 (1987);Thomas v. Process Equipment, 154 Mich App 78, 397, NW2d 224 (1986); Berger v Mead, 127 Mich App 209, 338 NW2d 919 (1983); lv den 419 Mich 867 (1984); Tope v. Waterford Hills Road Racing, 81 Mich App 591, 265 NW2d (1978); lv den 405 Mich 822 (1979); Michigan Sugar v Employers Mutual, 107 Mich App 9, 308 NW2d 684 (1981); lv den 417 Mich 1046 (1983); Scott v Employers Mutual, 113 Mich App 241, 318 NW2d 32 (1982), lv den 422 Mich 892, 368 NW2d 236 (1985); Ledl v. Quik-Pik, 133 Mich. App 583, 349 NW2d 529 (1984); McMath v. Ford 77 Mich App 721, 259 NW2d 140 (1977); Darin v. Armstrong v. Ben Agree Co., 88 Mich App. 128, 276 NW2d 869 (1979), lv den 406 Mich 1007 (1979).  E-mail: mschmidt@harveykruse.com

GARY L. STEC, born Dearborn, Michigan, November 24, 1954; admitted to bar, 1980, Michigan. Education: University of Michigan (B.S.A., 1979); University of Detroit (J.D., cum laude, 1980). Member, National Order of Barristers, 1980. Vice Chairman, Moot Court, 1980. Member, National Tax Competition Team, 1979. Member: Oakland County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan. PRACTICE AREAS: Products Liability Law; Personal Injury Law; Surety Law; Bond Law. E-Mail: glstec@harveykruse.com

GEORGE W. STEEL, born Detroit, Michigan, December 23, 1946; admitted to bar, 1977, Michigan. Education University of Michigan (B.B.A., 1967); University of Detroit (J.D., cum laude, 1977). Member, 1976-1977 and Associate Editor, 1977, Journal of Urban Law. Member: Genesee County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Negligence and Environmental Law Sections). PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Law; Products Liability Law; Toxic Torts.  E-mail: gsteel@harveykruse.com

JAMES SUKKAR, born Detroit, Michigan, March 30, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Education: Wayne State University (B.A., 1974); Detroit College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards for Estate Taxes, 1977 and Agency, 1976. Law Clerk to Hon. Vincent J. Brennan, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1978-1979. Member: Detroit, Macomb County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Negligence Section). PRACTICE AREAS: Product Liability Law; Construction Liability; Toxic Torts; Transportation Liability.  E-Mail: jsukkar@harveykruse.com

J. KENNETH WAINWRIGHT, JR., born Elizabeth, New Jersey, December 13, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, Michigan and U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan; 1976, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1978, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky. Education: Boston College (A.B., summa cum laude, 1970; J.D., cum laude, 1975). Member, 1973-1975 and Executive Editor, 1974-1975, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. Author: "Spring Valley Public Purpose and Land Use Regulation in a Taking Context," 3 B.C. Environmental Affairs Law Review 327 (1974). Panelist: ALI-ABA Seminar, "The Role of Corporate Counsel in Litigation," 1986; ABA National Convention (Tort and Insurance Practice Section) "The Future of Tort Litigation -- The Year 2000 and Beyond," 1991. Senior Litigation Counsel (Automotive Sector) and Assistant General Counsel, AlliedSignal, Inc., 1984-1997. Member: New Jersey State and American (Member: Litigation Section; Tort and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan; American Corporate Counsel Association; Defense Research Institute; Product Liability Advisory Council. [Sgt., U.S. Army, Military Police Corps, 1970-1972]. PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation; Product Liability; Toxic Torts; Contracts; Uniform Commercial Code. Email: jkwainwright@msn.com

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