Scott Weidenfeller

Scott Weidenfeller

Location:
Okemos, Michigan
Phone:
517-220-6100
877-259-1189
Fax:
517-393-3003
Email:

Since 1997, Scott Weidenfeller has focused on helping the most seriously and permanently injured clients. Medical costs necessitated by negligent healthcare can be overwhelming for many families. Unfortunately, governmental programs, and even many private healthcare companies, do not provide adequate coverage for these necessities. Scott is an effective, knowledgeable and persistent advocate for his clients who find themselves in this unfortunate position.

Scott has tried cases in three different States and has personally recovered millions in compensation for his clients. His recent settlements include $4.8 and $1.5 million dollars. Some of his most recent jury verdicts include a $1.215 million dollar jury verdict in Macomb County; a $988,000 dollar jury verdict in Oakland County, a $1.17 million dollar jury verdict in Emmet County and a $234,000 dollar jury verdict in Alpena County. He has been featured on the cover of Michigan Lawyer's Weekly and has spoken to many and varied professional groups about trial practice and communication.

Scott also serves as a case evaluator and an arbitrator in negligence claims. He is an Executive Board Member of the Michigan Association for Justice and has received Certificates of Appreciation for Federal Pro Bono work. Scott resides in Northville with his wife Lisa and his son Grey. He is a member of Gideon's International and enjoys travelling, hiking and working out with friends at his local Crossfit Gym.

Areas of Practice

  • Birth Trauma, Neonatal & Pediatric Injuries
  • Professional Negligence/Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Wrongful Death – Arising from Professional Negligence

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: Moot Court
    • Honors: Moot Court Board Member
  • Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Effective Cross Examination of the Medical Expert - A Lawyer's Worksheet, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Effective Discovery in Negligence Cases for New Lawyers, Michigan Association for Justice, Seminar, January 29, 2008
  • Discovery in Negligence Cases, Michigan Association for Justice, Seminar, May 9, 2008
  • Cross Examination of the Medical Expert - A Lawyer's Worksheet, May 9, 2008
  • Lecture; University of Michigan – Engineering Department, Communication of Technical Concepts

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Largest reported malpractice settlement (Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly)
  • Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Section, Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Member, Executive Board
  • American Association for Justice, Litigation Section, Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice, New Lawyer's Committee
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Pro Bono Committee

Pro Bono Activities

  • Gideon’s International, Member