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John A. Kruse

September 11, 1926 – April 22, 2022

 

John A. Kruse, one of the two founding partners of Harvey Kruse, P.C., passed away peacefully at his home on April 22, 2022. Click here to visit his tribute page to read the full obituary, gather event information and share a memory or express your condolences.

 

 

Comprehensive, Aggressive Civil Defense

Harvey Kruse, P.C. is a Michigan based, client-driven civil defense firm that provides responsive, high-quality representation to a range of clients involved in state and federal disputes.  Since our founding in 1969, we have developed a reputation as aggressive, efficient litigators who are ready and willing to take a case to trial when necessary.

What We Do

We provide skilled defense counsel to a diverse set of clients, including individuals, governmental entities, partnerships, corporations, sole proprietorships and insurance companies.  At Harvey Kruse, we handle various legal matters for clients in the State of Michigan, as well as on a national level (for some of our larger clients).

Why Choose
Harvey Kruse

Boutique Approach,

Big Firm Resources

At Harvey Kruse, we pride ourselves on our boutique approach to legal representation. Unlike many of our competitors, we maintain low overhead costs, which enables us to invest greater time, attention, and resources towards each of our clients so that we can better personalize our representation to their circumstances.  Despite the fact that we have grown into one of the larger civil defense firms in Michigan, we continue to encourage deep engagement with our clients and we actively nurture one-on-one attorney-client relationships.

We operate with a boutique mentality but are able to take advantage of the economies of scale typical of a large firm.  As a result, we can provide high-quality legal advocacy at reasonable rates.

Our Firm
Willingness to

Try a Case

Our team is comprised of battle-tested litigators who are ready and willing to try a case to its conclusion.  Many of our attorneys previously served as judicial clerks in the Court of Appeals, in federal courts, and in the Michigan supreme court.  They’ve been enveloped in litigation since the beginning of their careers. As such, they are well-acquainted with the unique challenges of complex defense litigation and are comfortable handling a dispute in the courtroom.

This aggressive approach to civil defense litigation gives us substantial leverage at the negotiating table.  Opposing counsel are aware of our hard-earned reputation as aggressive defense litigators and must carefully consider the risk of advancing to trial.  Thanks to this dynamic, we are able to secure favorable settlements in cases that might otherwise lead to extended litigation.

Results
Cost-Efficient

Representation

Many of our clients have strict budgetary requirements, so circumstances require that we identify the relevant issues at an early stage and develop a workable strategic plan.  By handling these matters at an early stage, we are able to maintain a high level of transparency with regard to our representation of the client in a given case.  

We engage in flat-fee agreements with clients, ensuring cost containment, particularly in cases that involve issues of substantial scale.  The flat-fee structure leads to a number of efficiencies that would not otherwise exist if we were being financially incentivized to bill as many hours as possible.

Practice
Intelligent

Staffing

We believe in remaining flexible and dynamic over the course of a dispute in order to respond appropriately as the case evolves.  The way in which we staff cases is representative of this commitment. We are very judicious about keeping the number of attorneys staffed on a given case manageable, and we evaluate cases up-front, advising on changes when necessary.

Our broad experience in the civil defense realm allows us to staff more intelligently so that we can serve our clients better.  When we are approached with a case, we staff attorneys on the case who have previously handled cases of the same kind (or of a similar nature).  These attorneys can be more efficient in navigating the dispute on behalf of the client as they understand the details and do not unnecessarily waste resources.

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