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At Harvey Kruse, Dave Roth has developed experience litigating matters in Michigan state and federal courts and has received favorable results for his clients, which have included successfully drafting and arguing various motions for summary disposition in numerous courts and obtaining favorable settlements. Dave has experience defending various civil matters, including auto negligence claims, no-fault claims, insurance coverage disputes, 1983 excessive force claims, and claims brought under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and Whistleblower Protection Act. As an associate attorney at Collins & Blaha P.C., Dave represented Michigan school districts before the Teacher’s Tenure Commission and in litigation of labor arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, and also conducted investigations of employee misconduct, including complaints of harassment and hostile work environment. As an Assistant City Attorney, Dave represented the City of Flint in various employment matters including defense of claims brought in State Court for discrimination under the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, Constructive Discharge, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and administrative hearings before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Dave grew up in Northville, Michigan. After attending college and law school in East Lansing, he moved to Grand Blanc. In his spare time, Dave enjoys reading about history, weightlifting, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • No-Fault First Party Automobile Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Education

  • Michigan State University
    B.A., 2010
  • Michigan State University, College of Law
    J.D., 2013

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2014)

Employment

  • Associate Attorney at Harvey Kruse, P.C. (2018—present)
  • Associate Attorney at Collins & Blaha, P.C. (2016—2018)
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Flint (2013—2016)

Organizations

  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC)

Representative Matters

 

  • Sherri M. Stawick v Charles A. Bobay, and Sheplers Inc. (June 2019). Obtained summary disposition for Defendants, with the Trial Court finding Plaintiff, did not sustain a threshold injury after receiving a facial scar in a bicyclist vs. automobile accident, where the settlement demand was $65,000.00.

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