For more than 20 years, Cameron Getto has litigated complex cases involving professional negligence, products liability, pharmaceuticals, complex torts, employment issues, and commercial disputes, representing an array of clients that include individuals, professionals, non-profits, businesses, and corporations. Cam honors the trust that they’ve placed in him by striving to achieve the best possible results.
Many of the matters Cam handles involve critical medical, engineering, and scientific issues. He prides himself on his ability to process and translate that information for judges and juries at trial and on appeal. Cam has also developed a reputation for fairness, civility, and professionalism that has helped him successfully fight for a wide variety of clients in multiple forums. Because he is familiar with the complex legal and regulatory frameworks in which his human services and professional clients operate, Cam is able to help them navigate the court system to obtain the best possible result, whether it be a summary dismissal, a jury verdict, or a favorable settlement.
Cam also gives back to his profession by sharing insights on the legal issues he’s encountered. He has been published numerous times and has presented at Grand Rounds at Henry Ford Hospital and at Wayne State’s Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a devoted resident of the Huron Valley community, serving in current and past leadership positions with Ann Arbor Academy, the Ypsilanti Board of Education, and the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.
Before becoming a lawyer, Cam earned a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin College and worked in the music industry. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his family, he still continues to write songs and records them in his home studio.
- University of Denver School of Law,
Juris Doctor, 1997
- General Editor, Denver University Law Review
- Vice President of the Board of Trustees, D.U. Student Bookstore, Inc.
- Editor, The Student Writ newspaper
- Oberlin College,
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Music Composition, 1990
- Colorado (inactive)
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- State Bar of Michigan
Negligence Law Section
- Washtenaw County Bar Association
- American Civil Liberties Union
- American Constitution Society
Volunteer, Charitable & Community Organizations
- Ann Arbor Academy, Board of Directors and Secretary
- Friends of the Freighthouse, Board of Advisors
- Ypsilanti Depot Town Association, Advisory Board
- Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors and Former Vice President
- Ypsilanti Board of Education, Former Trustee
- “The Effects of COVID-19 on Appealing a Summary Judgment Ruling,” (with Daniel Pollack), Law Practice Today, September 2020
- “Meeting the Challenge of Child Maltreatment in Rural Areas” (with Daniel Pollack), ABA Child Law Practice, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 2015
- “Legal Immunity for Child Welfare Agencies Signals the End of the Foster Care Liability Case As We Know It,” Res Ipsa Loquitur, Vol. 44, No. 4, July/August 2014.
- “‘Failure to Train’ Lawsuits against Departments of Human Services” (with Daniel Pollack), ABA Child Law Practice, Vol. 32, No. 11, November 2013
- “The Two-Tiered Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Legislative ‘Solution’ Creates Myriad Problems for the Courts” (with A.M. Schoepfle), 78 Michigan Bar Journal 556, 1999; 17 Michigan Defense Quarterly 15, No. 1, 2000; and 35 MTLA Quarterly 23, Spring 2001
- “Does Winning Entitle the Plaintiff to Taxable Costs? Allstate Says No,” 34 MTLA Quarterly 13, Spring 2000
- “It’s Time for Your Deposition” (law firm publication with A.M. Schoepfle), 2000
- “Stalking the Plaintiff: Surveillance, Lies and Videotapes” (with D.R. Getto), 33 MTLA Quarterly 7, Summer 1999
- “Environmental Law: Tenth Circuit Survey,” 73 Denver University Law Review 753, 1996
- “Supreme Challenge,” Berkley, Royal Oak, and Troy Democratic Clubs along with the Justice Caucus, June, 2008
- “Medical Record Documentation: The Best Time to Avoid a Lawsuit Is Before It Begins,” Henry Ford Hospital Grand Rounds, September, 2007
- “Document Production & Organization for Litigation Paralegals in Michigan,” Institute for Paralegal Education, March, 2005
- “Medical Records for Michigan Attorneys,” National Business Institute, February, 2004
- “Medical Records for Michigan Attorneys,” National Business Institute, January, 2003
- “Essential Litigation Skills for Michigan Paralegals,” Institute for Paralegal Education, November, 2002 (subsequently re-issued for use in other states and developed for on-line publication and CLE credit through Westlaw)
- “Preparing Clients for Depositions,” Wayne State University Law School (NewLawyersSeminars.com), February, 2002
- “Keys to Success: Managing Your Time & Your Costs,” Wayne State University Law School (NewLawyersSeminars.com), December, 2001