Daniel I. Jedell

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Daniel I. Jedell

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Daniel I. Jedell

Daniel I. Jedell has a proven track record of success defending high-stakes fire and explosion cases, construction, complex torts, professional liability and employment litigation claims, and business and commercial disputes, both at the trial level and before appellate courts.

Dan leads the firm’s Fire and Explosion Litigation practice.  A member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), Dan works closely with origin and cause experts and forensic engineers to investigate fires, gas explosions, product failures, and other catastrophic losses involving residential, commercial, and industrial facilities and equipment. Dan has defended numerous wrongful death, personal injury, and property loss claims on behalf of business owners, landlords, and commercial contractors. Dan also serves as outside general liability counsel to a statewide property management company.

Dan handles cases that often hinge on complex medical, engineering, and scientific subjects, and frequently involve excess exposure. His ability to interpret intricate issues, develop creative strategies, and persuasively present the facts and law in ways that judges and juries understand accounts for the impressive results he consistently delivers for his clients.  Recently, Dan secured the dismissal of a multi-million dollar construction accident case involving a traumatic brain injury.  In 2019, Dan prevailed on an appeal affirming his dismissal of malpractice and discrimination claims against a licensed psychologist, resulting in a published Michigan Court of Appeals decision creating new legal precedent. Dan has consistently been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star® in civil litigation defense.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

Brooklyn Law School
Juris Doctor, 2010

  • Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • Fellow, Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law

Colgate University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2007

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Appellate Practice, Litigation, Negligence Law, and Insurance and Indemnity Law Sections
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Publications

Presentations

  • Open and Obvious – or is it? What’s at Stake in the Michigan Supreme Court
    Review of the “Open and Obvious” Doctrine
    Insurance Alliance of Michigan Claims Seminar, September 2022
  • COVID Business Interruption: Local, National Trends, and
    Strategic Considerations
    Insurance Alliance of Michigan Claims Seminar, September 2021
  • Insurance Coverage, Exclusions and Strategic Considerations for
    COVID-19 Claims
    Insurance Alliance of Michigan Claims Seminar, September 2020
  • Mass Tort Claims, Product Testing & Causation Issues
    Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee’s 25th Annual CLE Seminar, American Bar Association, April 2016

Honors & Awards

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