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 businesses and professionals in high-stakes civil litigation matters, including fire and explosion, construction, professional liability, complex torts and employment law claims, and commercial disputes, both at the trial level and before appellate courts.

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. For example, Dan prevailed on an appeal affirming the dismissal of malpractice and discrimination claims against a licensed psychologist, resulting in a published Michigan Court of Appeals decision that created new legal precedent.  Dan’s reputation for tenacious advocacy and strong work ethic has earned him repeat honors as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015.

A member of both the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), Dan leads the firm’s fire subrogation and liability defense practice. He 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. Given Dan’s expertise, he was chosen by a statewide property management company to serve as its general liability counsel.

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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
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Publications

  • Don’t Get Lost in the Singletree Forest: Avoiding Expert Preclusion Under CPLR 3101(d)(1)(i)
    New York State Bar Association Journal, February 2013

Presentations

  • 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

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