Harvard Law School, J.D.
North Carolina Central University, B.A.
North Carolina State University
- New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts
- Second Circuit
- Fifth Circuit
- Sixth Circuit
- Seventh Circuit
A seasoned litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of commercial, product liability and tort law, Mack typically serves as the lead counsel or as a senior counsel in complex matters that require a team of principals, associates, legal assistants and support staff.
Mack regularly represents businesses, insurance companies, municipalities and manufacturers in breach of contract and tort-related lawsuits, including asbestos cases. Mack also does appellate work, arbitrations, mediations and some pro bono work.
On behalf of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (“DWSD”), Miller Canfield conducted an investigation of the charges set forth in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury under the auspices of the United States Department of Justice alleging public corruption and other wrongful conduct involving the Kwame Kilpatrick mayoral administration and various DWSD contractors and vendors. As a result of its investigation, Miller Canfield filed in federal court on behalf of the City of Detroit (including DWSD) a civil RICO action against approximately 20 defendant companies and individuals, alleging civil RICO violations, including bribery, extortion, obstruction of justice, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges. After protracted discovery and motion practice, the civil RICO action was eventually settled against a number of the defendants for substantial sums of money. In connection with its work for DWSD, Miller Canfield also drafted the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Suspension and Debarment Policy, which governs contractual relations between DWSD and its contractors and vendors.
Defending a product manufacturer in a series of national class actions, multiple party and attorneys general lawsuits involving commercial tort and product liability claims.
Representing a school district in a series of cases seeking recoveries against vendors on breach of contract and fraudulent activity claims.
Representing a major financing/real estate company in an action involving a buy/sell agreement for a national shopping mall.
Representing a governmental entity in a class action welfare rights case.
Reported and Published Decisions
Grain v Trinity Health, 431 Fed. Appx. 434 (6th Cir. 2011); 551 F.3d 374 (6th Cir. Mich. 2008)
Johnson v Detroit Edison Co., 288 Mich. App. 688 (2010)
Kullman v Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp., 943 F. 2d 613 (6th Cir. 1991)
Bradley v Phillip Morris, Inc., 194 Mich. App 44, 486 N.W. 2d 48 (1992)
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America v Mall of America Associates, 2006 WL 1888491 (D. Minn.)
Southern States Police Benevolent Ass'n., Inc. v Second Chance Body Armor, Inc., 336 F. Supp. 2d 731 (W.D. Mich. 2004)
Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America v Coleman, 451 F. Supp. 7 (E.D. Mich. 1977)
International Tools (1973) Ltd. v Arctic Enterprises, Inc., 75 F.R.D. 70 (E.D. Mich. 1977)
Parks v Noisivision, 2004 WL 3217781 (E.D. Mich. 2004)
Hajek v Eastern Michigan University Bd. of Trustees, 2004 WL 136746 (Mich. App.)
Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation 2007-present
Michigan Super Lawyers, Litigation 2006-present
DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation 2011-present
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Life Member
Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions, 2011-present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section; TIPS Section
State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section; Environmental Law Section
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Wolverine Bar Association
National Bar Association
Association of Defense Trial Counsel
U.S. District Court/Eastern District of Michigan, Michigan Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, 1992-96
Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1990-92
United States District Court, Local Rules Advisory Committee, 1993-98
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Crisis Turnaround Team for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Department of Finance, May 2009
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, Board of Trustees, 1998-2006
Sixth Circuit Judicial Annual Conference, 2012, 2010 and 2008, co-chaired panel discussions on Eastern District of Michigan Local Rules and electronic discovery
"Anatomy of a Lawsuit," Closing Arguments, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
"The Impact of Recent Federal Rules Changes on the Products Liability Case," Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone Product Liability Seminar
Coauthor of chapter on Household Products, Product Liability Guide, edited by John F. Vargo, Matthew Bender (1988)