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.
This case arose from the Kwame Kilpatrick scandal. In December 2010, Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, and four other co-defendants including Bobby Ferguson, were criminally indicted by the Department of Justice for public corruption and other wrongful conduct. During the grand jury’s investigation, it came to light that some local contractors, Inland Waters Pollution Control, Lakeshore Engineering Services and DLZ Michigan, may have been played a role in the Kilpatrick scandal. The city and the Detroit Water and Sewage Department hired Miller Canfield to investigate these allegations. The investigation led to a 70-page complaint being filed against these three companies, Kilpatrick and Ferguson, along with various other contractors and city officials, alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and other claims.
In February 2013, after hearings on a motion to dismiss during the pleadings phase, the City and water department agreed to settle with all three of the contractors. Inland Waters agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle its portion. Lakeshore agreed to pay $5.075 million for its share and DLZ agreed to pay $200,000. All settlements in the case totaled $9,775,000.
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)