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Jeffrey G. Raphelson

Member,Detroit

T 313-393-7559F 313-393-7579313-393-7559

competitive drive
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Kalamazoo College, B.A., cum laude 
Admissions
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 7th Cir.
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 6th Cir.
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. Mich.
  • U.S. District Ct., S.D. Ind.
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. Mich.
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
Overview

Mr. Raphelson focuses his practice on commercial litigation particularly related to the automotive industry, and intellectual property litigation. He also dedicates a substantial amount of time to general commercial cases such as contract disputes, finance and banking litigation, corporate governance and dissolution, dealer and franchise termination, and other corporate law disputes.

He is a former member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Ad Hoc Committee on Legislation, ex-officio chairman of the Computer Law Section Council and a former member of the State Bar’s Task Force on E-Filing. He is president of the American Constitution Society's Michigan chapter for 2016 and a director of the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is also a member of the Oakland Country Bar Association's Circuit Court Committee.

Mr. Raphelson is listed in Benchmark Litigation 2018 as a State Litigation Star, in Best Lawyers in America 2018 under Commercial Litigation and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2017 under Business Litigation. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a Dbusiness Magazine “Top Lawyer” for 2016.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2016-2018, Commercial Litigation
  • "State Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation 2018
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2010, 2016
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2007, 2010-2017, Business Litigation
Civic, Cultural and Community Activities
  • Michigan Chapter of the American Constitution Society, President
  • Historical Society for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Director
  • Trout Unlimited, Michigan Counsel Secretary, 2008
Publications
  • Co-Author (with Thomas Tallerico), Demonstrative Evidence, Michigan Bar Journal (vol. 94, no.10, October 2015)
  • Co-Author (with Jane Derse Quasarano), Dueling, Dickering, and Delivering, UCC Battles of the Forms in Manufacturing Contracts, Michigan Bar Journal (vol. 93, no. 10, October 2014)
  • Author, A Certain Parcell of Land Lying on this Island, Manhatans, The Court Legacy, Vol. XIV, No. 1 (February 2007)
  • Author, Old Laws, New Laws, and Technology: A Summary of Some Laws Affecting Use of the Internet, 77 Michigan Bar Journal 1202 (November 1998)
  • Author, Is Alternative Dispute Resolution Right for Your Case?, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, p. 20 (May 3, 1993)
  • Editor, Computer Law Theme Issue, Michigan Bar Journal (Oct 1988 and June 1994)
  • Author, Allocating the Risks of Computer Failure, 5 Matthew Bender’s Commercial Damages Reporter 137 (July-Aug 1990)
  • Author, Professional Liability of Attorneys, 39 Wayne Law Review 815 (Winter 1990) (cited in Gebhardt v. O’Rourke, 444 Mich. 535, 542 n. 6; 510 N.W.2d 900, 903 n. 6 (1994)
Professional Activities
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Electronic Filing Task Force
    • Information Technology Law Section, Council
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Litigation Section

 

Representative Matters
Mr. Raphelson's recent matters include:
  • DAGS II, LLC and G2BK, LLC v Huntington National Bank, et al., 2016 WL 4536328 (August 2016)
  • Butcher v Lawyers Title Insurance Co. (Ine re Butcher), 2002 U.S. App LEXIS 2806 (2002)
  • By-Lo Oil Co. v ParTech, Inc., 2001 U.S. App. LEXIS 11402 (2001)
  • Blachy v Butcher, 221 F. 3d 896 (2000)
  • By-Lo Oil Co. v ParTech, Inc., 2000 U.S. District LEXIS 577 (2000)
  • H.J. Tucker & Associates v Allied Chucker & Engineering Co., 234 Mich App. 550 ;595 NW 2d 176 (1999)
  • Jerome-Duncan, Inc. v Auto-By-Tel Marketing Corp, et al., 176 F. 3d 904 (1999)
  • Blachy v Butcher, 35 F Supp 2d 554 (1998)
  • Lak, Inc. v Deer Creek Enterprises, 976 F 2d 328 (1992)

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Kalamazoo College, B.A., cum laude 
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)