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Michael Bingen
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

3018 Oakland Dr, STE A2, Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Michael graduated from the University of Michigan with high honors in 1976 and from the University of Detroit School of Law cum laude in 1979. He devoted his first ten years of practice to personal injury trial work. It is believed that a one-million-dollar jury verdict in Kalkaska County may have been the largest personal injury verdict at the time. Mr. Bingen gradually expanded his practice to include business and commercial litigation; contract cases; and probate litigation. During this time, he also expanded his practice to include non-litigation civil matters.

Paul Bishop
Featured Lawyer
Civil Litigation

716 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA


He practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. His work concentrates on a variety of civil litigation areas, including construction defect, work site injuries, commercial motor vehicle accidents, personal motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation and commercial/business litigation. Paul is licensed to practice in State courts in both Indiana and Kentucky and admitted to practice in Federal courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Kentucky, Southern District of Indiana and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Kentucky, Indiana and Louisville Bar Associations. Paul is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Kentucky Justice Association and the Kentucky Defense Counsel. Paul has successfully defended a variety of jury verdict cases involving commercial motor vehicles, work site injuries, construction defects, premises liability and personal injuries. Other successful defenses have come through summary judgments, hearings and mediations. He earned his B.A. from the University of Kentucky before attending the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he earned his J.D.

Timothy Blackford
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

12526 High Bluff Dr, STE 300, San Diego, CA 92130


Tim attended law school at the University of Southern California, and returned each summer to Gray Cary. In 1997, he was hired as an associate, and had his first, solo trial at the end of his first year of practicing law. Tim amassed substantial trial and arbitration experience early in his career. In 2005, he achieved partner in his first year of eligibility. Tim developed expertise in a number of areas that allows him to provide first class legal services to small businesses, global corporations, and everything in between. His experience includes civil trial practice in federal and state courts, with an emphasis in complex commercial matters, product liability, trade secrets, unfair business practices, domestic and international judgment enforcement procedures, contract claims and business torts. Tim has also successfully resolved business and other disputes using a broad range of pre-litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies. Tim has been a member of the California State Bar and San Diego County Bar Association in good standing since 1997. He is admitted to practice in the state courts and federal courts in California, but has also handled numerous cases in other jurisdictions and abroad.

Jeffrey Bogert
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

827 Moraga Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA


Jeffrey C. Bogert began practicing law in 1987 and he has primarily represented plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Since 2005, he has focused on Mass Torts litigation, handling cases against Proctor and Gamble, Merck, Dupuy, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis and Sanofis including participating in bellwether trials in two different MDL litigations. He has tried thirty-two cases to jury verdict in state and federal court. He is licensed to practice law in California and has been admitted to practice in Federal Court in Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and the District of Columbia. He has presented on a variety of subjects at legal conferences, such as The Western Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Jeff received his A.B. in political science from Occidental College in Los Angeles and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific / McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

James Bohm
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

695 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA


Mr. Bohm has substantial experience in construction defect litigation, business litigation, trust and probate litigation and personal injury litigation. He has represented developers, general contractors, sub-contractors and design professionals in construction defect litigation. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in various complex business litigation, ranging from contract disputes to claims relating to divestiture of assets. He has represented both trustees and beneficiaries in complex, high dollar trust litigation. He has extensive trial experience with a proven track record. He earned his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles before attending Pepperdine University, School of Law, where he earned his J.D.