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David W. Centner

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Office

Grand Rapids

200 Ottawa NW
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Fax: 616.608.1166
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Practice Areas
Corporate Restructuring & BankruptcyLitigationReal Estate
Areas of Emphasis
Business LitigationClass Action LitigationCommercial LitigationConsumer Financial Services Regulatory & ComplianceDiscovery ServicesFinancial Services LitigationIntellectual Property Litigation
Industries
Automotive & ManufacturingBanking
Education
J.D., Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, 1989
B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Membership
Federal Bar Association
Grand Rapids Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Super lawyers 2015
Best lawyers badge 2018

David W. Centner

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David W. Centner is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. David works in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office where he specializes in commercial litigation, including complex commercial disputes, business torts, and creditor’s rights.

Originally from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, David was graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University-Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. During law school, David was an Associate Instructor at Indiana University where he taught undergraduate mathematics.

David served on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan from 2008 to 2012, including serving as Chair during the 2011/12 term when he led that 2,100 member organization. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Committee. Since 2006, David has served on the Hillman Advocacy Program, a trial advocacy program sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, including serving on the faculty. David also was named to the Executive Committee and he was Chair of the nationally recognized program for 2015/16 and 2016/17. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan. David is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. David has also handled arbitration matters before the American Arbitration Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the National Arbitration Forum, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Since 2005, David has been a member of the Branch Board of Directors of the David D. Hunting YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and, as an Eagle Scout, he has been active in the Boy Scouts of America.

In 2008, David was named "Legal Professional of the Year" by NALS of West Michigan. Each year since 2012, David has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine, a consumer guide to outstanding lawyers based on a multi-step selection process including a survey and peer review. He has also been selected for inclusion in the 2017 and 2018 Editions of Best Lawyers in America.

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Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaSixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsSixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner named Chair of the Hillman Advocacy ProgramSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionSixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2014 Leading LawyersSixty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 List Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2013 ListFifty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2012 ListClark Hill Attorney David Centner Elected Chairman of the Litigation Section for the State Bar of MichiganClark Hill Atorney David W. Centner Elected Chair-Elect of Litigation Section of the State Bar of MichiganClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner to Present to the Lansing Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud ExaminersClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner Elected to Executive Committee and Appointed Secretary of the State Bar of Michigan’s Litigation Section CouncilClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner Publishes Article in NALS of Michigan’s The Official RecordClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner to Speak at NALS of Michigan’s 48th Annual Meeting and Education ConferenceClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner Presented “Legal Lunch & Learn”Clark Hill Attorney David W. Centner Elected to Executive Committee and Appointed Treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan’s Litigation Section CouncilClark Hill Attorney David W. Centner to Co-Present “Forensic Accounting & Legal Elements of Fraud”Clark Hill Attorney David W. Centner Named as Legal Professional of the Year 2008 by NALS of West Michigan