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Kevin S. Hendrick

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Office

Detroit

500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6915
Practice Areas
Construction LawLitigation
Areas of Emphasis
Alternative Dispute ResolutionArchitecture, Engineering & ConstructionCommercial Litigation
Industries
ConstructionInsurance
Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1979
B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1976
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Membership
American Arbitration Association (AAA), Arbitrator and Mediator Panel Member
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section, past Council Member
The Best Lawyers in America
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Super lawyers 2015
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Kevin S. Hendrick

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Kevin S. Hendrick practices law with Clark Hill in Detroit specializing in commercial litigation and construction law. He has counseled construction clients in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, and the bid process. In representing owners, developers and contractors, he has reviewed proposed contract and subcontract agreements, and he has drafted construction contracts for use in Michigan. Much of Kevin's experience in construction law arises out of his representation of contractors, owners, sureties and others in attempting to resolve disputes through litigation, arbitration or other dispute resolution mechanisms. The claims handled by Kevin in arbitration, mediation and civil litigation, have run the gamut of construction issues, from simple claims by unpaid claimants to complex claims for damages for delay; defects in performance; breach of warranty or poor workmanship; claims concerning the quality and performance of the work; and claims concerning the suitability of plans and specifications to achieve the desired result. Kevin has extensive experience and expertise in all manner of commercial litigation and business and insurance claims and disputes.

Kevin serves as an arbitrator on the Commercial/Construction Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and also as an AAA mediator in construction and commercial disputes. Kevin has been selected for inclusion in "Best Lawyers in America" in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction.

Experiences

With assistance from  Kristi Gauthier,  Ed Hammond, Peter Domas and Bishop Bartoni, Kevin Hendrick and Nicole Tersigni successfully defended an insurance priority dispute, resulting in an extremely favorable judgment for firm client, United States Steel Corporation’s ERISA-governed Retiree Benefits Plan.  U. S. Steel Retirement Plan was joined as a third-party defendant in a pending dispute by a No-Fault Automobile Insurance carrier,  which had been sued by a healthcare service provider for unpaid patient attendant care fees.  The No-Fault Carrier claimed that the obligation to pay for these services under Michigan No-Fault law  fell to U. S. Steel Retirement Plan, which covered the patient (who was a former U. S. Steel employee).  Ed, Bishop, Kristi and Peter lent their expertise to Kevin and Nicole in interpreting alleged conflicting insurance priority provisions and explanations of benefits.  Kevin and Nicole crafted a legal argument that ultimately led to summary disposition in favor of U.S. Steel Plan, and against the No-Fault carrier, saving U.S. Steel Plan from payment of the healthcare fees, and also reimbursing U.S. Steel Plan for benefits it had earlier paid by mistake, out of priority.  As the No-Fault carrier had rejected the Case Evaluation award prior to the filing of cross motions for summary disposition, it also appears that attorney  fees are recoverable for our client.  Kristi and Ed on Employee Benefit law, Bishop on Michigan No-Fault law, and Pete on Health Care issues, proved to be unbeatable resources.

News
Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2018 Top Lawyers ListSixty-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 AmericaTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2017 Top Lawyers ListSixty 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 AmericaSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers ListClark Hill Attorneys Kevin Hendrick, Jay Berger and Jason Canvasser to Present at BOMA Premises Liability Brown Bag Series Seminar October 6, 2015Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListClark Hill PLC Receives National and Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America's “Best Law Firms”Sixty-Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2014 Leading LawyersSixty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 List Thirty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2015Fifty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America Twenty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2014Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2013 ListFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaForty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2013 Top Lawyers by dBusiness MagazineForty-Four Clark Hill PLC Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on the 2013 Best Lawyers in America ListFifty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2012 ListThirty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Business Edition 2012Twelve Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine’s 2012 Top Lawyers ListForty Clark Hill Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2012 EditionForty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2011 ListFifty-One Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2010 ListThirty Four Clark Hill Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2011 EditionThirty Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in AmericaThirty Two Clark Hill Attorneys Named in Michigan Super Lawyers MagazineTwenty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in AmericaAttorney Kevin Hendrick to Speak at Michigan Construction Industry’s Professional Development DayThirty Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Michigan Super Lawyers