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David W. Centner

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David W. Centner helps his clients navigate and resolve complex business disputes, in and out of the courtroom.

David represents clients across many industries and works with colleagues and clients to handle matters including complex commercial disputes, business torts, and creditor’s rights, among others. He handles a variety of commercial disputes, from pre-litigation negotiations and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms through trial and appeal.

Clients value David’s broad experience because it allows him to develop litigation strategies while calling upon his knowledge of court practices and procedures throughout Michigan and neighboring states to handle diverse matters.

He also handles 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.

Education

J.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1989
B.S., University of Michigan, Michigan, 1986

Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation 2017-20

Super Lawyer – Michigan 2012-20

Leading Lawyer

“Legal Professional of the Year” by NALS of West Michigan (2008)

Memberships

Federal Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Executive Committee Litigation Council (2008-2012), Chair – Litigation Section (2011-2012)

State Bar of Michigan, Annual Meeting Committee (2005-2011)

Hillman Advocacy Program, Executive Committee, Faculty Member, and Volunteer (2006-Present); Chair (2015-2017)

David D. Hunting YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Branch Board of Directors (2005-Present)

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

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