James L. Wernstrom

Of Counsel

Grand Rapids

200 Ottawa NW
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Fax: 616.608.1174
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973
B.A., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1968
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U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
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James L. Wernstrom

Of Counsel

James L. Wernstrom is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group in the Grand Rapids Office. James is an accomplished litigator, having litigated matters in state and federal courts throughout the country for over 40 years. His experience includes many jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. A graduate of Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan Law School, he was admitted to the bar in 1973. Since then, he has worked exclusively in civil litigation.

James has represented, among others, Amtrak; CSX Transportation, Inc.; the City of Grand Rapids; Herman Miller, Inc.; L. Perrigo Company; Canadian Pacific Railway; and Humana, Inc. in matters involving personal injury, construction disputes, probate disputes, corporate financing, securities fraud, commercial contracts, defective products and packaging, negligence, fraud, and professional liability. He has also litigated trademark and copyright matters and has successfully represented insurance companies in a wide variety of matters. His experience also includes mediation and arbitration.

James is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is also listed in The Best Lawyers of America in the field of Commercial Litigation. He is also listed in Super Lawyers and Chambers USA as a Leading Litigation Lawyer; James has also lectured at the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the American Bar Association, and the Hillman Advocacy Institute.

Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates