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K. J. Edward Fornell



500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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J.D., Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2012
B.A., Albion College, Albion, Michigan, 2008
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K. J. Edward Fornell


Karl “Eddie” Fornell is an associate with the Business Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Detroit Office.

Eddie attended the University of Notre Dame Law School under a fellowship and obtained his juris doctorate in 2012 with an academic focus on Business and Commercial Litigation. Eddie was a member of the University of Notre Dame Business Law Club. While in law school, Eddie worked as a research assistant for Professor Paolo Carozza editing articles and conducting research on the development of international law. In his third year of law school, Eddie’s Compendium of International Treaties was published by the Notre Dame Law School library.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Eddie served as a Judicial Attorney for the Honorable Judge Lita M. Popke in the Business Court for the 3rd Circuit of Michigan. In the University of Notre Dame’s tradition of public service, Eddie also worked in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office under a grant from the University’s Public Service Initiative.     

Prior to law school, Eddie attended Albion College and obtained a BA in Philosophy. While an undergrad, he spent 8 months studying law and philosophy at the University of Queensland in Queensland, Australia. 

Although he was born in Ann Arbor, Eddie is a dual citizen of both the US and Sweden. He considers himself to be both a Michigander and a Swede at heart, having spent a considerable amount of his childhood living in both countries. He is an avid tennis player and golfer. He played on Albion’s Varsity Tennis Team for four years and was the first player in Michigan history to win four division one high school state tennis championships. He currently holds the record for the second longest winning streak in Michigan high school tennis history. Eddie also enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing a variety of instruments.            

Michigan Golf Association
Michigan Bee Keepers Association
Michigan Young Lawyers Association
Notre Dame Law Club of Detroit
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - Detroit Chapter
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