Barry F. LaKritz, Founder and Senior Partner, graduated from Wayne State University as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1969. Thereafter, he attended Wayne State University Law School where he graduated with Honors in 1972. Subsequently, he became a principal Partner in the Firm of Ulanoff, Ross, Summer & LaKritz, P.C., a full service Trial and Appellate Law Firm. He chose to leave that Firm in 1982, in order to establish his own Firm, specializing in the representation of individuals involved in a variety of injury situations giving rise to insurance claims and lawsuits.
Mr. LaKritz has enjoyed great success in resolving and litigating substantial injury claims in several counties in Michigan. He is actively involved in several roles including those of Trial Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator and Facilitator in several counties in Michigan. Previously, he was appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court as a Special Master (Judge Pro Tem) in connection with the litigation of complicated civil multi-party litigation.
Mr. LaKritz has extensive experience in regard to litigation involving liquor liability, especially as it relates to automobile and truck crash litigation. However, his background is extremely diverse, as he has litigated and resolved cases covering the full panorama of personal injury litigation. Mr. LaKritz has served as Trial counsel in a multitude of cases over several years of practice, achieving Trial verdicts or settlements in multiple cases in excess of $1,000,000.00.
Mr. LaKritz has, for many years, been a member of both the American Association for Justice and the Michigan Association for Justice and has been a featured speaker at various seminars devoted to his areas of interest. He is also a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Mr. LaKritz is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and the State of Arizona and has affiliations with personal injury Law Firms in many states, including the State of Florida. Mr. LaKritz is a member of the Detroit, Oakland and Macomb County Bar Associations in addition to the Federal Bar Association. Also, he is among a small number of attorneys who have been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.