Mr. Szura has represented businesses and individuals for 25 years. He believes a client’s interests are best served by a principled and thoughtful approach understood as seeking a just result. His representation extends from negotiating and counseling to trial and appellate advocacy.
In addition to counseling and advising clients he has tried cases in district and circuit courts and to the International Trade Commission. He has briefed and argued cases to the U.S. Sixth Circuit and the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. His business counseling and trial work extends to matters involving contracts, construction liens, manufacturer’s representatives sales commissions, employer Taft-Hartley fund ERISA contributions and multi-employer pension fund withdrawal liability, shareholder oppression disputes, and piercing-the-corporate veil.
In 2002 Mr. Szura achieved an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating reflecting the evaluation of his peers that his legal ability and ethical standards rank at the highest level of professional excellence. He has been a Michigan circuit court case evaluator since 1998.
“I help clients through challenging situations. Sometimes careful preparation and advice are sufficient to ensure smooth sailing, sometimes litigation is necessary. In all matters I strive to work with dedication and thoughtfulness for my clients.”
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, MI (J.D., cum laude)
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI (B.A., cum laude)
State Bar of Michigan, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Magnequench International, Inc. of Indiana and Sumitomo Special Metals Co., Ltd. of Japan v. Houghes International, Inc. et al., Fed. Reg. Vol. 64, No. 209, pp. 58443-4 (Oct. 29, 1999) (International Trade Commission Order) (Section 337 U.S. Customs exclusion order for patent infringement).
Andrews v. Holly Township, 216 F. Supp. 2d 678 (ED MI 2002) (Burford abstention).
Painters and Allied Trades Dist. Council No. 22 v. Ybarra Constr. Co., 295 F. Supp. 2d 721 (ED MI 2003) (enforceability of labor arbitration award).