When an issue can only be resolved by going to court, to arbitration or to dispute resolution, we can help. Our attorneys vigorously represent our clients, giving them the benefit of our knowledge of the law and extensive trial experience. Even after a lawsuit is filed, cases often settle rather than go to trial, and we have the experience in negotiations to achieve good results for our clients, backed up by the trial experience to give credibility to our clients' negotiating positions. When appropriate, we also utilize mediation, facilitation, case evaluation, and mock jury techniques.

Business Litigation

In the event that you or your business becomes involved in a lawsuit, our attorneys can help you by vigorously representing your interests - whether you are the party suing, or the one being sued. We represent individuals, corporations (both for profit and nonprofit), limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, and partnerships in many types of business disputes.

Some of the most common areas of litigation we do are:

  • Debt disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Fraud
  • Interference with a business relationship
  • Conversion (the civil equivalent of theft)
  • Disputes over real estate interests
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Zoning disputes with neighboring property owners, as well as with governmental units.
  • Tax assessments

Personal Injury Litigation

Personal injury law covers a wide variety of circumstances. We work to obtain compensation to help you deal with the consequences of a personal injury, many of which last a lifetime. These consequences could be physical trauma, scarring, disability, and emotional suffering, as well as financial losses, such as lost wages, decreased earning capacity, and reduced prospects for career advancement. Some of the typical personal injury situations for which we can help are:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Dog bites
  • Drunk drivers
  • Slip and falls


In general, Michigan has three levels of courts - the trial court at the county level, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court. Just because you did not prevail in the trial court does not mean that your case is lost. Judges, like everyone else, make mistakes, and you have a right to seek to have a higher court review a lower court's decision. Magill and Rumsey attorneys are experienced in successfully handling appeals from decisions of the trial court to the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.