Attorneys

Richard M. O'Connor has successfully tried numerous negligence cases (including auto, general liability and construction cases) in Wayne County and throughout southeast Michigan. For many years Mr. O’Connor has represented physicians and hospitals against claims of professional/medical negligence. He has frequently lectured on trial practice and medical liability issues. He has also defended and tried professional negligence lawsuits on behalf of attorneys.

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James E. Tamm has tried more than 50 cases across the State of Michigan and in federal court. In addition, he has successfully participated as defense counsel in numerous medical malpractice cases. While much of Mr. Tamm’s practice is in the defense of medical professionals, he is also one of Michigan’s leading municipal lawyers, with extensive experience handling, speaking on, and writing about zoning issues, defending challenges to municipalities’ regulations, and trying non-jury trials.

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Julie McCann O’Connor, a shareholder and founding member of O’Connor, DeGrazia, Tamm & O’Connor, P.C., specializes in appellate law. Ms. O’Connor has acted as lead counsel in hundreds of appeals in state and federal appellate courts, for both public and private sector clients on issues as diverse as civil rights, excessive force claims against police officers and employment discrimination claims, to commercial insurance coverage and indemnity actions.

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Ms. Stewart is a member with the firm. Since 1996, she has been providing legal counsel to diverse professional clients, medical institutions and municipal corporations. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, employment discrimination defense, governmental tort liability defense and land use.

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Mr. Stokan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law and Political Science from Michigan State University in 1997 and his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School in 2000. During his time in Washington, D.C., Mr. Stokan worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Representative James Barcia. He also participated in the first summer law clerk program with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office working in the departments appellate division.

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Paul Indyk - ODT Legal

Mr. Indyk is an associate and joined the firm in March 2013. He concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law and medical malpractice defense. Mr. Indyk attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2005. He received a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Indyk worked in private practice from 2010 to 2013.

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EDUCATION Eastern Michigan University, B.S, Magna Cum Laude, 2009; Wayne State University, J.D., Cum Laude, 2012 PRACTICE AREAS Medical Malpractice Defense; Municipal Law. MEMBERSHIPS State Bar of Michigan. ADMISSIONS State Bar of Michigan, 2012. BIOGRAPHY Ms. Karisny joined the firm in 2016 and practices primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense and municipal law. […]

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EDUCATION   DePaul University, B.A., 2011, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015 PRACTICE AREAS   Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning, Medical Malpractice Defense, Legal Malpractice Defense MEMBERSHIPS   State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Italian American Bar Association of Michigan ADMISSIONS   State Bar of Michigan, […]

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