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James B. Rasor

Attorney and Counselor

Practice Areas

Mr. Rasor is Senior Trial Counsel to the Firm.  He litigates Real Estate, Commercial, Municipal, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Employment Criminal Defense cases, and is involved in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Development and Land Use Planning including Zoning and Regulations.

Mr. Rasor has an excellent reputation in the litigation field, having litigated cases throughout the State of Michigan, from Circuit Courts to the Appellate Courts for nearly thirty years.  Mr. Rasor enjoys diverse and extensive career accomplishments, including impressive trial wins, elected and appointed public service and entrepreneurial business pursuits.   He has obtained multiple seven figure verdicts and settlements, including two verdicts over $1,000,000.00 in 2018 alone ($3,290,000.00 in a medical malpractice action in Wayne County in July, 2018 and $1,462.000,00 in a personal injury action in Macomb County in September, 2018, multiple verdicts over $500,000 in jurisdictions as divergent as Shiawassee County and Wayne County) and numerous settlements over $1,000,000.00.  Additionally, Mr. Rasor has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Justice in 2016, served as an elected official in the City of Royal Oak as City Commissioner from 2009-2013, an appointed official to the Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals from 2005-2009 and Royal Oak Planning Commission from 2011-2013.

 Additionally, Mr. Rasor has been featured by both local and national news outlets on dozens of occasions for his notable civil rights and trial work, including many pending cases that have captured national attention.


University of Detroit School of Law, 1989. Class President (1986), Moot Court National Team

James Madison College at Michigan State University, 1985. Bachelor of Arts

Admissions & Courts

Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.


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