Euel W. Kinsey Jr.
Euel received a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University Of Detroit School Of Law.
In 1984, Euel began his legal career as an associate at Sachs, Nunn, Kates, Kadushin, & O'Hare, Halveston and Waldman P.C., a large firm which handled Personal Injury, Labor Law and Workers Compensation, where he litigated Workers Compensation cases and Labor Law issues.
Seeking to sharpen his trial skills, Euel then worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Wayne County from 1986 through 1988, before returning to civil litigation. While working as an assistant prosecutor, he handled several serious felony cases including several murder trials. Euel's proudest accomplishments there were the successful prosecution of the husband and the killer he hired of a 70 year old owner of a Detroit hotel, and a young assailant who blinded a man (who later became mayor of a Detroit suburb) with a shotgun blast to the face in his own home.
Since 1988, Euel's practice has primarily been focused on medical malpractice litigation. A substantial portion of his practice has been dedicated to representing children who have sustained birth injuries. During those years, he has successfully resolved many cases, which have improved the quality of life for the children and their families. In 1997, Euel began to expand his practice beyond Michigan. His is licensed in seven states (MI, TN, AR, MS, WI, PA, TX) and actively practicing in five (MI, TN, AR, MS, WI). He is currently litigating cases involving birth trauma in Michigan, Tennessee and Arkansas. Euel has won several trials with verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. His largest verdict to date involved a birth trauma case in the Federal District Court in Wisconsin, which resulted in a net verdict of nearly $21,000,000. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Euel has been recognized by his peers in the legal profession. He holds an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubble (2000-2014) - their highest rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. In addition, he has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for the six consecutive years (2009-2014) , a Top Attorneys in Michigan by The New York Times in (2012-2014), DBusiness Magazine Leading Lawyers (2014), and the American Registry of the Finest Lawyers in the World (2013), and Sutton Who's Who in American Law. He has published several articles on issues relating to medical malpractice and aviation.
Euel periodically sits as a case evaluator in Macomb and Wayne Counties reviewing other's personal injury cases. He is a member of the Michigan and American Associations for Justice.
Euel is also an accomplished pilot and very interested in aviation related issues. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lifeline Pilots - the oldest organization of its type in the United States, which is dedicated to providing free non-emergency medical transportation to people in need. He served as chairman of the Board for two years (2008-2010). In 2006, he received the Aircraft Owner's Pilot Association's (AOPA) Scharples Award in recognition for his work to preserve Detroit City Airport (Coleman A Young Airport). He is currently serving as a Council Member of the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and has served as Chairman of the Section in the past.
Euel has also given back to his community lecturing to EMTs, paralegals and firefighters, coaching soccer and softball for many years. He has served on the Board of Directors for two local sports organizations, freely sharing his time and experience. From April 2011 through November 2012, Euel served as a Trustee on the Chippewa Valley School Board, the 9th largest district in Michigan, and served on the Curriculum and Finance Subcommittees.
Euel is also a member of two Barbershop Quartets - The Forum Shoppers is comprised of attorneys who perform around the State of Michigan singing an unusual variety of songs including satires about lawyers and judges, as well as conventional barbershop arrangements and gospel numbers. The Forum Shoppers had the honor of singing the National Anthem at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers for six consecutive years; The other group, Coda Honor, is a participates in contests and also performs at numerous public and private events.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Aviation Crash Litigation
- Auto Litigation
- Labor Law
- Workers Compensation
- Civil Litigation
- Felony Cases
- Medical Malpractice Litigation
- Birth Injuries
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
- J.D. - 1984
- Honors: AV Rated by Martindale Hubble
- University of Michigan
- B.B.A. - 1981
Honors and Awards
- Top Attorneys in Michigan , 2012
- Aircraft Owner's Pilot Association Scharples Award, 2006
- AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubble
- Michigan Super Lawyer, 2009 - 2012
- Sutton Who's Who in American Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Lifeline Pilots, Vice Chairman
- Aviation Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, Officer
- Michigan, Member
- American Associations for Justice, Member
- Board of Directors, Lifeline Pilots, Member
- Board of Directors, Lifeline Pilots, Chairman, 2008 - 2010
- Aviation Law Section, State Bar of Michigan , Council Member
- Aviation Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, Chairman
Past Employment Positions
- Sachs, Nunn, Kates, Kadushin, & O'Hare, Halveston and Waldman P.C., Associate
- Wayne County, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Pro Bono Activities
- Soccer and Softball Coach