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We are commercial litigation attorneys that specialize in representation of all aspects of insurance defense and coverage, construction and mining companies, banks and credit unions, organized labor unions, and municipalities.

We also regularly handle corporate transactions, residential and commercial real estate transactions, estate planning, workers' compensation matters, and employment issues.

Our attorneys and staff bring a variety of other experience in engineering, economics, business administration, and title insurance. We are admitted in the State of Michigan, the State of Wisconsin, the Federal Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of both Michigan and Wisconsin, the Federal Court for the Central District of Illinois, and Tribal Courts for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

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– practice areas –

Insurance Defense / Coverage

  • Automobile / Personal Injury
  • Premises
  • Products Liability
  • Fire
  • Property
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Workers’ Comp Defense
  • Wrongful Death

Construction / Mining Companies

  • Litigation (Including Arbitration)
  • Contract Review / Negotiation
  • Permitting Process
  • Land Use Issues (Including Zoning)
  • Construction Lien Act Procedures

Financial Institutions

  • Contract Review
  • Collections
  • Foreclosures
  • Litigation
  • Employee Matters

Organized Labor

  • Litigation
  • ERISA and Pension Issues
  • Contract Review
  • Collections
  • Union Representation


  • Litigation and Liability Claims
  • Land Use Issues
  • Employment / Labor Issues
  • Contract Preparation and Review
  • Compliance with Open Meetings Act (OMA)
  • Compliance with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Criminal Prosecutions
  • Tax Questions

Corporate Transactions

  • Formation, Succession, Dissolution
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Contract Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Employment Issues
  • Government Compliance

Real Estate

  • Litigation
  • Commercial and Residential Transactions
  • Leases
  • Quiet Title
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Easements and Access Issues

Estate Planning

  • Testamentary Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Deeds
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships

– attorneys –

Raymond J. O’Dea


William T. Nordeen


Jeremy S. Pickens


– contact us –

hours: Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm

phone: 906-225-1770

fax: 906-225-1764

Marquette (Main Office)

122 W. Spring Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: 906-225-1770
Gwinn (by appointment only):

63 Johnson Lake Rd.
Gwinn, MI 49841
Ironwood (by appointment only):

225 E Aurora St
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: 906-932-1221