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Dykema

Theodore W. Seitz

Theodore W. Seitz

Member

Expertise

  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Class Action Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

ABA Group
Member

Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

Profile

Ted Seitz is a Lansing based member of Dykema’s Litigation Department. He represents clients in Michigan and throughout the United States in complex and high-stakes litigation, primarily in the areas of class actions and commercial litigation. Mr. Seitz also has experience representing public and mid-market corporations in various commercial disputes, including contract, UCC, trade secret, along with tax and licensing matters in state and federal courts. Mr. Seitz’s experience extends to litigating complex securities class action cases, high-exposure wrongful death/personal injury actions, white-collar criminal defense matters, and actions regarding large nonprofit foundations. Mr. Seitz also represents and provides counsel to elected public officials, along with compliance counsel to financial services companies. He has authored several chapters of the Consumer Financial Services Answer Book, one of the best-selling treatises in the field.

In addition to litigating numerous matters in Court, Mr. Seitz’s experience includes representing clients in court-annexed and private arbitrations and in other alternative dispute resolution processes. He has achieved many successful outcomes, including trials and arbitrations for national and international corporations in state, federal and appellate courts. This includes extensive experience in mediating, negotiating, defending, and enforcing nationwide class action settlements — employing creative solutions to resolve complex matters. While always aggressively pursuing clients’ legal rights, Mr. Seitz works closely with each client to understand their strategic objectives, along with being alert to clients’ interests in diminishing the expense and distraction that litigation may impose, and he works with clients to maximize their litigation posture and to explore alternative solutions to legal problems. 

Bar Admissions

Michigan

Education

Washington University, J.D. Michigan State University, B.S. (Biology, Lyman Briggs College) Michigan State University, B.A. (Political Theory, James Madison College)
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Class Action Defense | Consumer Financial Services | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigation – Consumer | Litigation | National Trial Team | National/Regional Coordinating, Trial and/or Discovery Counsel

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court - Michigan State University School of Law
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
Articles

  • 79 Michigan Bar Journal 504 (May 2000) "Alternative Dispute Resolution: Recognizing and Understanding Consent Issues in Arbitration", Co-author

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