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Benjamin W. Jeffers Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Education

University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude

University of Michigan, B.A.

  • with distinction

Mr. Jeffers is a member focusing on complex commercial litigation. He joined Dykema in 1997 and serves as the Lateral Recruiting Partner. 

Experience

Mr. Jeffers has experience in complex business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants, at trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution. His practice focuses on commercial matters and class actions, with a particular emphasis on antitrust and other unfair trade practice claims, and franchise and distributorship cases. Mr. Jeffers also has significant experience with insurance company insolvencies and insurance guaranty fund laws. He has successfully represented clients in many areas of litigation, including:

  • Numerous class actions, including antitrust and unfair trade practices, petroleum marketing, equipment leasing, and environmental contamination claims
  • Automotive (OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2) pricing and supply disputes
  • Commercial foreclosure and other lending disputes
  • Insurance company insolvencies, guaranty fund issues and other insurance coverage and indemnity disputes
  • Warranty and product defect claims
  • Fraud, tortious interference, and other business torts
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association: Board of Directors, 2007-present; President 2012-2013
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Detroit program, Class XXX, Member
  • Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, and Insurance Coverage, 2012-2013
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Insurance, 2015. Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC