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Benjamin W. Jeffers Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1997

Court Admissions

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


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. 


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

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association: Board of Directors, 2007-present; President 2012-2013

Community/Civic Activities

  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Detroit program, Class of 30, Member

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, and Insurance Coverage, 2012-2015

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Insurance, 2015 - Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2015. Law Bulletin Publishing Company  

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Insurance Litigation, 2015