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Paul L. Nystrom 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


Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude

Michigan State University, B.A.

Paul L. Nystrom is a member of Dykema's Litigation Group. Mr. Nystrom's practice focuses on complex litigation matters, with emphasis on product liability, class action, commercial, business, real estate and health care litigation. Mr. Nystrom has represented clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Nystrom has tried and arbitrated over two dozen cases. Mr. Nystrom has successfully represented clients in many areas of litigation, including:

  • Product liability litigation, including representation of automobile and product manufacturers in lawsuits filed throughout the United States
  • General commercial, contract, and UCC litigation including representation of original equipment manufacturers in a wide variety of commercial cases, either defending or seeking recovery for damages arising out of various contractual relationships
  • Class action defense
  • Appellate litigation
  • Fraud, tortious interference, and other business torts
  • Premises, construction and auto negligence litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Real estate and land use litigation, including disputes regarding easements, covenants, leases, zoning, signs/advertising and condemnation
  • Defending health care providers, including medical malpractice, complaint investigations and appeals, state licensure sanctions, civil rights investigations, and discrimination
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Housing, including civil rights and discrimination matters
  • Shareholder disputes and derivative actions involving closely held corporations
  • Employment litigation
  • Ackerman v. Indiana Pacers. Dismissal on behalf of Palace Sports & Entertainment, Inc. of a lawsuit arising from an altercation between players from the Indiana Pacers professional basketball team and fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills 
  • Konstantinov v. Findlay Ford Lincoln Mercury. Defense verdict after four-week trial involving product liability claims by former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and team trainer seeking over $200 million in damages (no appeal)
  • Graves v. Warner Bros., Jenny Jones Show. Appellate counsel for Warner Bros. in the notorious Jenny Jones case arguing that plaintiffs' $25 million verdict had been improperly obtained. The verdict was vacated and judgment was entered for the defendant
  • Johnson v. Harley-Davidson (U.S. District Court, E. D. of California). Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification defeated. This class action was brought by consumers who purchased Harley-Davidson motorcycles manufactured from 1999 to 2010 and equipped with Twin Cam 88 or Twin Cam 96 engines. The complaint alleged that Harley-Davidson designed, manufactured, marketed and sold motorcycles with defective engines because they produce excessive heat, causing burn injuries to riders and passengers
  • Glaeser v. Ford Motor Company. Defense verdict in wrongful death case involving the rollover of a Ford Explorer 
  • Lear v. Electrocal Designs, Inc. Significant judgment obtained on behalf of client Electrocal Designs, Inc. in an automotive supplier dispute
  • Adams v. Ford Motor Company. Obtained a defense verdict following a five day jury trial in a negligence action involving admitted liability and a pretrial demand of $1 million

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation, 2019-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine, 2012

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts:Defense and Land Use/Zoning, 2012-Present