Varnum trial attorney Ron DeWaard has been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America.
DeWaard, who serves as Chair of the firm, was specifically recognized for white collar, investigations and civil litigation. He was one of just a few Michigan attorneys to make the list, with the majority of those recognized hailing from New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The Lawdragon 500 recognizes the most elite courtroom advocates in the nation. Those selected represent the all-stars in commercial litigation, financial and securities matters, white collar and investigations, IP, and cybersecurity and data privacy.
DeWaard concentrates his practice in civil and white-collar litigation, as well as internal investigations. He has tried cases in courts across the country and has obtained multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for plaintiff businesses. He has also obtained a number of defense verdicts against plaintiffs claiming high damages.
His record of success includes representation of the former Director of the Michigan Health and Human Services in connection with the Flint Water Crisis, where he was part of the team that obtained dismissal of the indictment brought by the Michigan Attorney General.
Prior to joining Varnum, DeWaard served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami for the Southern District of Florida, where he prosecuted and tried several large criminal cases. He was also the Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Division in that office from 2000 – 2001.
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