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Kaufman, Payton & Chapa

161 Ottawa Avenue NWSuite 205-CGrand Rapids, MI 49503
Phones: 800-763-4818
Fax: 248-626-2843
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Since its founding in 1975, Kaufman, Payton & Chapa has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's most successful law firms with special experience and capabilities in the areas of insurance law, product liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, liquor liability, excess and reinsurance law, municipal, international insurance, life, health and accident law, environmental impairment, commercial, and property law.

Kaufman, Payton & Chapa's distinguished roster of...

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Since its founding in 1975, Kaufman, Payton & Chapa has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's most successful law firms with special experience and capabilities in the areas of insurance law, product liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, liquor liability, excess and reinsurance law, municipal, international insurance, life, health and accident law, environmental impairment, commercial, and property law.

Kaufman, Payton & Chapa's distinguished roster of clients includes local, national and international organizations in such fields as insurance, health care, manufacturing, finance, real estate, government, retail and recreation.

The firm provides services as both legal counselors and as advocates. As advocates, Kaufman, Payton & Chapa attorneys represent clients in trial and appellate work before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in routine and complex litigation. Litigation services include research, and trial and appeal of matters requiring court or other tribunal appearances, as well as advice and counsel to help avoid litigation. Legal counsel is provided to a variety of insurance companies, corporations, individuals, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

The firm's principal office is located in an architectural award-winning building in Farmington Hills, Michigan. To better serve clients and provide easily accessible counsel, offices are also maintained in Grand Rapids and Detroit. The offices work together to ensure that clients have ready access to the firm's vast range of legal services and the diverse skills and experience of the firm's attorneys.

Kaufman, Payton & Chapa is an expanding law firm that has grown from two attorneys to a current staff of 31, including 12 attorneys and 20 support staff members. Capabilities are continually broadening as associates are added and new offices are opened.

Administrative activities of the firm are handled efficiently by a professional legal office administrator and through sophisticated computer systems that employ the latest technical advances to provide professional service expeditiously and economically.

Among Kaufman, Payton & Chapa's greatest strengths is the aggressiveness and tenacity of its attorneys. Kaufman, Payton & Chapa is, above all else, a results-oriented law firm. The many long-term relationships the company has maintained with clients are the direct result of a strong commitment to producing results effectively and expediently

Kaufman, Payton & Chapa subscribes to the highest standard of professional conduct and responsibility. Clients are kept informed of progress and consulted regarding new developments and changes. Furthermore, the firm's professional commitment is demonstrated through the leadership role it has taken in legislative tort reform and its quarterly newsletter, The Kaufman Law Letter, which keeps clients informed of legal trends, changes and developments that may impact their businesses. The firm also sponsors periodic seminars and workshops for clients that are led by experts from around the country and Kaufman, Payton & Chapa attorneys.

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Previous Law Firm Name
Kaufman and Payton
Practice Areas
Personal InjuryCar AccidentsMedical MalpracticeMotor Vehicle Accidents -- PlaintiffSocial Security -- DisabilityConstruction AccidentsBrain InjuryDog BitesWrongful DeathLiquor LiabilitySlip and FallBoating AccidentsAlternative Dispute ResolutionAntitrust & Trade RegulationAutomobileAviationBad Faith InsuranceBusiness & Commercial LawBusiness OrganizationsBusiness PlanningCatastrophic LossesCommercial LawComputerConstruction LawContractsCorporateDirectors and Officers LiabilityEminent DomainEmployment Law -- EmployerEmployment Practices LawEnvironmentalEstate PlanningExcess InsuranceFire and ArsonHealth & Health Care LawInsurance DefenseInsurance LawInsurance Law and CoverageInternational LawLabor LawLand Use & ZoningLegal MalpracticeLife, Health and AccidentLitigation & AppealsLitigation AuditsMergers & AcquisitionsMunicipal LiabilityNatural Resources LawAdministrative LawPersonal Injury -- DefensePharmaceutical LiabilityPremises LiabilityProduct LiabilityProfessional LiabilityProfessional Malpractice LawPropertyPublic Officials LiabilityRailroad Worker Injury/FELAReal EstateReinsuranceScience & Technology LawTaxationToxic TortTransportation LawWorkers' Compensation Law
Published Works
Insuring Real Property and Related Risks, Homeward Bound Seminars Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan, January, 1991Apportionment of Defense Costs and Indemnity Payouts Between Covered and Noncovered Claims Coverage Disputes in Catastrophic Eventss, American Bar Association National Institute, March, 1991Liquor Liability Law, Matthew Bender, 1987
Office Information
Address
161 Ottawa Avenue NWSuite 205-CGrand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone
800-763-4818
Fax
248-626-2843
Other Offices
Kaufman, Payton & Chapa (Main Office)
200 Kaufman Financial Center
30833 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
800-763-4818
Kaufman, Payton & Chapa
40 1/2 East Ferry Street
Detroit, Michigan 48202
800-763-4818
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