For nearly 30 years, Frank DeLuca has devoted his litigation practice to business, commercial, product liability, and trust disputes. Through his trial practice, he has appeared as trial counsel in numerous federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies and mediation and arbitration tribunals. Mr. DeLuca has successfully represented and obtained verdicts, judgments, awards and settlements for a list of valued clients that include major automobile manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and finance companies, as well as closely held businesses and their owners, families, and individuals.

In the commercial arena, Mr. DeLuca has pursued, defended, and managed complex litigation in a broad array of actions, including breach of contract and warranty claims, product liability, fraud and business tort claims, class actions and complex collection actions, shareholder disputes, and trade secret and unfair competition claims.

When disagreements over trusts and estates turn into courtroom disputes, Mr. DeLuca represents personal representatives, beneficiaries, creditors, trustees, and other parties with an interest in or legal obligation to the estate. These matters can involve trust and will contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, heir and beneficiary claims, undue influence, and mental incapacity.

Because of his record of impressive verdicts and settlements, superior advocacy talents, and commitment to achieving clients’ goals and objectives, Mr. DeLuca was named a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine and earned an “AV Preeminent Lawyer” designation by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer rating reflecting the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. DeLuca is a frequent presenter on risk management and risk reduction topics, sharing his knowledge through onsite presentations with his clients and at business and industry seminars. He is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and its Litigation Section, the American Bar Association, and the Oakland County Bar Association.

Education

  • University of Detroit Law School, Juris Doctor, 1988
  • Albion College, Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Awards & Honors

  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale Hubbell)
  • DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers – 2010

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association