James E. Wynne

James E. Wynne is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He is a Vice President of Butzel Long and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1972 and from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1975. He is admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Illinois and in numerous federal courts across the country. Mr. Wynne is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers.

Mr. Wynne has handled commercial and product liability trials and litigation since 1975. He serves as the national trial counsel for several major automotive suppliers, handling cases in a variety of states.

Mr. Wynne also has specific experience with specialized personal-injury asbestos litigation in thousands of such cases throughout the United States. He has been involved in several landmark decisions in this area, and serves as a key strategic advisor to several global manufacturing concerns regarding asbestos and toxic tort matters. Mr. Wynne also has substantial experience in computer support for mass tort litigation.


  • Michigan State University 1972
  • Kent College of Law 1975, J.D.


The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2006-2022

Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2008-2019

DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Personal Injury Product Liability, 2011-2013, 2015-2022


  • Illinois
  • Michigan


State Bar of Michigan

TriCounty Hearing Panel No.2 of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board - Chairman


  • Obtained dismissal by summary disposition and summary judgment of asbestos claims


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