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Daniel J. McCarthy is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Troy office.  Mr. McCarthy concentrates his practice in appellate and commercial litigation for both state and federal courts.  He is highly skilled and sought after for appellate litigation, as well as arbitration matters.  A prolific writer, Daniel has authored thousands of legal briefs during his career and he has garnered many victories in the appellate and circuit courts, as well as multiple arbitration awards in favor of his clients. His cumulative career is a testament to his unyielding dedication to providing every client with the most efficient and effective advocacy possible.

Overview

Daniel J. McCarthy is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Troy office.  He graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude) and Western Connecticut State University (B.B.A.).  Mr. McCarthy concentrates his practice in appellate and commercial litigation for both state and federal courts.  He is highly skilled and sought after for appellate litigation, as well as arbitration matters.  A prolific writer, Daniel has authored thousands of legal briefs during his career and he has garnered many victories in the appellate and circuit courts, as well as multiple arbitration awards in favor of his clients. His cumulative career is a testament to his unyielding dedication to providing every client with the most efficient and effective advocacy possible.

Daniel served as a law clerk intern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He later served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1999 to 2000, and then in 2000 he served as a pre-hearing attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

In addition to his career as an experienced and trusted litigator, Daniel also served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

In 2010, Daniel was appointed to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, a position he held through 2018.

Published Works

Business Contracts A to Z: Breach of Contract (National Business Institute)

Speaking Engagements

NBI Seminar on Contract and Breach of Contract Actions

Credentials

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1999 cum laude, honors scholar

Western Connecticut State University, B.B.A., 1993

Admissions

Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, 2010-2018
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers

Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022

Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2021

dBusiness Top Lawyer

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