Mark C. Rossman
Mr. Rossman concentrates his practice in business, commercial, and banking litigation. In addition, he also specializes in divorce and custody disputes. Accordingly, he has represented a wide range of clients, including partners and shareholders in close corporations, commercial lenders, creditors and debtors, and individuals involved in difficult and sensitive family law matters.
Since graduating from Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, in 2001, Mr. Rossman has obtained many notable results for his clients. For example, in 2009, he obtained a $1.275 million jury verdict in a federal court breach of contract case, which represented the 18th largest verdict in the state of Michigan that year. Mr. Rossman was also involved in obtaining the 3rd largest class action settlement in Michigan last year in a land–fill remediation suit, which netted his clients a settlement valued at over $18 million. In 2009, he also obtained cash settlements for clients totaling in excess of $1 million in cases involving fraudulent transfers, defaulted commercial loans, and partnership claims.
In addition to his extensive trial court experience, Mr. Rossman has an extensive appellate court record. Most recently, he was involved in the briefing which resulted in a favorable result for his clients in the United States Supreme Court in the landmark preemption case of Altria Group, Inc. v. Good. In 2008, he successfully defended a client in the Sixth Circuit in a complex antitrust case in which he not only secured dismissal of the claims but obtained appellate sanctions against the plaintiff and its lawyer. See also, Greenwood v. Raznick, 2009 WL 1421153 (2009)(client's contract claims not barred by release); Kellogg Co. v. Toucan Golf, Inc., 337 F.3d 616 (6th Cir. 2003)(client's "toucan" trademark did not infringe on Kellogg's "Toucan Sam" trademark).
In 2009, Mr. Rossman was selected by Super Lawyers as a "Michigan Rising Star," and, in 2007, he was profiled in Michigan Lawyers Weekly as an "Up and Coming Lawyer." He has authored articles for the Michigan Bar Journal on the subject of fiduciary obligations in the partnership and the reinsurance contexts. Mr. Rossman has represented several clients in high profile and controversial cases, which have appeared in the local media and on television.
In law school, Mr. Rossman won the student trial competition and earned the Silver Key Certificate for outstanding legal scholarship. Prior to law school, he obtained a degree in English, with distinction, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Rossman is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth and First Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Eastern District of Michigan. He is a neutral case evaluator on the commercial panel for the Oakland County Circuit Court.
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, 2001
- Won the student trial competition
- Silver Key Certificate for outstanding legal scholarship
B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor