Patrick J. Nolan

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Mr. Nolan has secured over 50 Circuit Court jury verdicts in Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Wayne, & Oakland Counties. Mr. Nolan has received successful verdicts in medical malpractice, products liability, automobile negligence, insurance law, construction law, and motor carrier (trucks) liability.

Professional Memberships and Organizations:

  • Association of Traveler's of America, sustaining member
  • Michigan Trial Lawyer's Association, sustaining member, former Executive Board member
  • Michigan State Bar Representative Assembly, former member
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, life fellow
  • Muskegon County Bar Association

Legal Experience:

  • Kohl, Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Clark & Hampton, P.C., 1978-1985
    Insurance law and defense litigation representing several major carriers, including Allstate, Auto-Owners, Citizens Insurance Company, Ohio Casualty & Physicians Insurance Company of Michigan
  • Crowley, Olsman, Nolan & Berman, P.C., 1985-1997
    Managing stockholder. Plaintiff's personal injury practice with major emphasis in medical malpractice litigation.
  • Nolan & Shafer, PLC, 1997-present
    Managing stockholder. Plaintiff's personal injury practice with major emphasis in medical malpractice litigation and family law.

Education:

  • B.S., Communication Arts, Western Michigan University 1972.
  • M.A., Honors, Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University 1974.
  • J.D., Honors, Detroit College of Law, 1978.

Military:

  • Officer Candidate School, Commandants List, 1969
  • Airborne Training Graduate, Ft. Benning, GA, 1969
  • Company Commander, Ft. Gordon, 1970
  • 1st Lieutenant Infantry Platoon Leader, Republic of South Vietnam, 1970-1971.
  • Decorations: Bronze Star with Oakleaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Men's Badge.

Personal:

Married since 1972.