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Thomas Van Dusen Reappointed to Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions

By: Bodman PLC


The Michigan Supreme Court has reappointed Bodman PLC attorney Thomas Van Dusen to the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, which drafts standard instructions for juries in civil cases.

The committee is composed of 21 judges and attorneys who ensure that model civil jury instructions used in Michigan courts are concise, understandable, conversational, unslanted, and not argumentative. The committee also has the authority to amend or repeal existing instructions and, when appropriate, adopt new instructions.

Van Dusen, who practices in Bodman’s Troy office, is a member of the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has broad experience in the areas of commercial, insurance and personal injury defense litigation including arbitration hearings, bench trials, jury trials, and appeals.

Van Dusen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Commercial Litigation and in Michigan Super Lawyers under Business Litigation. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association, National Diocesan Attorneys Association, and the Oakland County Circuit Court’s Case Evaluator Panel. Van Dusen is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

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