Detroit’s Kerr Russell Adds Five Attorneys

James E. Tamm
James E. Tamm // Courtesy of Kerr Russell

Kerr Russell, which is headquartered in Detroit and has offices in Troy and China, has announced the addition of five attorneys to its practice: James E. Tamm, Lauri B. Stewart, Richard V. Stokan Jr., Paul M. Indyk, and Kevin A. McQuillan.

“We are pleased to welcome Jim, Lauri, and their colleagues to Kerr Russell,” says Jim Cambridge, a member of Kerr Russell’s executive committee. “These exceptional attorneys will strengthen our medical malpractice defense and municipal practice areas and help continue our tradition of dedicated service to our clients.”

Tamm is experienced defending municipalities, including matters related to government liability, land use, and zoning. He speaks and writes on municipal law matters. He has served as defense counsel for physicians and health care facilities for more than 30 years and has conducted more than 60 trials across the state and in federal court.

Stewart represents governmental agencies and their employees on matters relating to government tort liability, civil right legislation, land use and zoning disputes, and related constitutional claims. She has experience defending employment actions including discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and First Amendment retaliation claims. She has been a speaker at municipal conferences and has also served as defense counsel for health care facilities and physicians in medical malpractice for more than 20 years.

Stokan defends municipalities on matters relating to governmental liability, Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act claims, civil rights violations, local ordinance issues and reviews, municipal charter reviews, municipal contracts, real estate transactions, land use and zoning laws, and related constitutional claims. He has experience defending attorneys against legal malpractice claims and representing insurance carriers in first- and third-party automobile claims, in addition to representing physicians and health care facilities in medical malpractice actions.

Indyk assists with medical malpractice and municipal practices and represents clients in first- and third-party automobile claims, premises liability, and general negligence claims.

Kevin A. McQuillan, a former law clerk to Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Colombo Jr., practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense and municipal law.