Drew W. Broaddus came to Secrest Wardle in June 2010 with the specific goal of focusing his practice on appellate advocacy. Before joining Secrest Wardle, Mr. Broaddus handled all aspects of defense litigation at another firm for over seven years. He has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2002 and is licensed to practice in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Broaddus is a member of the Michigan State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section. He has been named to the list of Rising Stars in Super Lawyers Magazine for 2012 through the present. He was named by dbusiness Magazine to the list of Top Lawyers in 2017. Additionally, Mr. Broaddus has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Since joining Secrest Wardle, Mr. Broaddus has obtained excellent results in a wide range of practice areas. Drew Broaddus serves as Chair of the Firm’s Appellate and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups. Mr. Broaddus has achieved notable success early in his legal career. Drew Broaddus is renowned for victories achieved in his practice of Appellate law. Time and again he has obtained favorable results for clients. Mr. Broaddus has had a hand in modeling revisions to the law to the benefit of his clients as well as others in the industries effected through these outcomes.
Mr. Broaddus gives back to the legal community. As a member of the Michigan State Bar, Mr. Broaddus is also a member of the Michigan State Bar’s Public Corporation Law and Appellate Practice Sections. Through his involvement in the Public Corporation Law Section, Mr. Broaddus has published two articles: Exclusionary Zoning as Analyzed in Recent Decisions of the Court of Appeals: Are Such Claims Effectively Excluded from the Developer’s Lawyer’s Repertoire?, Public Corp. Law Quarterly, Winter 2009, p. 1 and Mettler Walloon L.L.C. v Melrose Township and Cummins v Robinson Township: Are Michigan Courts Moving Toward a “Shocks the Conscience” Standard for Land Use Claims Brought Under State Substantive Due Process?, Public Corp. Law Quarterly, Summer 2009, p. 10. Mr. Broaddus is also a frequent contributor to several of Secrest Wardle’s newsletters. He is dedicated to keeping clients and others in the legal community abreast of updates and changes in the law. He has recently presented a webinar for distribution to Secrest Wardle clients and others on the topic of transportation network companies and autonomous vehicles. Mr. Broaddus is devoted to keeping ahead of the curve on this trending topic for his clients.
Drew Broaddus is also committed to giving back to his local community. Mr. Broaddus is an active participant in many pursuits benefitting young students and young athletes. He frequently volunteers his time to fundraising endeavors and mentoring activities in support of educational programs. As a former student athlete, he is also a strong advocate of providing physical fitness opportunities for local youth and supports involvement in local sports programs.
Attorneys Drew Broaddus and Nathan Edmonds from Secrest Wardle discuss recent litigation and transportation network companies with host John Czuba.
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