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David R. Nauts

Founding Partner


Angela Kennedy

Mr. David Nauts is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. There are currently only three medical malpractice defense lawyers in the entire State of Michigan who have been granted entry into this prestigious institution.

He is AV or Preeminent rated by the Martindale Hubbell Peer review ratings. He has been designated a “Super Lawyer” in the area of medical malpractice defense every year since 2009. He is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal aspects of birth trauma and has lectured to the World Birth Congress by invitation from the Chief Perinatology Research Branch Program Director, for Obstetrics and Gynecology for the National Institute of Health.

He is an approved trial counsel for Tenet Health, McLaren Health, Beaumont Healthcare System, Trinity Health, The University of Michigan Medical Center, and others.

David Nauts has been elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. Membership is by invitation only.


University of Detroit (B.A., magna cum laude, 1986); University of Detroit School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1989).

Bar Admissions

1989, State Bar of Michigan; 1992, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Professional Groups

American Board of Trial Advocates

Practice Areas

Mr. Nauts’ practice involves every aspect of medical malpractice in the defense of hospitals, physicians, and medical professionals. He has a specialty in the handling of complex cases with large damage claims, including birth-related claims.

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