December 5, 2022
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December 5, 2022, Southfield, MI) – Leading Michigan law firm Sullivan, Ward, Patton, Gleeson & Felty, P.C., is pleased to announce that Litigator Robert E. Edick has joined the firm.

A distinguished litigator, Mr. Edick has served at the highest levels of the Michigan justice system.

For twenty-five years, he served as deputy administrator for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, a nine-member body that functions as the prosecution arm of the Michigan Supreme Court. In his capacity as deputy administrator, he was involved at every step of the grievance process, from initial screening by the intake department through prosecution and appeal of formal complaints before the Attorney Discipline Board. During his tenure with the Commission, he reviewed more than 60,000 grievances, of which number he assigned more than 21,000 grievances for further investigation and summary memoranda.

In addition to his administrative duties with the Commission, Mr. Edick routinely prosecuted significant cases and frequently mentored staff counsel regarding trial and appellate strategies. He additionally defended the Commission against lawsuits filed in state or federal court and handled all complaints for superintending control filed against the Commission as original actions in the Supreme Court.

Mr. Edick was the lead appellate counsel for the Commission in several calendar cases argued before the Supreme Court, most notably Grievance Administrator v Fieger, 476 Mich 231 (2006), in which he successfully defended the constitutionality of Michigan’s civility rules.

Prior to his tenure with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, Mr. Edick maintained a litigation practice at law firms in Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan. From 1975 to 1979, he was a Prosecuting Attorney in Detroit Recorder’s Court.

He is an alumnus of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.