Timothy A. Diemer

Approaching $3 Billion in Judgments Reversed on Appeal

Timothy A. Diemer

Timothy A. Diemer


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James Madison College
Michigan State
University (B.A. 1999)

Boston College
Law School, J.D. 2002


2011 - 2021 Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Law)

2012 - 2021 dBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers List (Appellate Law)

2012 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer

2011 Crain's Detroit Business 40 Under 40 [read the profile here]

2008 - 2020 “Superlawyers” Michigan


Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (Board Member 2006 - 2008, Secretary 2009, Treasurer 2010, Vice President 2011, President 2012)

State Bar of Michigan Negligence Council, Board Member 2014 - 2020 ; Treasurer 2021

Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation, 2012-2020

Defense Research Institute

Michigan Appellate Bench Bar Conference Executive Committee (Treasurer)

Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Council Member

Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

Bar of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar of the Eastern and Western District Courts of Michigan

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association


Click here to watch Mr. Diemer’s recent webinar for MDTC: “The Best Things Don’t Always Come to Those Who Wait: A Strategic Approach to Interlocutory Appeals”

Click here to read Mr. Diemer’s article in the Michigan Bar Journal regarding common law claims for “gross negligence”

Click Here to listen to Mr. Diemer′s appearance on the Frank Beckmann show representing the views of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel in favor of reforming the selection of judges in Michigan

Click here to read Mr. Diemer′s Amicus Curiae Brief in the Court of Appeals filed on behalf of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, which helped compel the disclosure of the plaintiff′s social media profile information, a ground breaking decision under Michigan law [PDF]

President′s Corner, Michigan Defense Quarterly, April 2013

President′s Corner, Michigan Defense Quarterly, January 2013

President′s Corner, Michigan Defense Quarterly, October 2012

President′s Corner, Michigan Defense Quarterly, July 2012

Recovery of Penalty Interest by Subrogated Insurers, Michigan Defense Quarterly Agreement, April 2010

The Basics of Brief Writing in the Court of Appeals, Michigan Appellate Practice Section Newsletter, Winter 2008

Brief Writing in the Court of Appeals, Michigan Defense Quarterly Agreement, January, 2008

Post Trial Motions: Setting the Stage for Appeal, Michigan Defense Quarterly Agreement, October, 2007

Expedited Appeals in the Court of Appeals, Negligence Law Section Quarterly, Winter 2005

Cross Claims and Third Party Claims, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly, October, 2005

Negligent Performance Of A Contract: An Unnecessarily Complicated Issue, Negligence Law Section Quarterly, Fall, 2004

Get Ready For Fast Track Appeals, The General Practitioner, Vol. 25 No.5, Fall 2004

The Brave New World Of Fast Track Appeals, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Nov. 15, 2004

Individual Liability Under Elliott Larsen, Michigan Defense Trial Quarterly, April, 2004