Douglas S. Campbell
Mr. Campbell received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law in 1997, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Central Michigan University in 1992.
Mr. Campbell concentrates his practice in worker’s compensation, negligence, automobile no-fault and general insurance defense litigation. Mr. Campbell has extensive workers compensation trial experience and has also successfully argued in the Michigan appellate courts.
Mr. Campbell is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts in Michigan and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the worker’s compensation section of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Michigan Self-Insurers Association, the Claims Litigation Management Alliance, and the Defense Research Institute, and The Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Mr. Campbell regularly provides seminars to insurance companies and corporations on worker’s compensation claim handling, return to work programs and litigation strategies. He has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community and has received the highest ranking from the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory (“AV”)
Mr. Campbell was recently selected by his peers in the legal community as one of the “Top Lawyers” practicing Workers Compensation Law in Southeast Michigan, as noted by Dbusiness magazine.
State Bar of Michigan
The Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Douglas S. Campbell
Doug Campbell recently won a worker’s compensation trial in which Plaintiff’s claims for injuries to the shoulder, back, knees, and psychological disability were denied. The Magistrate further found that Plaintiff had a retained wage earning capacity and did not meet the threshold for “good faith effort” to look for employment. The Plaintiff’s weekly benefit rate for an alleged ankle injury was significantly reduced. Mr. Campbell relied upon zealous cross examination of Plaintiff’s medical and vocational experts and strong surveillance video and testimony in achieving the victory.
Victory at the COA
Doug secured a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals. We successfully argued that the underlying claimant was in the “course and scope of his employment” when involved in a motor vehicle accident. The Court reversed the trial court opinion that the claimant was “going to or coming from work” and therefore not covered by the Worker’s Compensation Act.
Doug Campbell secured dismissal of a PIP case filed by out of state resident. Under the newly amended version of MCL 500.3163, out-of-state insurers of out-of-state residents no longer have to provide Michigan No-Fault PIP benefits at all unless the out-of-state resident owns and insures a Michigan-registered vehicle.