Edwin W. Jakeway, (Managing Partner)

born Flint, Michigan, December 7, 1936; admitted to bar, 1961, Michigan; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Flint Community College (A.A., 1957); Eastern Michigan University (B.A., 1959); Michigan State University College of Law (LL.B., 1961). Recipient: John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award, Eastern Michigan University, 1996; Distinguished Alumni Award, Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, 1999; Respected Advocate Award, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. Trustee, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, 1982-1995; Trustee Emeritus. Assistant Prosecutor, 1962-1963. LL.D. Honorary Doctor of Law, Detroit College of Law, 1993. Author: “Winning and Losing Slip and Fall Cases,” Case and Comment, Volume 78, May 1973; “Natural Snow Accumulation Rule Reversed in Michigan,” Bar Beat, April 1977. Trustee Eastern Michigan University Foundation. Member: Genesee County (President, 1978-1979) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan (Member, Negligence Section); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Board of Trial Advocates. Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Products Liability Law.

AV Peer Review Rated

There are two components to each Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating:

1. Legal Ability Ratings
Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer’s expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer’s practice is limited or specialized, Peer Review Ratings are based on performance in those specific fields of law.

Legal Ability Ratings are:
A – Very High to Preeminent
B – High to Very High
C – Good to High

2. General Ethical Standards Rating
The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

The General Recommendation Rating is:
V – Very High

A lawyer will not receive a Legal Ability Rating unless he or she has been endorsed for a “V.” When both categories of Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives an AV, BV or CV Rating.

Peer Review Ratings reflect career development
A lawyer’s Peer Review Rating will generally improve over time. But Peer Review Ratings can be revised downward, or even removed if a decline is noted in ability or ethical standards.

AV Peer Review Rating — shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.BV Peer Review Rating — an indication of an exemplary reputation and well-established practice. A typical lawyer is in mid-career, with a significant client base and high professional standing.CV Peer Review Rating — an excellent first Rating and a statement of a lawyer’s above average ability and very high ethics.

Craig E. Jakeway, (Partner)

born Flint, Michigan, April 7, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, Michigan. Education: Kenyon College (B.A., 1989); Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 1994). Member: State Bar of Michigan; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; Flint Trial Lawyers Association. Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Products Liability.

BV Peer Review Rated

There are two components to each Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating:

1. Legal Ability Ratings
Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer’s expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer’s practice is limited or specialized, Peer Review Ratings are based on performance in those specific fields of law.

Legal Ability Ratings are:
A – Very High to Preeminent
B – High to Very High
C – Good to High

2. General Ethical Standards Rating
The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

The General Recommendation Rating is:
V – Very High

A lawyer will not receive a Legal Ability Rating unless he or she has been endorsed for a “V.” When both categories of Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives an AV, BV or CV Rating.

Peer Review Ratings reflect career development
A lawyer’s Peer Review Rating will generally improve over time. But Peer Review Ratings can be revised downward, or even removed if a decline is noted in ability or ethical standards.

AV Peer Review Rating — shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.BV Peer Review Rating — an indication of an exemplary reputation and well-established practice. A typical lawyer is in mid-career, with a significant client base and high professional standing.CV Peer Review Rating — an excellent first Rating and a statement of a lawyer’s above average ability and very high ethics.

Morgan H. Jakeway, (Partner)

born Flint, Michigan, October 28, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, Michigan; 1996, District of Columbia. Education: Colgate University, 1989; University of London, Westfield College, London, England, 1990; Kenyon College (B.A., 1991); Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 1994). Member: American Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; Michigan Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Flint Trial Lawyers Association (President). Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Products Liability.

BV Peer Review Rated

There are two components to each Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating:

1. Legal Ability Ratings
Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer’s expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer’s practice is limited or specialized, Peer Review Ratings are based on performance in those specific fields of law.

Legal Ability Ratings are:
A – Very High to Preeminent
B – High to Very High
C – Good to High

2. General Ethical Standards Rating
The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

The General Recommendation Rating is:
V – Very High

A lawyer will not receive a Legal Ability Rating unless he or she has been endorsed for a “V.” When both categories of Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives an AV, BV or CV Rating.

Peer Review Ratings reflect career development
A lawyer’s Peer Review Rating will generally improve over time. But Peer Review Ratings can be revised downward, or even removed if a decline is noted in ability or ethical standards.

AV Peer Review Rating — shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.BV Peer Review Rating — an indication of an exemplary reputation and well-established practice. A typical lawyer is in mid-career, with a significant client base and high professional standing.CV Peer Review Rating — an excellent first Rating and a statement of a lawyer’s above average ability and very high ethics.