C. Thomas Ludden

C. Thomas Ludden



  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 3910 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
  • 248-593-5000
  • 248-593-5040 FAX
  • tludden@lipsonneilson.com

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Business Torts & Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Uniform Commercial Code


University of Michigan, M.B.A.

University of Michigan, J.D.

Dickinson College, B.A.
Latin, Greek and Economics
Honors: cum laude



C. Thomas Ludden is a partner with the Lipson Neilson law firm where he specializes in appellate law, commercial litigation, and professional liability. He also brings to his practice extensive insurance coverage and appellate experience.

Mr. Ludden has defended over 100 law firms and lawyers during his career, while also handling a broad range of commercial disputes, including representing both landlords and tenants in commercial lease and other contractual disputes, software developers in intellectual property matters and both private and public corporations in environmental litigation.

Mr. Ludden’s primary goal is the prompt and cost effective resolution of disputes for clients. In reaching the best possible result for his clients, he has employed a variety of dispute resolution methods, including facilitation and mediation in order to settle disputes before significant costs are incurred. However, it takes two sides to settle a dispute, and in some cases, Mr. Ludden has successfully tried a significant number of cases in both federal and state court and in private arbitrations.


Mr. Ludden majored in Latin, Greek and Economics at Dickinson College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, with departmental honors in Greek. He then received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. A member of the American Bar Association, the Michigan Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association, he has served on the board of the Michigan chapter of the Federalist Society since 1998. He has authored articles published by the Federalist Society, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the Oakland County Legal News and the Detroit Legal News.

Recent News

Lipson Neilson Enjoys Hard Fought Victory: Federal Court Dismisses Multi-Million Dollar Trade Secret Claim Against Altair Engineering, Inc. and Key Employee

C. Thomas Ludden Submits amici curiae Brief to the United States Supreme Court in Brott v. United States


Mr. Ludden has authored articles published by the Federalist Society, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the Oakland County Legal News and the Detroit Legal News.

Independent Insurance Agents: Order Takers or Fiduciaries?
Article co-written by C. Thomas Ludden, litigation Partner at the Lipson Neilson law firm, and James R. Redeker, claims manager in the Insurance Agent’s E&O Program at SwissRe Corporate Solutions; December 2016.

“Asked and Answered – Selection of Michigan Supreme Court Judges” – Detroit Legal News, May 17, 2012.

Recent History of the Michigan Supreme Court” – Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society Magazine, October 2010.