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.
The head of the firm’s Appellate Law Practice group, Mr. Ludden regularly argues before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Michigan Court of Appeals and has also appeared in the United States and Michigan Supreme Courts.
He has been counsel of record in published decisions resolving issues related to due process, medical and legal malpractice, defamation, class action certification, judicial ethics, the priority of interests in real property, estate planning and the statute of limitations. Mr. Ludden also has extensive trial experience in federal district courts.
Mr. Ludden has successfully tried a significant number of cases in both federal and state court and in private arbitrations.
Mr. Ludden is 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.
Michigan Supreme Court Re-Appoints C. Thomas Ludden to Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
The Michigan Supreme Court has re-appointed attorney C. Thomas Ludden to a third consecutive three-year term on the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. This appointment will expire on December 31, 2024. The Committee is composed of attorneys and judges whose duty is to ensure that the Model Civil Jury Instructions are concise, understandable, conversational, unslanted, and not argumentative. The Committee has authority to amend or repeal existing instructions and, when appropriate, adopt new instructions, although the instructions do not have the force and effect of a court rule.