Wilhelm, Richard A.

Education

University of Michigan

B.S., Engineering, 1979
  • magna cum laude
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Wayne State University Law School

    J.D., 1982
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Wayne Law Review
  • Bar Admission

    Michigan

    Richard A. Wilhelm

    Member

    Prominent Assignments

    Lead counsel for Meritor in a business dispute relating to the ownership of intellectual property after the sale of a former division.

    Lead/trial counsel for Sabo Sistemas Automotivos Ltda and Sabo USA, Inc in an action relating to responsibility for costs relating to warranty claims and the recall of over 275,000 vehicles.

    Lead/trial counsel for Meritor, Inc. in various warranty recovery actions against suppliers.

    Lead/trial counsel for Ford Motor Company in numerous catastrophic injury product liability cases.

    Lead/trial Counsel for Michigan and National Law Firms in legal malpractice actions.

    Lead/trial counsel for Lear Corporation and Federal-Mogul in actions by and against suppliers.

    National discovery counsel for Ford Motor Company in Vehicle Restraints Litigation.

    Consultation with various clients concerning product certification, automotive recalls, the requirements of the Tread Act. product warnings and owners manuals.

    Representative Clients

    • Meritor, Inc.
    • Compuware Corporation
    • Federal-Mogul Corporation
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Michigan and National Law Firms
    • Magna International, Inc.
    • Sabo Sistemas Automotivos Ltda and Sabo USA, Inc.

    Professional Involvement

    • State Bar of Michigan
    • American Bar Association

    Publications/Presentations

    • Wayne Law Review, Co-author, Evidence, Annual Survey of Michigan Law, 1987
    • Various Society of Automotive Engineers meetings and TOPTEC conferences, Speaker
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    Areas of Practice

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