Frederick R Dewey

Frederick R. Dewey


Fred Dewey’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of Business & Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Probate Litigation. From assisting with the resolution of pre-lawsuit disputes to representing clients in complex jury trials, Mr. Dewey has substantial experience at all stages of litigation.

After graduating from University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Mr. Dewey served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Loyola University New Orleans. He is a graduate of Wayne State Law School and has been with Dickinson Wright PLLC since 2012.

Education & Credentials


Loyola University New Orleans

B.B.A., 2009
  • magna cum laude

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 2012
  • cum laude
  • The Wayne Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean's Scholar

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2016-present
  • Recipient of the “Spirit of Detroit” Award (2017)

Prominent Assignments

Counsel for governmental agencies with respect to eminent domain proceedings brought pursuant to the Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act.

Counsel for major financial institutions in various real estate litigation matters including foreclosure and quiet title claims.

Counsel for fiduciary in probate litigation proceedings involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, defamation and malicious prosecution.

Counsel for national print and internet advertiser in actions involving the enforcement of contracts and defending against contract and business tort claims.

Represented automotive warranty provider in actions involving breach of contract claims, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claims, and Michigan Consumer Protection Act claims.

Represented major automotive manufacturer in complex environmental litigation matters involving CERCLA, NREPA and common law tort claims.

Professional Involvement

  • Veterans Bar Association (Detroit Chapter), Founding Member, Board of Directors
  • Detroit Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Military Law Committee Co-Chair


  • Co-author, "Potential Pitfalls for the Michigan Attorney: Attorney Liability for Fraudulent Transfers under Michigan's UFTA and Section 550(a)(1) of the United States Bankruptcy Code," 30-2 Mich Defense Quarterly (November 2013).
  • “From ‘America’s Finest City’ to the ‘Motor City’ – The Organization of the Detroit Chapter of the VBA,” DRI Veteran’s Network Quarterly (September 2013). 
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