STEPHEN T. MOFFETT

Founder/Senior Partner


STEPHEN T. MOFFETT is the founder and senior partner of Moffett Vitu located in Birmingham, Michigan. He established the firm in 1985 as a personal injury and product liability defense practice.

Born in 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan, Mr. Moffett attended Grand Blanc High School where he was the captain of the debate team, winning many state events and receiving numerous individual honors. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1977 with a degree in pre-law, Mr. Moffett attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, earning his J.D. in 1980.

Mr. Moffett began his career as a trial lawyer specializing in product liability defense. Shortly thereafter he received the AV Preeminent lawyer rating of 5 out of 5 from Martindale-Hubbell and continues to maintain that status today.

Mr. Moffett has appeared numerous times before the Michigan Court of Appeals, successfully arguing many cases, resulting in favorable decisions impacting businesses throughout the state.

As a result of an active and successful trial career, in 1997 Sunbeam Corporation sought out and retained Mr. Moffett to serve as National Trial Counsel defending multiple product lines. As National Counsel, he is responsible for coordinating the defense of his clients in complex and catastrophic cases and works closely with local defense lawyers throughout the US and Canada.

To date, Mr. Moffett has tried nearly 100 jury trials, many of which included claims for catastrophic personal injury and death, in both federal and state courts throughout the country. He has also successfully represented clients in matters pending before the Consumers Product Safety Commission.

Currently Mr. Moffett is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute where he has spoken on matters involving the coordination of defense in catastrophic product liability cases.

For the past 30 years Mr. Moffett has lived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he enjoys golf, skiing and sailing with his two sons who are currently attending Michigan State University.

Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Ohio
United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Pro Hac Vice admission to the courts of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia

Education

Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, J.D., 1980
Michigan State University, B.A, 1977

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute


 

Phone: (248) 646-5100
Fax: (248) 646-5332
Email: smoffett@moffettvitu.com
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255 East Brown Street
Suite 340
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 646-5100
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