THOMAS L. VITU is a shareholder/partner in the firm and originally joined the firm as a senior associate in 1995. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, as well as a cum laude graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was recognized with top honors in legal writing. In recognition of his service to the public and profession, Mr. Vitu was presented with the State Bar of Michiganís Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 1994.

Mr. Vitu has a distinguished career in civil defense litigation in the areas of medical malpractice, construction and industrial accidents, commercial and general liability. Since 1999 Mr. Vitu has specialized in the defense of product liability claims. Along with the firmís founder, Stephen Moffett, he has represented Sunbeam Products, Inc. nationally on claims and litigation involving electric blankets and heating pads, in which they have achieved several defense verdicts and summary judgments on behalf of the client.

Mr. Vitu has developed expertise in the defense of fire loss claims. He regularly engages and works with leading fire investigators and electrical engineers around the country in all phases of the defense of such claims, from leading and coordinating fire scene investigations, artifact preservation, subsequent laboratory analysis of evidence and development of alternative ignition scenarios. He has a reputation of being a keen observer of fire loss data and evidence in working with his retained consultants.

In addition to being an outstanding litigator, Mr. Vitu is a member of the Michigan State Bar and the Defense Research Institute. He is active in his church and school in Rochester Hills, MI where he resides with his wife Kim and daughters Madelyn and Kaley.

Court Admissions

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


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Michigan State University, B.A., 1983

Professional Memberships

Defense Research Institute


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