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A graduate of Wayne State Law School, Mr. Anding is a founding partner in the law firm of Drew, Cooper and Anding. In starting the firm in 1991, Mr. Anding brought his experience in complex commercial litigation to a unique and diverse partnership.
Mr. Anding’s commercial litigation client base ranges from consumers and individual entrepreneurs to international corporations. He has practiced before the Federal & State Courts in Michigan, Texas, New York, Florida, Alaska and Colorado as well as before the Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Verdicts obtained by Mr. Anding include numerous damage awards in excess of $1 million, including a $72 million verdict in 2015 and a $27.5 million verdict in 2003. In addition, Mr. Anding is experienced in arbitration including international arbitration before the London Court of International Arbitration.
As a trial lawyer specializing in fraud, finance and consumer class actions, Mr. Anding has authored several articles on the topic of lender liability and has served as a faculty member at various seminars related to his expertise on various topics within the practice of commercial litigation.
Notable Cases and Results:
Meoli v. Huntington National Bank (In re Teleservices Group, Inc.), No. 1:12-cv-1113; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129909 (W.D. Mich. Sept. 28, 2015)
Venture Global Engineering v. Satyam Computer Systems, 730 F.3d 580 (6th Cir. 2013)
Venture Industries Corp. v. Autoliv ASP, Inc., 457 F.3d 1322 (C.A. Fed. (Mich.), 2006)
Law School: Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
In addition to his memberships in the local, state and federal bar associations, including his service as President of the Federal Bar Association (Western District, 1999-2000) Mr. Anding is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; National Association of Consumer Advocates; Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation; Historical Society for the United States District Court, Western District, Michigan (Board of Trustees); Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan (Past President); Order of the Barristers.
Since its inception in 1991, the law firm of Drew Cooper & Anding has dedicated itself to providing Just Results through exemplary representation of our clients. Whether representing an individual or a large corporation, we use the same creative and dynamic approach, employing the latest in litigation technology, which allows us to compete with large national firms.
For over 25 years, DCA has maintained a distinguished and established reputation throughout the legal field as well as within the greater Grand Rapids community. Our valued reputation is the result of a firm‐wide commitment to active participation in programs which promote diversity, support for local charities through volunteerism and donations, and providing pro bono legal services.
Drew Cooper & Anding prides itself on being a firm of trial lawyers with collective courtroom experience exceeding 100 years. In addition to numerous individual and firm awards, DCA has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997 and is a Martindale‐Hubbell AV rated firm based upon peer review.