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William McCandless

Attorney - Of Counsel

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Office: Ann Arbor

tel. (772) 234-8860

fax. (586) 421-1843

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William McCandless has 30 years of experience serving clients in civil litigation practices including product liability, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, construction site accidents, employment discrimination and personal injury matters. His clients include the largest physician owned medical malpractice insurance company and a Fortune 250 manufacturing company for whom he serves as national defense counsel in industrial products liability cases.

Noteworthy

  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Education

  • Wayne State University (B.S., 1970; M.A., 1976; J.D., 1981 )

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1991
  • State Bar of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2009

Select Cases:

  • Macomb County Circuit Court, MI, 2012.  Jury verdict for defendant in medical malpractice lawsuit (alleged negligence in managing anti-coagulopathy, leading to stroke and permanent debility).
  • Wayne County Circuit Court, MI, 2012.  Jury verdict for defendant in medical malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit (alleged negligence in managing congestive heart failure).
  • Wayne County Circuit Court, MI 2012.  Voluntary/uncompensated dismissal of medical malpractice claim prior to trial (alleged negligence in managing anti-coagulopathy).  Co-defendant settled for approximately $6 million.
  • Macomb County Circuit Court, MI 2012.  Voluntary/uncompensated dismissal of medical malpractice claim prior to trial (alleged negligence in managing complications from ERCP).  Co-defendants settled for in excess of $2.1 million
  • Riverside County Superior Court, CA, 2012.  Nuisance value contribution to settlement of wrongful death and two personal injury claims in product liability suit arising from rollover of a recreational dune buggy.
  • Davidson County Circuit Court, TN, 2012.  Nuisance value contribution to settlement of wrongful death claim in product liability suit arising from fire/explosion of chemical compound.
  • USDC-SD New York, 2012.  Voluntary/uncompensated dismissal of defendant in catastrophic personal injury product liability clam arising from failure of hydraulic tool.
  • Wayne County Circuit Court, MI 2012.  Voluntary/uncompensated dismissal of medical malpractice/wrongful death claim (alleged failure to identify/manage epidural abscess) prior to trial.  Co-defendants settled for ~$450,000.
  • Macomb County Circuit Court, MI 2012.  Voluntary/uncompensated dismissal of medical malpractice/wrongful death claim (alleged negligence in ensuring safety of nursing home patient).  Settled by co-defendant for $50,000.
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, CA 2012.  Nuisance value contribution to settlement of multiple property damage product liability claims associated with security system for California State Capitol complex.

Smith Haughey Publications

Type Date Title
Newsletter 11/16/2011 Legal Ease Fall 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Life Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Florida
  • Collier County Bar Association