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The founder of Bleakley Law Offices, Frederick W. Bleakley, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his father represented insurance companies in worker's compensation cases. Fred saw first-hand how these companies operated, saving money at the expense of injured workers and their families. When Fred became an attorney in 1986, he broke with family tradition. He formed this law firm to stand up for the rights of injured and disabled people in Muskegon and throughout Michigan, as well as to offer aggressive, results-oriented representation in cases involving personal injury, auto accidents, Social Security disability benefits, workers' comp, and other legal matters.

 

To learn more about Frederick W. Bleakley and the rest of our lawyers, please review the profiles below:

  •    Frederick W. Bleakley

  •    Berton K. May

Frederick W. Bleakley

Attorneys

Attorney at Law

Location: Muskegon, Michigan

Phone: 231-722-3733

           1-877-544-3733

Fax: 231-728-3733

 

Frederick W. Bleakley specializes in protecting the rights of the injured and disabled.

Presentations:

  • Numerous speaking engagements at various union and client meetings regarding worker's compenstation, unemployment, employment/discrimination law, and social security

  • Called to testify as an expert witness before the House and Senate Committees regarding Worker's Compensation Bill (HB 6640)

  • Chairman of State Bar of Michigan - Worker's Compensation Section - Winter Seminar (2004 - 2012)

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

  • Social Security Disability

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Automobile Accidents

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1986 - Present

  • American Association for Justice, Social Security Section , 1986 - Present

  • Michigan Association for Justice, 1986 - Present

  • Michigan Bar Association, Worker's Compensation Section

  • Michigan Bar Association, Social Security Section

  • Michigan Bar Association, Personal Injury Section

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)

  • Workers' Compensation Adjunct Appeal Board, 1991 - 1993

  • National Football League Players Association - Worker's Compensation Panel Player Representative, 2006 - Present

  • State of Michigan - Attorney Discipline Board - Hearing Panelist, 2005 - Present

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan - 1987

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit - 1989

  • National College of Workers Compensation Fellows - 2011

Berton K. May

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle

  • Federal Trial Practice

  • State Trial Practice

  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff

  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff

  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff

  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff

  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Medical Malpractice

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan Association for Justice, Member, 1989 - Present

  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

  • State Bar of Michigan Character & Fitness, Hearing Panel Member, 2004 - 2010

  • State Bar of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, Hearing Panel Member, 2008 - Present

  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Member, 2008 - Present

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan/SADO, Member, 2001 - 2009

  • Muskegon County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present

  • Michigan Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present

  • Fresh Air Society/Tamarack Camps, Board Committee Member, 2006 - Present

Attorney at Law

 

Location: Muskegon, Michigan

Phone: 231-722-3733

           1-877-544-3733

Fax: 231-728-3733

Berton bleakley

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1986

Education

  • J.D. 1985 | Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan

  • B.A. 1982 | Major: Political Science | Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan

Representative Clients

  • Injured and Disabled Workers

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1989

  • Ohio, 2008

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1989

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2009

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994

Education

  • J.D. 1988 | Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan

  • Law Review: Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 1985 - 1988

  • B.P.A. 1985 | Major: Public Administration | Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Past Employment Positions

  • May & Sucher, PLLC, Partner, 2001 - 2009

  • Berton K. May, P.C., Sole Practitioner, 1998 - 2001

  • Portnoy, Pidgeon & Roth, P.C., Attorney, 1994 - 1998

  • Meklir, Nolish, Friedman & Saperstein, P.C., Attorney, 1992 - 1994

  • Lakin, Worsham & Victor, P.C., Attorney, 1989 - 1992

  • Bleakley & McKeen, P.C., Law Clerk, 1987 - 1989

Fraternities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi