Mark Werder is an accomplished litigator with representative clients that include major broker/dealers, a multi-state retail developer, a federal institutional polluter, a cement manufacturer, a downriver industrial operation, an oil recycling company, plastics and chemical manufacturers, an asbestos manufacturer, a steel manufacturer, a developer/vendor of hotel project, a national developer, an owner/developer, and prototype tool and die operations.


Practice Areas


Representative Matters

  • Charter Tp. of Van Buren v. Adamkus, 965 F.Supp. 959; 27 Envtl. L. Rep. 21, 301 (E.D. Mich 1997)
  • Krear v. Malek, 961 F.Supp. 1065 (E.D. Mich 1997)
  • Grant v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., 952 F.Supp. 512 (E.D. Mich 1996)
  • Southern Milk Sales, Inc. v. Martin, 924 F.2d 98; 18 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1425 (6th Cir. Mich. 1991)
  • In re Grand Jury Proceedings, 851 F.2d 860 (6th Cir. Mich 1988)
  • Stinnett v. Tool Chemical Co., Inc., 161 Mich. App. 467; 411 N.W.2d 740 (Mich. Ct. App. 1987)
  • McTaggart v. U.S., 570 F.Supp. 547 (E.D. Mich 1983)
  • U.S. v. City of Detroit, 720 F.2d 443; 14 Envtl. L. Rep. 20, 164 (6th Cir. Mich 1983)
  • U.S. v. Wayne County Dept. of Health-Air Pollution Control Div., 571 F.Supp. 90 (E.D. Mich 1983)
  • Matter of Knight's Mill, Inc., 24 B.R. 143; 7 Collier Bankr. Cas.2d 655 (Bankr. E.D. Mich 1982)
  • U.S. v. Certain Land Situated in City of Detroit, Wayne County, State of Michigan, 547 F.Supp. 680 (E.D. Mich. 1982)
  • Whitaker v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 680 F.2d 1120 (6th Cir. Mich. 1982)
  • Guterman v. Schweiker, 520 F.Supp. 91 (E. D. Mich. 1981)
  • U.S. v. Young, 532 F.Supp. 334 (E.D. Mich. 1981)
  • Clark Park Citizens for Action v. City of Detroit, 503 F.Supp. 1099; 15 REC 1450 (E.D. Mich. 1980)
  • U.S. v. Cunningham, 599 F.2d 120 (6th Cir. Mich. 1979)
  • U.S. v. Lewis, 475 F.Supp. 156 (E.D. Mich. 1979)
  • U.S. v. Bowers, 828 F.2d 1169 (6th Cir. Mich)

Prior Experience

  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Civil Division, Chief, 1982-1984
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Civil Division, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1980-1982
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Criminal Division, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1978-1980


  • Judge Ralph B. Guy, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Law Clerk, 1976-1978

Academic Appointments

  • Detroit College of Law, Instructor, 1978-1980
  • Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, Civil Trial Practice, Instructor
  • NASD Arbitrator Training Seminar, Faculty, Detroit




Court Admissions



  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 
  • American Jurisprudence Book Awards for Excellence in the Study of Federal Jurisdiction, Criminal Law I, Torts II, and Family Law

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan, Member

  • Attorney Discipline Board, Panelist

American Bar Association, Member

Detroit Metropolitan Bar of Michigan, Member

NASD, Board of Arbitrators, Securities Arbitrator Panelist

AAA, Board of Arbitrators, Construction Panelist

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