James Harvey

313-961-7363 ext 236


BA, Michigan State University (James Madison College), 1971, with high honors- Phi Beta Kappa

JD, Wayne State University Law School, 1974, Magna Cum Laude

Positions Held:

  • Intern to Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Health and Welfare Unit
  • Intern to State of Michigan House of Representatives Judiciary Committee
  • Law Clerk to the late Hon. Wade H. McCree, Jr., Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Hearing Referee for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (1986 to Present)
  • Associate, Kelman, Loria, Downing, Schneider & Simpson (1976-81)
  • Partner, Kelman, Loria, Will, Harvey & Thompson (1982-Present)
  • Member, Michigan State Bar, Michigan Trial Lawyers (sustaining)
  • Lecturer to Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Trial Lawyers as well as community based organizations (labor unions and United Fund seminar presentations)
  • Honors Convocation Secretary, Vice-President, Detroit Chapter Phi Beta Kappa
  • Administration and Personnel Trustee (and numerous other positions) to First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit

Areas of Specialization:

  • Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability