The Plato Law Firm has decades of experience in the areas of municipal, construction, insurance defense and employment law. The founder of the firm, Edward Plato, has had the privilege of representing and defending municipalities, contractors, engineers, insurance companies and employers for over 30 years. The firm will also represent individuals, in select cases, in employment and personal injury matters. Mr. Plato presently serves as City/Township Attorney and as liability defense counsel for several municipalities in Southeastern Michigan. He also has successfully represented over 30 different contractors and engineering firms, either directly or through their insurance carriers, in all aspects of construction litigation involving commercial, public construction and residential projects. Mr. Plato has been the general liability counsel for Dan's Excavating, Inc., Michigan's major highway contractor, for over 25 years and has also been appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan representing the Michigan Department of Transportation with regard to highway construction litigation.
Ed Plato has been designated as a Michigan "Super Lawyer" for fifteen consecutive years by the national publications, Law & Politics and Thomson Reuters. He was selected for the areas of municipal/government law, construction law and personal injury defense. He has been consistently voted a Top Lawyer by his peers in DBusiness Magazine and Hour Magazine for the years 2012 to 2019 in the areas of municipal law, construction law and liability defense. He has also recently been selected as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in 2018 and 2019. He has been granted a rating of "AV" by the National Law Directory, Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards, every year for over 35 years.
For the years 2018 and 2019, Jessica Bond has been selected as a Michigan Rising Star, a designation received by only 2.5% of Michigan attorneys, in the area of Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters, following its extensive nomination and peer evaluation process.
The Plato Law Firm prides itself on quick and personalized response to any request for services or legal question. The attorneys at the firm are readily available to be contacted on weekends and after normal business hours should legal matters arise that need immediate attention.