David A. Couch

Shareholder
Co-Managing Attorney

Grand Rapids Office
(616) 742-5500
dcouch@garanlucow.com

Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2008 and 2009

Education:

  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1993
  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy, 1997

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 1997
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1997
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1997

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Past General Liability Section Chair
  • American Inns of Court, Past President
  • Federal Bar Association, West Michigan Chapter
  • The Harmonie Group
  • Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Business Advisory Council
  • Cascade Community Foundation

Practice:

  • No-Fault and Automobile Negligence
  • Heavy Trucking Defense
  • Michigan Dramshop Actions
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Fire and Property Damage
  • Subrogation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Mold/Sick Building Syndrome
  • Municipal Liability
  • Probate and Wills
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Premises Liability
  • Biodiesel Litigation
  • Pro bono representation of indigent clients through Legal Aid of Western Michigan and Federal Court Pro Bono Program

Publications:

  • Michigan Defense Quarterly (October 2007, Vol. 25 No. 2) “Social Networking Websites As Effective Tools Of Discovery”
  • Case note, Lemmerman v. Fealk, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 73, Iss. 2, Winter 1996
  • “Sixth Circuit Judge Halmor H. Emmons,” The Court Legacy, United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Historical Society, Vol. IX, No. 1, September, 2001
  • Law Fax – client periodical

Awards:

  • Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2008 and 2009