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Cameron R. Getto
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Phone: (248) 851-4111

Fax: (248) 851-0100

Cameron Getto represents individuals, non-profits, and businesses in professional negligence, complex tort, employment, and commercial litigation matters, with a history of impressive outcomes.

Many of the cases Cam handles involve critical medical, engineering, and scientific issues, and his ability to process and translate that information for judges and juries accounts for much of his success at trial and on appeal in Michigan’s state and federal courts. Unlike other attorneys and law firms that represent plaintiffs or defendants exclusively, the reputation for fairness, civility, and professionalism for which Cam and the Firm are known has allowed him to fight for clients on both sides of the aisle. Among his many accomplishments, Cam has successfully challenged Michigan’s welfare laws on behalf of adversely affected mothers, defended homeowners wrongly accused of misrepresenting property defects, and recovered compensation for patients injured by medical negligence.

A prolific writer and speaker, Cam has been published in the Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Defense Quarterly, and Michigan Trial Lawyers Quarterly, and has presented to organizations such as Henry Ford Hospital, the Institute for Paralegal Education, the National Business Institute, and the Berkley, Royal Oak, and Troy Democratic Clubs. Cam is also a devoted resident of the Huron Valley community, serving in current and past leadership positions with Ann Arbor Academy, the Ypsilanti Board of Education, the Ypsilanti Depot Town Association, and the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

Before receiving his law degree at the University of Denver School of Law, where he also served as an editor of both the Law Review and student newspaper, Cam earned degrees in philosophy and music composition from Oberlin College, and worked in the music industry. He continues to write songs and has a recording studio in his home.

Education

  • University of Denver School of Law,
    Juris Doctor, 1997
  • General Editor, Denver University Law Review
  • Vice President of the Board of Trustees, D.U. Student Bookstore, Inc.
  • Editor, The Student Writ newspaper
  • Oberlin College,
    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Music Composition, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Colorado (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Negligence Law Section
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Constitution Society

Volunteer, Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Board of Directors and Secretary, Ann Arbor Academy
  • Board of Advisors, Friends of the Freighthouse
  • Advisory Board, Ypsilanti Depot Town Association
  • Board of Directors and Former Vice President, Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra
  • Former Trustee, Ypsilanti Board of Education

Publications

  • “Meeting the Challenge of Child Maltreatment in Rural Areas” (with Daniel Pollack), ABA Child Law Practice, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 2015
  • “Legal Immunity for Child Welfare Agencies Signals the End of the Foster Care Liability Case As We Know It,” Res Ipsa Loquitur, Vol. 44, No. 4, July/August 2014.
  • “‘Failure to Train’ Lawsuits against Departments of Human Services” (with Daniel Pollack), ABA Child Law Practice, Vol. 32, No. 11, November 2013
  • “The Two-Tiered Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Legislative ‘Solution’ Creates Myriad Problems for the Courts” (with A.M. Schoepfle), 78 Michigan Bar Journal 556, 1999; 17 Michigan Defense Quarterly 15, No. 1, 2000; and 35 MTLA Quarterly 23, Spring 2001
  • “Does Winning Entitle the Plaintiff to Taxable Costs? Allstate Says No,” 34 MTLA Quarterly 13, Spring 2000
  • “It’s Time for Your Deposition” (law firm publication with A.M. Schoepfle), 2000
  • “Stalking the Plaintiff: Surveillance, Lies and Videotapes” (with D.R. Getto), 33 MTLA Quarterly 7, Summer 1999
  • “Environmental Law: Tenth Circuit Survey,” 73 Denver University Law Review 753, 1996

Presentations

  • “Supreme Challenge,” Berkley, Royal Oak, and Troy Democratic Clubs along with the Justice Caucus, June 26, 2008
  • “Medical Record Documentation: The Best Time to Avoid a Lawsuit Is Before It Begins,” Henry Ford Hospital Grand Rounds, September 5, 2007
  • “Document Production & Organization for Litigation Paralegals in Michigan,” Institute for Paralegal Education, March 9, 2005
  • “Medical Records for Michigan Attorneys,” National Business Institute, February 5, 2004
  • “Medical Records for Michigan Attorneys,” National Business Institute, January 28, 2003
  • “Essential Litigation Skills for Michigan Paralegals,” Institute for Paralegal Education, November 19, 2002 (subsequently re-issued for use in other states and developed for on-line publication and CLE credit through Westlaw)
  • “Preparing Clients for Depositions,” Wayne State University Law School (NewLawyersSeminars.com), February 23, 2002
  • “Keys to Success: Managing Your Time & Your Costs,” Wayne State University Law School (NewLawyersSeminars.com), December 1, 2001