Devin frequently represents condemning agencies in complex eminent domain cases. He was a key member of the trial team for multiple condemnation trials in Michigan’s Thumb region, each of which resulted in the jury finding the agency’s original offer was just compensation for the property acquired, and that no additional compensation was owed to the property owners. He has also been instrumental in appellate victories in the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals, capitalizing on his written advocacy talents to secure successful outcomes for the Firm’s clients.
Devin earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, before attending Harvard Law School and earning his law degree, cum laude. At Harvard, Devin interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission. He also served as Technical Editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review, a contributing staff member for the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and a student coordinator with the Law & Arts Initiative.
Prior to joining Zausmer, August & Caldwell, Devin practiced in Chicago with Jenner & Block, where he worked on complex insurance defense and commercial litigation matters, including a $1 billion estate dispute involving a multitude of complicated real estate transfers and trust disbursement issues. He has brought his superior analytical skills, detail-oriented approach, and real-world business sense to his work here, contributing to the exceptional representation the Firm’s clients have come to expect.