(248) 851-4111 
Shawn K. Ohl

Phone: (248) 254-4999

Fax: (248) 851-0100

Shawn K. Ohl has defended a wide variety of commercial litigation and insurance claims in state and federal court, including first-party no-fault, third-party automobile negligence, premises liability, professional negligence, and property claims.

With each new client, Shawn takes the time to learn and understand the various facets of their business to better serve them. He prides himself on thorough evaluation and thoughtful resolution of each case in a cost-effective manner.

Shawn has worked in the insurance industry as well as in private practice. He previously managed a group of insurance adjusters while also coordinating outside counsel throughout the country for a large trucking company engaged in interstate transportation. Shawn has handled all aspects of litigating matters, from pre-suit negotiation through trial and appeal, with focused determination and keen awareness of his clients’ needs.

Shawn has also served as Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Legislative Counsel Bureau in Carson City, Nevada, where he drafted legislation for the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 73rd Session and 21st Special Session. This experience provided valuable insight into the legislative process and drafting at the state level while providing a unique insight into numerous Constitutional issues.

While in law school, Shawn interned with the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and with then-Chief Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Living out his passion for learning and education, he has also served as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law teaching Research Writing and Advocacy, and Oakland Community College teaching Business Law.

Shawn’s commitment and compassion for his community is reflected through his volunteer work for the U of M Club of Greater Detroit as a member of the Board of Governors, and his pro bono work with the Women’s Survival Center in Pontiac, Michigan for victims of domestic violence.

An avid sailor and nautical enthusiast, Shawn has sailed in several regattas, including the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.


  • Wayne State University Law School,
    Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2001
  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean’s Scholar
  • Gold Key Certificate
  • Assistant Editor and Senior Articles Editor, Wayne Law Review
  • University of Michigan,
    Bachelor of Arts in English, with distinction, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan