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Seward Henderson is the new

generation of skilled advisors and

courtroom practitioners, leading clients

down a better path.

Seward Henderson PLLC is a new and expanding law firm based in downtown Royal Oak. We represent a broad spectrum of local and national clients — individuals, municipal entities and employees, professional sports and entertainment venues, insurance companies, property management businesses, and many others. We give our clients the benefit of small firm attention with big firm experience and expertise.

Our multifaceted and diverse skill set enables us to handle cases from beginning to end. We are advisors with experience in evaluating cases and recommending result-oriented, cost-efficient solutions. We are litigators with experience in investigating and working up cases, utilizing discovery mechanisms and arguing motions to lay the groundwork for favorable outcomes, and seeing big pictures without losing sight of details. We are trial attorneys with experience in reading juries, anticipating and overcoming evidentiary pitfalls, thinking on our feet and making sound decisions on the fly, and securing favorable verdicts. And we are
appellate practitioners with experience in identifying which facts to stress and which arguments to pursue on appeal, researching complex and novel issues, and using written word and oral advocacy to persuade panels of appellate judges to affirm or reverse decisions of trial judges.

We have been recognized as Leaders in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Super Lawyers by Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Stars by Michigan Super Lawyers, Top Women Attorneys in Michigan by Hour Detroit, Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell, and Top Lawyers by dBusiness Magazine.

Our consistent recognition for excellence in the practice of law is a product of our commitment to exceeding the expectations of clients, our dedication to acting in the best interests of clients, and our willingness to go above and beyond — the proverbial “extra mile” — for the vindication and appreciation of clients.
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Creative. Aggressive. Focused.

Small firm attention. Large firm expertise.


Appellate Practice

US Supreme Court
6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Court of Appeals

General Litigation

Personal Injury Defense
Insurance Coverage
Property Preservation


Police Liability
Zoning, Planning & Land Use
Public Buildings, Highways & Sidewalks

Risk Assessment

Assessment of Exposure



We are trial attorneys, not just litigators.

When trials are on the horizon and settlements are outside the realm of possibility, many litigators turn cases over to experienced trial attorneys. Not us. We are experienced trial attorneys, as evidenced by our proven record of success at trial.

The importance of trial experience cannot be overstated. Trial experience is necessary for evaluation. If your attorney has never tried a case, how can he or she advise you on the value of a case? Trial experience is necessary for litigation. If your attorney has never tried a case, how can he or she make informed decisions about which documents to request and which witnesses to depose during discovery? Trial experience is necessary for settlement. If your attorney has never tried a case, how can he or she take a strong position on a fair settlement during negotiations? And perhaps needless to say, trial experience is necessary for trial. If your attorney has never tried a case, how can he or she anticipate what will and will not resonate with a jury?

Choose attorneys who will not pressure you to settle a winnable case. Choose attorneys who will not make you pay for different attorneys to get caught up to speed whenever a trial is in the pipeline. Choose attorneys who will not be afraid to enter the ring, put up their dukes, and fight for you. Choose us.


Contact Us

We are located in the office building across the street from the Royal Oak Police Department, near Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle and Lockhart’s BBQ. SPH may be accessed via the East 3rd Street entrance or the Troy Street entrance. Off-street parking is available in the Farmers Market/Civic Center parking lot and the City Hall parking lot. On-street parking is also available around the office building.

Seward Henderson PLLC
210 E 3rd St. Suite 212
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: (248) 733-3580
Facsimile: (248) 733-3633