Dean A. Etsios

Dean A. Etsios: Attorney with Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
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Dean Etsios is a principal who focuses his practice on medical and pharmacy malpractice defense litigation, security cases, general liability and premises liability defense. Mr. Etsios is local counsel for a large multi-national pharmacy chain. He also represents physicians, multiple hospital systems and insurance companies in Michigan. He is a frequent presenter at state and local conferences. He joined the firm in 1990. Mr. Etsios is licensed to practice law in Michigan, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

Mr. Etsios has been an active member of the Michigan Society of Health Care Risk Management, having served as a board member, legal counsel, committee chairperson, and president. He is a frequent presenter at state and local conferences, including for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Michigan Society of Health Care Risk Management, and healthcare systems and corporations.

Mr. Etsios was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2018. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named Super Lawyers . He was also recognized by the American Registry of Attorneys as one of the 2018 Top Attorneys in Michigan.

Mr. Etsios received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, where he was named to the Dean’s List. While in law school he attended the University’s Summer Legal Program at the East China Institute of Politics and Law-Shanghai, P.R.C., and was a member of the International Legal Consortium at the University College in London, England. He also attended Colgate University and earned a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

Insights & News

January, 2019 - Community Involvement, Recent Highlights, News Releases
Kitch in the Community - January 2019
July, 2017 - Recent Highlights
Dean Etsios and Joslyn Iafrate Win Medical Malpractice Defense Jury Verdict, Dismissing Cardiac Ablation Case
May, 2015 - News Releases, Recent Highlights, Wins
Dean Etsios and Joslyn Muller Win Defense Verdict in Oakland County Circuit Court

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmacy Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(313) 965-7993  Phone
(313) 965-7403  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1986
Law School Attended:
Indiana University, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
Michigan; U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan

Membership & Affiliations

Michigan Society of Health Care Risk Management

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Birth Information:
New York, New York, October 9, 1964

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/19/14 in Medical Malpractice Defense

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 11/11/12 in Civil Litigation

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Detroit, Michigan

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