Dennis Levasseur practices intellectual property litigation, franchise/dealer litigation, complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, primarily for securities broker-dealers, in proceedings throughout the United States. He has successfully defended securities broker-dealers and their registered representatives in unsuitability, fraud, churning, and “selling-away” cases. He also practices in the area of trade secret protection and arbitration proceedings in state and federal courts. Mr. Levasseur has lectured on broker-dealer and securities litigation to trade groups. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Levasseur clerked for the Honorable Stewart A. Newblatt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Mr. Levasseur is a founder of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and serves as the Legal/Government Committee Chair and on the Executive Board as the Vice President for Legal Affairs of the Detroit Historical Society. He is a City Attorney for the City of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
Mr. Levasseur is listed as a 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" under Detroit Litigation-Banking & Finance in The Best Lawyers in America. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 under Litigation-Banking & Finance and Litigation-Intellectual Property, listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009-2011 under Litigation, listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007-2015 under Securities Litigation, listed in Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2008-2016, and is listed as a 2016 “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.