Adam Kutinsky is a principal of the firm and a member of its insurance and commercial litigation practice groups. He focuses on complex commercial disputes, litigation, insurance coverage, real estate, title litigation and creditor's rights issues. Mr. Kutinsky represents several well known and respected companies of various sizes, including several publicly held companies, as a trial attorney and legal counselor. He has tried multiple cases to favorable verdicts and has successfully argued matters in the Michigan court of appeals.
Mr. Kutinsky is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®), which is a professional designation in property-casualty insurance and risk management. It is the premier designation in the insurance industry. He is a frequent lecturer and author on the subjects of insurance, risk management, title litigation and creditor's rights. In 2012, the CPCU Society Claims Interest Group named him person of the year at its annual meeting in Washington DC. On October 29, 2012, Mr. Kutinsky was featured on National Public Radio, WDET, The Craig Fahle Show, for a discussion of legal issues related to American cities.
He is AV® Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell. The AV Peer Review rating is the highest rating allowed. It attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
Mr. Kutinsky was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named Super Lawyers.
Mr. Kutinsky was named a Rising Star in 2011 and 2012 by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those who have practiced for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of Michigan lawyers are named to this list every year.
He has been recognized in dBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer since 2012.
In 2013, Mr. Kutinsky was awarded the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Advocate designation.
Mr. Kutinsky's unique expertise in the area of insurance coverage was the subject of feature articles in both Michigan Lawyers Weekly and the Detroit Legal News.
Mr. Kutinsky received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University's James Madison College. Mr. Kutinsky is licensed to practice law in Michigan, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
CPCU Society, Member
CPCU Society Greater Detroit Chapter, Immediate Past President
CPCU Society Claims Interest Group Committee, Past Member
Council Member of the Insurance and Indemnity Section, State Bar of Michigan, Chairperson Elect
Michigan Land Title Association, Member
Advisory Council, The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
Honors, Awards and Other Recognitions:
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Advocate Designation
dBusiness Top Lawyer 2012, 2013 and 2014, Insurance Coverage
Recent Publications and Presentations:
Advocating Allocation of Liability and Exhaustion of Policy Limits: Policyholder and Carrier Perspectives, A Live 90-Minute Webinar Program with Interactive Q&A, May 14, 2014, Strafford Publications, Inc. *preparation of materials
Common Issues in Insurance & Indemnity Litigation, Homeward Bound 2013-2014, I.C.L.E., co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, *preparation of materials
Protection for Professional Liability Losses: Insurance and Indemnity, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, a publication of the State Bar of Michigan, April 2013
State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section 2013 Winter Conference, featured speaker, “Recent Developments in Michigan Insurance and Indemnity Law” March 16, 2013
Wayne Law Review Symposium, featured speaker, "Revisiting the American City: A National Survey of Urban Legal Frameworks," November 2, 2012
An Overview of Title Insurance, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, a publication of the State Bar of Michigan, July 2012
An Overview of Professional Liability Insurance, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, a publication of the State Bar of Michigan, October 2011
Insurance and Risk Management Issues Related to Medical Marijuana, Education Presentation to the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, September 21, 2011
The Court of Appeals Chips Away at the Future Advance Mortgage Conundrum, The Title Examiner, a publication of the Michigan Land Title Association, Fall 2011
Drafting Insurance and Indemnity Provisions in Construction Contracts, Owners Perspective, the Magazine of the Construction Owners Association of America, Summer 2011
Who Does Your Insurance Agent Represent? Michigan Lawyers Weekly, December 13, 2010
Claims and Fraud from an Outside Claims Consultant Perspective (Storm Stories), Presented for the Michigan Land Title Association, Featured Speaker, ALTA 2010 Fall Educational Seminar, October 12-13, 2010 and November 10, 2010
Insurance and Risk Management for Construction Project Owners, Presentation for the Owner Training Institute, Construction Owners Association of America Webinar Series, Featured Presenter, February 24, 2010
Protect Against Construction Project Risks, co-authored with John M. Sier, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 22, 2010
Uniqueness, Complexity of Title Insurance Should be Examined in Light of Wayne County Proposal, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, July 20, 2009
Grasping the Tripartite Relationship in Michigan, co-authored with Gregory G. Drutchas, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 23, 2009
Must a Lender Discharge a Future Advance Mortgage Following a Payoff of the Mortgage, Even if the Underlying Line of Credit is Not Closed?, co-authored with Christina A. Ginter, Laches, a publication of the Oakland County Bar Association, March 2008
When is a Future Advance Mortgage Paid Under Michigan Law?, The Title Examiner, a publication of the Michigan Land Title Association, Winter 2008
Advising a Business Regarding Business-Income-Loss Claims, The Michigan Business Law Journal, a publication of the State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, co-authored with John M. Sier, Spring 2007
Will the Supreme Court Uphold Restrictions on the Use of Equitable Subrogation by Sophisticated Financial Institutions?, The Title Examiner, a publication of the Michigan Land Title Association, Spring 2006
Has the Michigan Court of Appeals Created a Presumption Against the Use of Equitable Subrogation by Sophisticated Financial Institutions?, Author, Laches, a publication of the Oakland County Bar Association, February 2006