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. 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, President
CPCU Society Claims Interest Group Committee, Member
Council Member of the Insurance and Indemnity Section, State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Land Title Association
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 2013, 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
What is a CPCU®?, The Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, a publication of the State Bar of Michigan, January 2014
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