The Guardian Building
500 Griswold St., Suite 2825
Detroit, MI 48226
In practice since 2003, Eric P. Conn has nearly 20 years experience as a litigator, trial attorney and appellate advocate. Prior to joining Jacobs and Diemer, Mr. Conn served as an assistant attorney general and was a partner at a large, national law firm, where he and the lawyers of Jacobs and Diemer developed a strong relationship while they worked together on a number of significant, high exposure cases.
With his background as both a litigator in the trial and appellate courts, Mr. Conn brings his unique skill set to round out the appellate practice group of Jacobs and Diemer. At times trial court litigation skills are necessary, including insurance coverage declaratory judgment matters, a burgeoning practice area of the firm. Where necessary to meet the needs of existing firm clients, Mr. Conn will employ his litigation skills on coverage matters, during post-judgment proceedings, or in the appellate court system.
Licensed in Michigan and Florida, Mr. Conn has been relied on by a variety of clients in the corporate, insurance, employment, and construction industries. Mr. Conn has successfully represented his clients in state and federal court, including in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the District of Minnesota.
During his professional career, Mr. Conn has handled several large value, complex insurance coverage matters. Mr. Conn`s clients also rely on him to assist in contract interpretation matters involving multi-million dollar commercial and construction litigation. He also has experience in class action litigation, section 1983 cases, wrongful death litigation, and wrongful termination, hostile work environment and discrimination cases, among many others. In addition to serving as first and second chair at numerous trials, Mr. Conn has extensive experience arguing in the Court of Appeals and has also argued before the Michigan Supreme Court.
Numerous industry groups have recognized Mr. Conn for his legal skill. Mr. Conn was named as a 2018, 2019, and 2020 Leading Lawyer, was named a Super Lawyer in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and was previously AV rated by Martindale Hubble. He received his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he graduated in the top 25% of his class in 2003. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2000.