Bryan L. Schefman

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Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Law
  • Government Payor Programs
  • Subrogation
  • Benefits Coordination
  • Medicare and ERISA
  • Claims Recovery
  • General Business

Biography

Mr. Schefman is a life-long resident of the Great State of Michigan and has dedicated his career in law to helping people.  In a legal career which has spanned 36 years, Bryan Schefman has represented injured clients and medical doctors, on both sides of auto collision and medical malpractice, subrogation, and insurance recovery cases, representing thousands of clients and winning millions of dollars. With knowledge and experience in complex medical cases, and his experience in medical issues for insurance companies and injured victims, he is able to help his clients through the insurance maze and maximize their recoveries. In addition to helping people who are injured, Mr. Schefman has served physicians and healthcare organizations in general business and healthcare fields and he served as General Counsel to a Medicaid Managed Care Plan (Great Lakes Health Plan, Inc.), and later as CEO, in an effort to redefine care management strategies that could actually reduce costs by improving patient health. Now back in private practice, Mr. Schefman is able to combine his knowledge of personal injury law and recovery, insurance law, subrogation and claims, general and professional liability to help his clients and continue to win millions of dollars in settlements and multi-million dollar verdicts for them.

Mr. Schefman has been in your shoes, having survived near-critical injuries in motor vehicles and motorcycles. He has experienced severe injury, the confusion of insurance coverages, finding doctors to treat his injuries, delays in payments by insurance carriers, settlement, and the stress of the care and recovery for him and his family. That has been valuable experience that has influenced his understanding of your needs as a client. Let him help you.

Mr. Schefman has received numerous professional recognitions, including 1998 Runner-up in Ernst & Young’s/Crain’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the formation, funding and growth of a venture capital-funded insurance company, 2014 & 2015 D-business and “Top Lawyer” designation, as well as dramatic success in breaking new ground in the application of the Medicare Secondary Payor Act. His roles as a founder of an insurance company, as its General Counsel, and as President and CEO, as a lobbyist, a member of the board of directors of a MCO/HMO and MCO trade association, and his representation of physicians and individuals in medical related matters, has given Mr. Schefman a keen insight into the inter-relationship of insurance coverage, injury, and payment that he is able to apply to the benefit of his clients. Whether you’re injured and need medical care or a doctor that has provided care that needs to be paid, Mr. Schefman is in your corner. 

 


Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Honors

  • Runner-up in Ernst & Young’s/Crain’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”, 1998
  • D-business and “Top Lawyer”
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section & Healthcare Section, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • MCO/HMO Trade Association, Board of Directors, Member
  • Michigan Coalition for Affordable No Fault, Board of Directors, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Trial Attorney

Past Positions

  • Medicaid Managed Care Plan, Founder, General Counsel, CEO