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Specializing in Litigation, Trials and
Complex Regulatory Matters

C h a r l e s  J  G e r l a c h  plc
email:         cjg@lebowgerlach.com
office:        248.406.5015

Charles "Chud" Gerlach has been a litigator and trial lawyer for over 30 years.  After
Wayne State University Law School he was a Research Attorney for the Oakland County
Circuit Court where he honed his the talents that justified the Order of the Coif Award he
received during law school.  Mr. Gerlach's skills as an advocate representing individuals
and businesses, large and small, local, national and international has brought success
over a wide range of issues.

Trial and Appellate Advocate

Mr. Gerlach has represented a wide range of clients from various industries including
commercial real estate, health care, real estate lending and development, medical
equipment, insurance, construction, automobile component and service suppliers and
natural gas marketeers.  He has successfully represented clients on a wide range of
employment and labor law issues as well as bankruptcy litigation.  Chud Gerlach's wide
range of successful experience prosecuting and defending appeals in both the state and
federal courts Is a resource which places clients at an advantage whether they are in the
planning stage are looking into a second opinion. He is a master of the written word.

Areas of Practice
Trial and Litigation Counsel, Complex Civil Business, Bankruptcy,
Real Estate, Employment, Labor, Civil Rights, Finance, Fraud,
Business Disputes, Business Dissolution, Fraudulent Transfer,
Construction, Non Dischargability Bankruptcy Adversary
Proceedings; Professional Malpractice, Lemon Law; Arbitrator in
Complex Civil Cases, Appeals.

Special Designations
Mediator, Oakland County Circuit Court; Private Arbitrator;

Order of the Coif

Admitted to Practice
1976, Michigan
1977, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
1989, U.S.District Court, Western District of Michigan
1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

University of Michigan (B.A,With distinction, 1973
Wayne State University (J.D, 1976).

Oakland County Bar Association
American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Labor
and Employment Law)
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Corporation, Finance
and Business Law; Labor Relations; Litigation; Consumer Law).

Reported Cases
Oerther Bros. Excavating, Inc. v. Woodcraft Square Ltd. Dividend
Housing Assoc, 135 Mich. App. 813; 355 N.W.2d 681 (1984)
Lease Car of America, Inc. v. Rahn, 124 Mich. App. 686; 335 N.W.
2d 123 (1983)
Petersen v. New York Life Ins. Co,,,, Supp. 2d 828 (2000)
Noel v. Fleet Fin., Inc., 34 F. Supp. 2d 451 (1998); 183 F.R.D. 618
Noel v. Fleet Fin, 971 F. Supp. 1102 (1997);
Metro Communications Co. v. Ameritech Mobile Communications,
Inc., 788 F. Supp. 1424 (1992)
Wynn Oil Co. v. American Way Serv. Corp, 943 F.2d 595 (1991)
FTC v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 853 F.2d 458 (1988)
Hartman & Eichhorn Bldg. Co. v. Dailey, 266 Mich. App. 801, 703 N.
W.2d 496, (2005), (Lv grnt’d) 474 Mich. 1132, 712 N.W.2d 724
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