Notable Cases


First religious divorce case in Michigan Civil Court

First case in which a husband attempted to gain a portion of the value of his wife’s medical degree

Sued the Rhode Island governor on the issue of paternity

Michigan’s first bi-racial custody case

First grandparent custody case

First Michigan case involving a Vietnamese mother and grandparents whose children were being taken away

Michigan’s first major entertainment lawyer

First to change music contracts in anticipation of videos and intellectual property

$500 million settlement in Valassis vs. News America (Henry Baskin served on the legal team and has represented Valassis for fourteen years.)


  • Karen Sutton v. Diane J. and John Doe
  • Diana Birry v. Mustapha Birry
  • Allan Falk, P.C. v. Olson
  • Jaques v. Baskin
  • Olson v. Olson
  • Colista v. Thomas
  • Kosch v. Kosch
  • Byington v. Byington
  • Tanielian v. Brooks
  • Guynn v. Guynn
  • Mickowski v. Keil
  • Firnschild v. Firnschild
  • Zaborski v. Kutyla
  • Schwartz v. Gonzalez
  • Damaschke v. Damaschke
  • Duncan v. Baskin

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