John H Macfarlane

John Macfarlane

John Macfarlane assists clients in negligence, personal injury, and no-fault automobile insurance matters. He received his J.D. from Wayne State University in 1978 and his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1975. He was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 1978.


John has been named one of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Michigan by the National Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (limited to attorneys who have achieved verdicts or settlements of $1,000,000 or more) and was selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers 2006, 2010-2014.

John is a member of the Calhoun County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Association for Justice, the Michigan Association for Justice, and a past member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Litigation Advisory Board.


John’s other legal memberships include:

  • Calhoun County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Past member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Litigation Advisory Board

The majority of John’s practice is focused on:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain & Spinal Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip & Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Trucking Accidents
  • No-Fault Insurance Claims
  • Negligence
  • Bicycle/auto accidents

He is the author or contributing author of the following legal articles and books:

  • “Give Your Personal Injury Client a 3107 Checkup,” Michigan Bar Journal, November 1992
  • “Introducing Evidence,” published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • “Attorney Fee Agreements in Michigan,” (No-Fault Auto Claims chapter), published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • “The Burden of Proof in a No-Fault PIP Benefits Case,” ICLE Focus on Michigan Practice, October 1995
  • “Give Your P.I. Client a No-Fault Check Up,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, November 25, 2002
  • “Torts: Michigan Law and Practice,” published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2000

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