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Biography
Edward  Perdue

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1996
    - Saint Athanasius Debating Society
    - Hispanic Law Students Association
  • B.A. (cum laude), Villanova University, 1989
    - Double Major: Political Science and History
    - Minor: Naval Science

ADMISSIONS

  • Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Florida
  • U.S. District Court, New Mexico

Edward Perdue
Managing Partner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: T. 616-888-2960 | M. 616-516-6284
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Edward Perdue is the Founder of Perdue Law Group, PLLC. A seasoned trial lawyer based in Michigan, he focuses his legal practice on commercial, labor and employment, real estate, automotive, healthcare, intellectual property and product liability litigation.

A former municipal prosecutor, Ed has extensive first chair trial experience and acts as lead counsel on matters pending throughout the nation.  He is also a current board member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, a former director of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and a former Trustee of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

In 2018 and 2019, Ed was honored to be recognized by his peers in the legal community for professional excellence by being named in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation. In May 2019 he received the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Marion Hilligan Public Service Award on behalf of the Grand Rapids Veterans Bar Association (GRVBA) for its work in establishing a pro bono program for veterans in West Michigan.

Ed is the son of a Colombian immigrant and grew up on Long Island, NY. Ed earned his B.A. degree (cum laude) from Villanova University in 1989.  He majored in history and political science and obtained a minor in naval science through Villanova’s Naval ROTC program. He then went on to serve as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1989–1997. While on active duty, Ed served as a forward observer, forward air controller, platoon commander, naval gunfire spotter, and artillery liaison officer with various infantry and artillery units. He is a graduate of the USMC Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA, the Marine Officer Basic Course (Quantico), the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA, and the U.S. Army Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK. He was deployed with Golf Company, Second Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment at sea and in Northern Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.  Ed also served overseas on more than three deployments including service in Europe, Japan, Korea, Israel, and the Caribbean.  He is the recipient of various awards including the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross. Ed is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and has practiced law since 1996.

Ed is active in veteran, community and professional associations. He is a football, basketball and baseball coach, a Hispanic and Spanish speaking attorney, and a service-disabled veteran. Ed is also a co-founder and acting President of the GRVBA, founder of DRI’s Veterans Network Committee, founder of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Veterans Committee, and founder and Chair of the Center for Law and Public Policy’s Working Group on Artificial Intelligence.

Dickinson Wright PLLC, Member (1996-January 2020)

  • Complex Commercial and Financial Litigation
  • UCC Sales Litigation and Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Automotive Industry Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • ERISA Defense
  • Creditors’ Rights Litigation

Languages

English, Spanish

Community Involvement

  • Co-founder and acting President of the GRVBA
  • Founder of DRI’s Veterans Network Committee
  • Founder of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Veterans Committee
  • Founder and Chair of the Center for Law and Public Policy’s Working Group on Artificial Intelligence

Leadership Experience, Awards and Recognition

  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation – 2019 and 2020
  • Officer, United States Marine Corps, 1989-1997 - Navy Achievement Medal for service as forward observer and forward air controller in Northern Iraq and Mediterranean Sea
  • Awarded New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for service in Operations Desert Shield and Provide Comfort
  • In European operations served as Spanish interpreter for General James Jones (then Colonel), recently National Security Advisor - Obama Administration
  • Attended United Nations Presidents’ Week, New York September 2009, as guest of Colombian Delegation
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Marion Hilligan Public Service Award, 2019
  • Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Citation