International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Detroit, MI Attorney
Anthony F. Caffrey, III, Esq.

Phone: 248.850.2179


Languages: English


  • State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., Urban and Public Policy), 1993
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., magna cum laude), 1999


  • State Bar of Michigan: 1999
  • U.S. District Court of Michigan, Western District: 1999
  • U.S. District Court of Michigan, Eastern District: 2004
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit: 2005


  • Partner
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • 70+ Appellate matters completed and/or pending
  • BV Rated by Martindale-Hubble
  • Kent County Circuit Court civil case evaluator
  • Selected for inclusion in 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers

Reported Cases:

  • Banaszak v Northwest Airlines, 477 Mich 895; 722 NW2d 433 (2006)
  • Richardson v Rockwood Center, 275 Mich App 244; 737 NW2d 801 (2007)
  • Latham v Barton Malow Co, 480 Mich 105; 746 NW2d 868 (2008)
  • Terlecki v Silver Lake Property Association, 278 Mich App 644; 754 NW2d 899 (2008), lv den 482 Mich 1057; 758 NW2d 244 (2008)
  • Michigan Division—Monument Builders of North America v Michigan Cemetery Association, __ F3d __ (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, issued May 1, 2008)
  • Shawl v Spence Brothers, Inc, 280 Mich App 213; __ NW2d __ (2008), lv den __ Mich __ (2009)

Practice Areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Appellate Section of the State Bar of Michigan; Council member
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Advocates Guild of the Michigan Supreme Court
  • Defense Research Institute, Insurance Coverage Section


  • Anthony Caffrey served as an invited representative of the State Bar of Michigan at a May 8, 2009, Caseflow Management Workshop sponsored by the Supreme Court Administrative Office. The workshop included select attorneys, judges, and court administrators. The purpose of the workshop was to analyze the time standards imposed on Michigan’s Circuit Courts in handling cases, appeals, and writs.
  • Anthony Caffrey was approved to serve as a case evaluator for Kent County


August 2005, Defense Research Institute’s Covered Events: One-Year Tolling Back Provision, analysis of Devillers v Auto Club Insurance Association, 473 Mich 562 (2005)


Born in Syracuse, New York

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Cardelli Lanfear P.C.

322 West Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067
United States

Law Firm Contact: Thomas G. Cardelli

Tel: 248.850.2179

Fax: 248.544.1191


Member Since: 2004

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