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John E. Anding



A graduate of Wayne State Law School, Mr. Anding is a founding partner in the law firm of Drew, Cooper and Anding. In starting the firm in 1991, Mr. Anding brought his experience in complex commercial litigation to a unique and diverse partnership.

Mr. Anding’s commercial litigation client base ranges from consumers and individual entrepreneurs to international corporations. He has practiced before the Federal & State Courts in Michigan, Texas, New York, Florida, Alaska and Colorado as well as before the Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Verdicts obtained by Mr. Anding include numerous damage awards in excess of $1 million, including a $72 million verdict in 2015 and a $27.5 million verdict in 2003. In addition, Mr. Anding is experienced in arbitration including international arbitration before the London Court of International Arbitration.

As a trial lawyer specializing in fraud, finance and consumer class actions, Mr. Anding has authored several articles on the topic of lender liability and has served as a faculty member at various seminars related to his expertise on various topics within the practice of commercial litigation.

Notable Cases

Selected reported cases include:

  • Meoli v. Huntington National Bank (In re Teleservices Group, Inc.), No. 1:12-cv-1113; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129909 (W.D. Mich. Sept. 28, 2015)
  • Venture Global Engineering v. Satyam Computer Systems, 730 F.3d 580 (6th Cir. 2013)
  • Venture Industries Corp. v. Autoliv ASP, Inc., 457 F.3d 1322 (C.A. Fed. (Mich.), 2006)
Professional Associations

In addition to his memberships in the local, state and federal bar associations, including his service as President of the Federal Bar Association (Western District, 1999-2000) Mr. Anding is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; National Association of Consumer Advocates; Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation; Historical Society for the United States District Court, Western District, Michigan (Board of Trustees); Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan (Past President); Order of the Barristers.