Marquette MICHIGAN

ABOUT M. Sean Fosmire

Sean Fosmire is a Principal in the Marquette office. His practice includes general civil litigation with emphasis on medical and legal professional liability, no-fault automobile coverage, complex litigation, insurance coverage, environmental, and title insurance defense. Other areas of practice include probate, estate planning, real estate, and general business matters.

Mr. Fosmire received a B.A. in Political Philosophy from James Madison College, Michigan State University, in 1976 and a J.D. from Washington College of Law, American University in May 1980. He was admitted to practice in Michigan in December 1980 and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1981) and the Western District (1985), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

He was admitted to practice in Michigan in December 1980 and worked with the Kitch firm in downtown Detroit from 1980 to August 1985, when he relocated to Marquette County and joined a two-lawyer firm in Negaunee. Over the next 14 years he and his partners built a firm that would become the second largest in Marquette County. In 1999, he became a shareholder in the new Marquette office of a statewide law firm. He rejoined the Kitch firm in March 2017.

Mr. Fosmire has particular interest in legal technology and Federal compliance issues (EMTALA, Medicare, Medicaid). He has received training through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education as a facilitative mediator and is a member of the panel of mediators under the Voluntary Facilitative Mediation program sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.


Liability for Workplace Accidents: A Proposal for Proportionate Liability - Michigan Bar Journal, 1986

The Physician’s Guide to Professional Liability Litigation

Intranets and Extranets: The Extension of Web Technology to the Distribution of Private Information - Michigan Bar Journal and Michigan Lawyers Weekly, May 1995

Lawyers and Their Documents - From Electrons to Paper and Back Again - Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2003

Refining the Standard: Authenticating Computer-Based Evidence - Law Library Resource Exchange, July 2006

Tort Reform in Michigan - 2010-2013

The MSP Guide for Michigan No-fault Carriers - 2014-2016

The Defendant’s Guide to Litigation

Mr. Fosmire additionally manages several web sites:

Resources on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act -

U.P. Family Succession Planning -

Michigan LawNet -

Insights & News

April, 2020 - Legal Updates, Recent Highlights

Sean Fosmire Addresses Small Business and Employment Matters Regarding COVID-19 on Ask The Lawyers/Media Meet in Marquette

July, 2019 - Recent Highlights, Wins

Sean Fosmire Successfully Argues to Uphold Tax Foreclosure for Upper Peninsula County Treasurer

December, 2018

Susan MacGregor and Sean Fosmire Receive No Cause Verdict

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Areas of LAW

  • Environmental
  • Insurance Claims
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate

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