Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.

Law Firm in Lansing, MI

About This Firm

Since Walter S. Foster founded the firm in 1902, our practice has expanded steadily to meet the changing needs of our clients. Our reputation is one of providing sound legal counsel and the highest level of advocacy. With offices in Lansing and Oakland County, we are proud of our commitment to our clients and to the highest standards of practice that have sustained us for 100 years. The Firm's lawyers participate in civic and professional organizations and local pro bono efforts. Continuing legal education is provided regularly in-house to all employees, Lawyers and staff are encouraged to attend outside continuing education programs as well.

Areas of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Asset Protection
  • Asset Recovery
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Class Actions
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Collections
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Election, Campaign and Political Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • General Practice
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Municipal Law
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Patents
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Law
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Law
  • Sports Law
  • Taxation
  • Torts
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • Transportation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Utility Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Wills
  • White Collar Crime.

Overall Client Rating

in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Family Law
4.9 out of 5.0

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  • Recommended by 4 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 02/22/13
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GENERAL COUNSEL FOR: Sparrow Health System, Michigan Milk Producers Assn., Spartan Motors, Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority, Southern Clinton County Municipal Utilities Authority, City of Fenton and Michigan Fisheries Resource Conservation Coalition.


LOCAL COUNSEL: Shell Western E & P Inc., Shell Pipeline Co., Heat Controller, Inc., Detroit Edison, Michigan Consolidated Gas, Michigan Mutual Insurance Co., General Motors Corp., Physician Insurance Company of Michigan, Michigan Physicians Mutual Insurance Co., Gallagher Bassett, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Farmers Insurance Exchange, Lansing School District, CenturyTel, Michigan Exchange Carriers, MSU Federal Credit Union, Century Telephone Enterprises, Inc., Telephone Association of Michigan, Dart Container Corp., Central Transport International, Inc., Midwest Claims, Henry Ford Hospital, Cherry Central Cooperative, Inc., Michigan Farm Bureau, Fifth Third Bank, County of Clinton, Secura Insurance, Jackson National, OJ Transport, Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance, Auto Club Insurance, Lutheran Homes of Michigan, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Hurley Medical Center, Detroit International Bridge Company, Michigan Trucking Association and Michigan Movers and Warehousemen's Association.


Admiral Insurance, Auto Owners Insurance Co., Employers Mutual Insurance Co., Fremont Mutual Insurance Co., Gordon Food Service, Hastings Mutual Insurance Co., Phoenix Aviation, St. Paul Companies, Inc., State Farm Insurance Co., United States Aviation Underwriters, British Aerospace Public Limited Co., Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Co., State Farm Insurance, Fremont Mutual Insurance, Vergennes Township, Village of Saranac, den Dulk Dairy, L.L.C., EMC Insurance Companies, ITT Hartford Insurance Group, Intermatic, Inc. and Cesna Aircraft Co.

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Firm Address

Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.
313 South Washington Square,
Lansing, MI 48933-2193






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Office Information
 313 South Washington Square,
Lansing, MI 48933-2193


Other Offices
Detroit Office
333 W. Fort Street - 11th Floor Detroit, Michigan
Farmington Hills Office
32300 Northwestern Highway, Suite 230 Farmington Hills, Michigan
Grand Rapids Office
1700 East Beltline, N.E., Suite 200 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Holland Office
151 Central Avenue, Suite 260 Holland, Michigan
Marquette Office
205 S. Front Street, Suite 2D Marquette, Michigan
Farmington Hills, Michigan Office: 32300 Northwestern Highway, Suite 230. Telephone: 248-539-9900. Fax: 248-851-7504.
Grand Rapids, Michigan Office: 1700 East Beltline, N.E., Suite 200. Telephone: 616-726-2200. Fax: 616-726-2299.
Detroit, Michigan Office: 333 W. Fort Street - 11th Floor, 48226. Telephone: 248-785-4725. Fax: 248-785-4726.
Marquette, Michigan Office: 205 S. Front Street, Suite 2D. Telephone: 906-226-5501. Fax: 517-367-7331.
Holland, Michigan Office: Central Avenue Financial Center, 151 Central Avenue, Suite 260, 49423. Telephone: 616-796-2500. Fax: 616-796-2520.

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