26000 West Twelve Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034
248-355-2999

Firm/Attorneys

Firm History – Since 1939

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The firm of Posner and Posner was founded in 1939 by the husband and wife team of Samuel Posner and Elizabeth F. Posner. Sam Posner (Wayne Law School, 1939) was a legendary trial lawyer in the Detroit, Michigan area, still trying cases at age 90 until his final illness in 2006. Elizabeth F. Posner (Wayne Law School, 1938) was a pioneer, becoming a lawyer at a time when law firms thought that women should be secretaries, not lawyers, and actively practiced law until her final illness in 1995.

In 1974, their son, Gerald F. Posner (Yale Law School, 1974) joined the firm, and it was renamed Posner, Posner and Posner.

In 1997, attorney Eric D. Frey (Washington and Lee University, 1983) joined the firm, and in 2002, Zachary M. Posner (Michigan State University, DCL, 2002), son of Gerald F. Posner, and grandson of the firm’s founders, joined the firm, bringing three generations of Posners together.

Our Attorneys

Gerald F. Posner
Eric D. Frey
Zachary M. Posner

Gerald F. Posner

Dinner at The White House with law school classmates

 

J.D., Yale Law School (1974)
B.A. (With High Distinction), Wayne State University (1971)
General Course, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England (1970)

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court

Member of bar associations or law-related organizations:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Elected member of the Council of the State Bar of Michigan
        Appellate Practice Section (2003 – present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit, Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
        (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Michigan Association of Justice
        (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association)

 

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Eric D. Frey


J.D., Washington and Lee University (1983)
B.S. (summa cum laude), Washington and Lee University (1980)

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan

 

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Zachary M. Posner


J.D., Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law (2002)
B.A., Albion College (1999)

Admitted to practice:

  • State of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, American Bar Association

 

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