David M. Lick

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

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South Washington Square 313
Lansing 48933 MI US

David Lick is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and has more than 30 years of experience in construction law, commercial litigation, public-private partnerships, administrative law and alternative dispute resolution.

David is known for his strategic approach to addressing client matters. Drawing on his undergraduate accounting degree, he uses the numbers as a platform to evaluate the situation.

Next, his experience as an arbitrator and a contract administrative law judge enables him to analyze the situation from the vantage point of a prospective judge. Finally, he adds his practical experience and then custom-crafts analysis and arguments for clients.

In the construction arena, David is seasoned in representing the interests of owners, architects, developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers at every stage of the process — from drafting initial contracts to project completion including any disputes.

As commercial litigation continues to expand from the courtroom to include many forms of alternative dispute resolution, David regularly represents clients in mediation, arbitration, litigation of business/owner disputes, trade secret disputes, non-compete, confidentiality anti-piracy claims, employment and employment litigation matters. David is a member of the American Arbitration Association and is an approved Circuit Court Case Evaluator for commercial litigation cases.

David is a nationally known attorney for his knowledge and experience in public-private partnerships. He has developed financing mechanisms for water and wastewater systems, roads, bridges, material recovery facilities and other infrastructure needs.

In addition to a thriving practice, Dave is very active in the community and serves in numerous leadership roles in legal, professional and community organizations.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1970
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1967, Accounting, Honors College

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana


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