Frederick W. Lauck, author and long time trial lawyer, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan... a Motown child of Greatest Generation parents. He graduated from St. Scholastica Grade School... a product of Dominican Nuns (1957), and Detroit Catholic Central High School... a product of Basilian Priests (1961). After attending the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fred finished up four years of NCAA football at the University of Detroit, graduating cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Chemistry and Philosophy… a product of Jesuit education (1965).
After working briefly as a Computer Programmer for Ford Motor, Fred enrolled at the University of Detroit Law School in the fall of 1966 and graduated, summa cum laude, in the spring of 1969... number one in his graduating class. He is licensed by the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of California.
Since graduation from Law School in 1969, Fred has worked as a trial lawyer prosecuting criminal cases in the Wayne County Prosecutor's office for Wayne County Prosecutor, William Cahalan, and as a trial lawyer for the Plunkett Cooney Law Firm.
In 1976, Fred began his own law firm, The Law Offices of Frederick Lauck, P.C., representing clients across the spectrum of litigation... both civil and criminal.
The 2011 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers captures the broad scope of Fred's 40 plus years experience as a trial lawyer:
“…He has represented numerous lawyers and law firms on law firm split-up cases, obtaining a $1.2 million jury verdict in one case. He has also tried numerous criminal, personal injury, divorce and commercial cases, obtaining several multimillion-dollar verdicts and recoveries ranging from $1.8 million to $8.1 million. In 2010 he secured a $2.35 million recovery for a judge’s family members. His law school honored him as the Urban Law Clinic’s “Student for the Ages” and “Alumnus of the Year.” Most recently, in the case People v. Wade, he successfully challenged jury verdict forms in Wayne County that were directing juries to convict.”
In 2012, Fred received the Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar of Michigan. Fred has also published two books in the last year: Children Of The Greatest Generation... An Emotional History (600 pages) which traces the "lives and times" of those children fortunate enough to be born to Greatest Generation parents and Fred's most recent book Wealth Power Politics Jesus (100 pages) which takes on the "always reoccurring", historical, political and religious "topics of today" (War, preemptive strikes against world tyrants, "right to life" principles versus "right to work" laws, the never ending battle between middle class, Labor Unions and Corporate America, "self made men", Wealth... the Great American Superhero, Capitalism, Socialism, Redistribution of Wealth, the Great Recession of 2008, the meltdown of the American economy... "economic terrorists" and "religious freedom" lawsuits by Catholic Bishops over "birth control" benefits for their employees)... and measures those "topics of today" ( topics of every era) against the 2,000-year old "message of Jesus" of Nazareth... the "revolutionary" who took on the religious powers of his time, and paid dearly with his life.