Mr. Farrell's practice focuses on litigation matters, with a focus on commercial, insurance and financial industry issues. He has a broad range of experience before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative tribunals.
Mr. Farrell joined Myers Nelson Dillon & Shierk in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan for more than five years. As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Farrell represented the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR), the state agency responsible for regulating the insurance, securities and banking industries in Michigan. Mr. Farrell served as counsel to Michigan's Insurance Commissioner and OFIR staff and represented OFIR in administrative actions and civil litigation matters, prosecuting numerous enforcement actions against licensees and defending litigation related to OFIR's regulatory responsibilities and governing statutes. Mr. Farrell also served as OFIR's counsel on regulatory matters relating to the banking industry, including representing the Insurance Commissioner in receivership proceedings relating to the seven state-chartered banks and one state-chartered credit union that failed in the wake of the recent financial crisis. In addition to his representation of OFIR, Mr. Farrell prosecuted numerous white-collar criminal matters, primarily related to the mortgage industry. Since leaving the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Farrell has represented OFIR as a Special Assistant Attorney General on matters relating to his areas of expertise.
Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Farrell was a litigation attorney at one of Michigan's largest law firms, where his practice focused on commercial disputes, including financial service and business tort cases.
Trial, appellate and administrative litigation