Carmine G. Paterra

Areas of Practice

Medical malpractice defense, premises liability, construction law, appeals, and landlord tenant.


Practice focused primarily on all areas of medical malpractice defense including birth trauma. Also, responsible for appeals at levels of the Michigan State Courts. Practice also includes representation of builders and contractors.


Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, 1996, University of South Australia School of Law.
J.D., 1994, Wayne State University Law School.
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1991, Albion College.

History with Firm

Joined the firm in February, 2003; Associate Principal.
Joined the predecessor firm, Willmarth, Tanoury, Ramar, Corbett, Garves and Shaw in September, 1998.

Jurisdictions Admitted

State of Michigan.
United States Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


State Bar of Michigan
Italian American Bar Association of Michigan

Community Involvement

Italian American Club of Livonia
Assistant Coach, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, JV Boys Soccer Team
Our Lady of Good Counsel, parish member

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