Meet Attorney Alexander S. Rusek
Experienced Trial Attorney
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Attorney Alexander S. Rusek focuses his practice on representing clients
in matters that greatly affect their lives and organizations in complex,
mass-action, and class-action litigation.
When it comes to complex tort and
personal injury representation, Attorney Rusek and
White Law PLLC are prepared to represent individual, class, and institutional clients
in complex litigation where there are significant and wide-spread injuries
being alleged. Protecting the rights of his clients is his highest priority
in litigation that will greatly affect his clients’ futures. Rusek
has significant experience in complex cases involving issues related to
long-lasting injuries, governmental immunity, constitutional issues, and
complex litigation management.
Michigan State University College of Law
cum laude and Certificate from the Trial Practice Institute
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science
Professional License & Associations
Attorney Rusek is licensed to practice in:
State Bar of Michigan – Licensed to practice in all State of Michigan courts.
- Supreme Court of the United States.
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
- Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court (Isabella County, Michigan).
Contact White Law PLLC to setup a free case evaluation with Attorney Rusek today!
Past Complex, Mass-Action and Class-Action Cases
Civil Litigation Against Michigan State University, Lawrence Nassar, U.S.
Gymnastics, and Others
Arising from the wide-spread and unchecked sexual assaults perpetrated
by Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Nassar at Michigan State University, U.S. Gymnastics
sites, and across the globe, attorney James White has represented over
160 women and girls in their journey seeking justice. Representing clients
in multiple cases as part of the mass-action
Denhollander, et al v. Michigan State University, et al., Rusek has proven to be a tenacious and conscientious lawyer in this
Attorney Rusek has thoroughly represented his clients throughout these
cases when tough issues such as statute of limitations, governmental immunity,
and notice requirements were brought as defenses against his clients.
Whether it be in court or in mediation, Rusek has experience in some of
the most complex legal arenas imaginable. Further, he has been able to
work with legislatures and activists to help spearhead systemic change
to help prevent future child abuse similar to that perpetrated by Larry
Nassar from ever happening again.
Civil Litigation Arising from the Flint Water Crisis
Arising from the switch to the Flint River as a water source for the City
of Flint in 2014, extensive complex, mass-action, and class-action continues
throughout the State of Michigan and federal courts. Attorney Alexander
S. Rusek and the White Law PLLC team has been thoroughly involved in litigation
arising from the Flint Water Crisis in all levels of courts in Michigan
and the federal court system.
Mr. Rusek and White Law PLLC’s representation in the Flint Water
Cases has arisen in the District and Circuit Courts of Michigan, the Michigan
Court of Claims, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court,
the federal Eastern District of Michigan, the federal Western District
of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States
The Flint Water Cases are both mass-action and class-action cases involving
tens of thousands of plaintiffs requiring extensive skill and knowledge
in the field of complex litigation. Mr. Rusek and the White Law PLLC bring
the required expertise and knowledge to complex cases such as these in
the areas of constitutional law, state tort law, governmental immunity,
and other areas.
Civil Litigation Against the City of Lansing
Attorney Alexander Rusek and the White Law PLLC successfully brought a
lawsuit against the City of Lansing for severe personal injuries to his
client following the reckless operation of a police cruiser by a Lansing
Police Department police officer. This complex multi-party litigation
resulted in a successful settlement for his client in excess of $1,000,000.00.
Complex issues such as actual liability and governmental immunity were
overcome by White Law PLLC’s representation of its client.
Civil Litigation Against Multi-National Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
Attorney Alexander Rusek and White Law PLLC represented numerous land-owner
clients in civil litigation against energy giant Enbridge Energy Partners,
L.P. following the Enbridge Line 5 oil spill near Marshall, Michigan.
After more than 1.2 million gallons of oil were spilled into the Talmadge
Creek and the Kalamazoo River, White Law PLLC was able to successful recover
damages for our clients arising from the contamination of their land on
and near the contaminated waters. Mr. Rusek was able to work with numerous
parties and entities to reach successful settlements for White Law PLLC’s
clients that included requirements that their contaminated land be restored
to its natural beauty.
Civil Litigation in Complex Business Cases
Attorney Alexander S. Rusek is an experienced
business law litigator. In particular, he has represented numerous Michigan businesses
and out-of-state businesses in cases involving:
- Breach of contract
- Tortious interference
- Fraudulent transfer
- Trade secret litigation
Whether in district, circuit, or a specialty business court, Attorney Rusek
brings experience necessary to achieve his clients’ goals in complex,
multi-party, and high-stakes business litigation.
State Bar of Michigan – Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Appellate Practice
Section, Business Law Section, Criminal Law Section, General Practice
– Solo & Small Firm Section, Information Technology Law Section,
Intellectual Property Law Section, Law Practice Management & Legal
Administrators Section, Litigation Section, Young Lawyer’s Section.
Ingham County Bar Association – Member, Litigation Section, Probate and Trust Law Section, Young
Director – Board of Directors (2016-2018 as ICBA-YLS President and President
Elect) (Elected 2018-Present).
Member – BRIEFS Publication (2014-Present), Membership (2016-Present),
Lawyer’s Table (2017), Annual Dinner (2017-Present), Barrister’s
(2017-Present), Bench Bar (2017-2018), Nominating (2018-Present), and
Logo Use Policy (2017-2018) Committees.
ICBA Young Lawyers Section
- Affiliate Star Award from American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2018).
Board Member (2016-Present)
Co-Chair – Social Events Committee (2016-2017).
Member – Finance, Educational Programs, ICBA Liaison, ICBF Liaison, DDBA
Liaison, WLAM Liaison, Social Events, and Paper Chase 5K Committees (2017-Present).
Member – Educational Programs and Admissions Ceremonies Committees (2016-2018).
Ingham County Bar Foundation
Director – Board of Directors (2017-2018).
Member – Community Social Tensions Committee and Publicity Committee (2017-2018)
Michigan State University College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors – Board Member (2016-Present).
Committee Member – Distinguished Alumni Award Committee, Student Liaison Committee,
Student Outreach Committee, and Local Chapter Committee (2016-Present).
Davis Dunnings Bar Association – Member.
American Bar Association – Member, Business Law Section (Various Committees), Criminal Justice
Section, Law Practice Division, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section
of Litigation (Various Committees), Section of Science & Technology
Law, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.
Book Publishing Chair – Section of Litigation Privacy and Data Security Committee (2015-2017).
Chair – Book Publishing Subcommittee, Section of Litigation Technology
for the Litigator Committee (2014-16).
Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan Chapter – Member.
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan – Member.
Michigan Association for Justice – Member.
Publications | News
Community Involvement & Awards
- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce 10 Over Next Ten Award (2018).
- Oakland University 10 Within 10 Alumni Award (2018).
- Ingham County Bar Association Top 5 Under 35 Award (2016).
- Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS Featured Young Lawyer (October 2016).
City of Lansing City Council – Candidate for At-Large City Council Seat (2017).
Ingham County Board of Commissioners Equal Opportunity Committee – Committee Member (10/2016-Present) (Reappointed 8/2017).
Ingham County Equal Opportunity Policy Review & Revision Subcommittee – Chair (1/2017-Present).
Democratic Party of Michigan
Precinct Delegate – City of Lansing, Ward 1, Precinct 6 (Elected 08/02/2016; Re-Elected 8/7/2018
Rotary Club of Lansing, Rotary Club International – Member (2017-Present)
Volunteer Presenter – “Know Your Rights,” Eastern High School, Lansing, Michigan (2017).
Volunteer – “Ask a Lawyer,” Ingham County Bar Association and Legal
Services of South Central Michigan (2016).
Volunteer – Michigan State University College of Law Connecting with Lawyers
Networking Reception (2016-Present).
Volunteer – Law Student Mock Interview Program, Western Michigan University
Cooley Law School (2018).
Volunteer Judge – American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition (2018).
Volunteer Judge – National Trial Competition, Michigan State University College of
Volunteer Judge – 1L RWA Oral Arguments, Michigan State University College of Law
Volunteer Judge – Moot Court Class Oral Advocacy Competition, MSU College of Law
Presenter – Davis Dunning Bar Association’s Driver’s License Restoration
Seminar, Capital Area District Library (2016).
Presenter – Oakland University Internship Panel (2010).
Law Student Mentor – Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Law Student Mock
Law Student Mentor – Mentor Jets, MSU College of Law/Nat. Association of Women Judges
Law Student Mentor – Mentor Jets, WMU Cooley Law School/Nat. Association of Women Judges
Volunteer – Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Association Horn of
Plenty Food Drive (2016-Present).
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Supporter and Participant in Walk MS (2014-Present).
Haven House East Lansing – Volunteer and Donor (2016-Present).
- Provided Pro Bono Representation to a Number of Local Charitable Organizations.
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