Kevin Laidler, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000

Oakland University, B.S., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan


At Novara Law, Kevin Laidler focuses his practice on the defense of insurance companies, self-insured corporations and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation, including first-party auto No-Fault (PIP), third-party auto negligence, insurance coverage disputes, Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) Servicing Insurer Defense, and MACP Servicing Insurer Subrogation.

He has over 20 years of experience that ranges from private practice, managing his own firm, to public service. He is admitted to all courts in Michigan and has handled cases alone pro hac vice or in concert with other attorneys in state courts in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, U.S. District Court for Southern District of West Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan Judges & Lawyers Assistance Committee Member 2017

Lake Orion Lions Club, Director, 2015-2017

Former NASD Series 7, 63, 65, 31, Michigan Life Insurance

I.C.F.S Certified Fund Specialist

Two-Term Lake Orion Village Councilman, 1994-1998

Orion Rotary, Past President, 1994-1996

Lake Orion Village Representative to Orion Cable Commission 1996

Orion Cable Public Access Commission, 1994

American Society of Public Administrators, Board Member 1994

Lake Orion Village Parks and Recreation Committee, 1993

Orion Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1996-1997

Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit

Michigan Municipal League, Legislative Liaison

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Notable Cases:

People v Tarajee Maynor, Michigan Supreme Court, 470 Mich 289; 683 NW2d 565 (Mich. 2004) (Hot car death case, eliminated general/specific intent in Michigan; interviewed on WWJ, Oakland Press)

Judicial Tenure Commission, In re Hon. Brenda K. Sanders (2015) (Mental illness and judicial competency, front page of Michigan Lawyers Weekly)

People v Garret Brodeur, Oakland Circuit Court Case No. 2017-265001-FH (Oxford High School shooting involving deputies, featured on WXYZ)

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