• Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, J.D., 1972
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, B.B.A., 1965
    • Distinguished Military Graduate Award (Western Michigan University's ROTC)
  • Michigan, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Alan S. Helmore
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Alan S. Helmore is a trial attorney with 30 years of experience in the courtroom. He is a nationally credentialed American Arbitration Association arbitrator in labor employment and contract disputes, and a former member of the American Arbitration Association's distinguished National Panel of Arbitrators. Prior to joining the firm, Alan was an in-house litigator for Travelers Insurance Company.

Alan counsels businesses and corporate employers on general negligence liability, insurance, risk management and claims avoidance. He has developed particular expertise in the defense of workers' compensation claims.

Alan speaks and writes frequently on workers' compensation and employment discrimination issues for business groups, unions, educational bodies and seminars for corporate employers.

Alan is an Associate Professor of Business Law at Oakland University, where he teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He served for eight years on the State Bar of Michigan Workers Compensation Section Counsel, which makes recommendations to the state legislature, the Michigan Supreme Court and other government agencies regarding workers' compensation matters. He served several leadership positions during his tenure on the Counsel, including as Chairperson, and continues active involvement in the organization as an advisor to its administration.

He received a Distinguished Military Graduate Award from Western Michigan University's ROTC program and served in the U.S. Army to the rank of Captain.

Alan has been awarded the ranking of Michigan “Super Lawyer,” by Thomson Reuters and has also has been awarded and maintains the Martindale AV rating which is the highest rating available.


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Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association, Member
  • National Panel of Arbitrators
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association