Kim J. Sveska
(248) 875-6220 (cell)
ExperienceMr. Sveska began his legal career in 1993 after practicing pharmacy for approximately 15 years. He represents business in the defense of products liability and toxic tort litigation and defends pharmacists, physicians and other health care providers against malpractice claims. He has considerable experience handling complex litigation, managing science and medical issues, experts and related components of national litigation as well as the preparation of Daubert challenges to plaintiff experts. Mr. Sveska also represents pharmacists and pharmacies in business “start up” activities including; buy-sell transactions, contracts, licensing agreements and other legal issues that arise in the typical pharmacy. Mr. Sveska has successfully tried a number of cases and is routinely involved in health care related regulatory matters including compliance audits, licensing, and health care law issues. Mr. Sveska is a principal with the firm.
EducationThomas M. Cooley Law School - Juris Doctor – Cum Laude - 1992
Wayne State University - Master of Science in Pharmacy – Highest Distinction - 1984
Ferris State University - Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – Highest Distinction - 1976
Professional Background and LicensureMr. Sveska practiced pharmacy in hospital, chain, and community pharmacy settings. He was most recently a Director of Pharmacy in a hospital setting. He is an active member of the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), the Michigan Society of Hospital Pharmacists (MSHP), the Oakland County Pharmacists Association, and sits on the Education Committee of the American Society of Pharmacy Law (ASPL). He is a member of the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (MSHRM) and is admitted to the Michigan and Federal bars. He maintains his Michigan pharmacist licensure.
Publications & Presentations (Selected)Co-Author, "Trial Preparation”(in press). In Institute for Continuing Legal Education , eds., Michigan Civil Procedure, Second Edition. Ann Arbor: ICLE Press.
"Negligence/Malpractice Law Concepts," Michigan Pharmacist Association's Annual Meeting, February, 2009, and Health Dimensions Pharmacy, March, 2009.
"More on Pharmacy & Related Law," Michigan Pharmacist Association's Annual Meeting, February, 2009, and Health Dimensions Pharmacy, March 2009.
“Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” presentation at Michigan Risk Management Symposium, Oakwood Healthcare System, August, 2008.
Co-Author, “Progressive Liability Reform Law Faces Repeal Effort In Michigan”, Washington Legal Foundation: Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 21, No. 32, October 20, 2006.