Christopher Putrycus

Attorney

chris@markolaw.com

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  • “Go To Lawyer” (2023) (Negligence Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Only 23 lawyers received this recognition

  • “Employment & Discrimination Law Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)

  • “Plaintiff’s Attorney Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)

  • Chair of the Civil Rights Section of the Detroit Bar Association

  • “Section of The Year Award” (2023), Detroit Bar Association award recognizing work done as head of the Civil Rights Section

  • Selected to serve on the State Bar Law Related Education & Public Outreach Committee

  • Nationally recognized as a “Super Lawyer” (2012 – 2023) 

  • “Go To Lawyer” (2021) (Employment Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  Only 20 lawyers received this recognition 

  • Appointed to Board of Directors (2020), Detroit Bar Association

  • Named “Lifetime Fellow” (2020), Detroit Bar Association

  • “President’s Award” (2018) for Civil Rights Work, Most Prestigious Award by Detroit Bar Association.  This award recognizes an attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, his or her clients, and the public

Christopher Putrycus was born and grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He graduated with manga cum laude honors from the University of Detroit Mercy receiving his degree in Biology. Based on his academic success and the relationship created with the university during his undergrad, Christopher accepted a full Fellows Scholarship to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While there, Christopher structured his scholastic career around becoming a proficient legal writer, as indicated by his membership in the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, where he served as a Title Editor. Christopher’s experience as a law clerk inspired him to dedicate his Note to advocating for the reform of Michigan civil asset forfeiture law to protect further the property rights of citizens, particularly the most vulnerable and disparately impacted members of society by the abusive practices of law enforcement allowed under the law.

He further broadened his legal writing skill by obtaining practical experience, whether as a Judicial Intern for the Federal Pro Se Clinic, where a summary judgment motion he drafted and filed was granted by the Honorable Judge Bernard A. Friedman in U.S District Court, or as a Law Clerk, where he assisted two criminal defense attorneys with their 100 open cases for three years, by drafting deviations, proposed orders, and other legal documents and memoranda.

Academically, Christopher was able to graduate in the top 10% of his class at Detroit Mercy Law with magna cum laude honors in May 2020. In recognition of these academic achievements and contributions to the university, he was granted membership to the prestigious Frank Murphy Honor Society.

Being born and raised, attending college, and working in or just outside the city of Detroit his entire life, Christopher’s passion for representing and advocating for representing members of its community and the state of Michigan at large, may only be rivaled by his passion as a fan of each of Detroit’s professional sports teams. He is excited to bring his experience from diverse areas of law, and join Marko Law with its renowned reputation in personal injury, employment, and civil rights matters, as a Research and Appeals Attorney. Christopher believes that working with the firm’s accomplished professionals with allow him to continue to flourish as an attorney and deliver justice to his clients.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Colorado (Pro Hac Vice)

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (Pro Hac Vice)

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

Published Appellate Decisions

- Lowrey v LMPS & LMPJ, Inc, 313 Mich App 500, 503; 885 NW2d 638 (2015)
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Cahoo v SAS Analytics Inc, 912 F3d 887, 892 (CA 6, 2019)
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West v Dep’t of Natural Resources, NW2d; 2020 Mich. App. LEXIS 5069, at *1 (Ct App, Aug. 6, 2020)
- Sexton v. Cernuto, 18 F.4th 177 (6th Cir. 2021)
- Miller v. Mich. Dep't of Corr., No. 356430, 2022 Mich. App. LEXIS 5095 (Ct. App. Aug. 25, 2022), lv granted Miller v Dep't of Corrections, 511 Mich 860 (2023)
- Nugent v. Spectrum Juv. Just. Servs., 72 F.4th 135 (6th Cir. 2023)

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