Devin S. Schindler
B.A. James Madison College and the Honors College at Michigan State University
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School 1986
Before joining the Cooley full-time faculty in May 2007, Professor Schindler was a partner with the law firm of Warner, Norcross & Judd, in Grand Rapids, Mich., 1986-2007.
He has appeared three times in front of the Michigan Supreme Court, most recently winning in the case Tomecek v Bavas. Professor Schindler has litigated numerous constitutional issues at all levels of state and federal courts, including the Michigan Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to being named a Superlawyer by The Detroit News, Professor Schindler has also been named as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the fields of healthcare law and commercial litigation.
He has hosted a radio program, "The Constitution Among Friends," for WGVU-AM since 1992. Professor Schindler served as Law Clerk for the Hon. S. Clifford Wallace, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Diego, Calif., 1986-1987.
Professor Schindler has authored two privately published treatises on compliance issues for physicians and hospitals. He is a frequent author and has made hundreds of speeches on constitutional law issues and health care compliance. He most recently published articles in the Case Western Reserve's Health Matrix: Journal of Health-Medicine, and in Quinnipac Universities' Health Law Journal.
As a practicing attorney, Professor Schindler successfully tried the first criminal and civil cases brought under the Michigan Environmental Response Act.
He is a member of The Order of the Coif.
At Cooley, Professor Schindler teaches Constitutional Law and Health Care Regulation.
Between Transparency and Safety: Prior Restraints, FOIA and the Power of the Executive, 38 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 1 (Fall 2010).
Never Events and the Continued Federalization of Malpractice, 12 Quinn. Health L. J. 209 (Fall 2009).
Pay for Performance, Quality of Care and the Revitalization of the False Claims Act, 19Case Western Reserve Health Matrix: J. of Law-Medicine 387 (Spring 2009).
The Class Based Animus Requirement of 42 USC 1985(c): A Limiting Strategy Gone Awry?, 84 Mich L. Rev 88 (1986).
John D. Anderson & Devin S. Schindler, 1985 Survey of Books Relating to the Law VII. Federal Courts and the Constitution, 83 Mich. L. Rev. 1088 (Feb. 1985).
Books and Chapters in Books
The Appointment of Justice John Paul Stevens in "Judging in West Michigan—Celebrating the Community Impact of Effective Judges and Courts" (Nelson Miller, et. al, ed., 2011).
Quality of Care, Pay for Performance and the Future of Nursing Home Litigation, Defense Practice Seminar, Nursing Home/ALF pp 55-74 (DRI Publications September 2008).
Amicus Curiae Brief of Michigan Shoreline Caucus Supporting Motion to Reopen and Renewed Motion for Preliminary Injunction, State of Wisconsin v State of Illinois, originally reported at 388 U.S. 426 (1967).
Appellees Frank and Janis Tomecek's Brief on Appeal, Supreme Court Case No. 134665 (Mich Sup Ct, August 15, 2008.) (Opinion reported at Tomecek v Bavas, 482 Mich 484 (2008)).
Federal Court Strikes Down Efforts by the FCC to Muzzle Bono (And Others), Radio and Television Business Report (October 13, 2007).
Quality of Care Initiatives: Malpractice and Pay for Performance, 9 Compliance Today, vol 11, 4 (November 2007).
A Response to When Judges Make Foreign Policy, The New York Times Magazine, October 12, 2008 at p. 10.
Compliance Issues for Physicians and Hospital-Based Practices (2008).