Dane Carey is a partner at Kuhn Rogers. He is a northern Michigan native and has been practicing law in Traverse City since 2015. He represents businesses and individuals in transactional matters and handles all aspects of litigation.
Dane’s practice focuses on general civil and commercial litigation, real estate and water law, business and development, corporate law, employment matters, land use and zoning, and municipal law. He has significant experience in matters involving businesses, commercial disputes, property actions, civil rights claims, employment law, and other complex civil matters. Although based in Traverse City, he represents clients throughout the State of Michigan and in Federal Courts.
In recognition of his dedicated and successful work on behalf of clients, Dane was selected as a “Rising Star” in Michigan’s Super Lawyers publication for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those who have practiced for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of Michigan lawyers are named to this list every year.
Dane is respected by colleagues for his insightful analysis and creative approach to legal issues. While in law school, Dane served as Associate Editor of the Michigan State Law Review, received a full-tuition merit scholarship, and authored an article that was published in an academic law journal and later cited in a U.S. Supreme Court brief. His article offered a completely novel application of U.S. Constitutional law as a basis for invalidating the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. This argument received tremendous praise in the legal community and was ultimately adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which overturned the federal ban on sports gambling.
In addition to his legal work for clients, Dane has also published numerous legal articles regarding his practice areas, and has spoken publicly on legal issues of interest to local organizations and news outlets.