Peter M. Bade’s practice is concentrated on civil litigation, including representation of individuals, corporations and municipalities. He has extensive experience litigating claims involving personal injury, municipal liability, civil rights and contract disputes. He also handles divorces and estate planning. He earned undergraduate degrees from Michigan State University in 1991 and graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1994. Thereafter, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Ransom, Genesee County Circuit Court, and, in February of 1996, joined the law firm of Plunkett & Cooney. From October 1997 to February 2001, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Flint.
Mr. Bade has extensive civil litigation practice experience, including handling cases in federal and state appellate courts. He is licensed to practice in all Michigan courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He frequently serves as a case evaluator for circuit court and district court case evaluations.
Mr. Bade is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and has been active member of the Genesee County Bar Association. In 1995, he served as the chairman of the Genesee County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and, in 2000, served as the chairman of the Municipal Law Committee. He previously served as the chairman of the Genesee County Bar Association’s Law Day Committee. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Genesee County Trial Lawyers Association.
In 1999, he served as the City of Flint's sole representative to the U.S. - Ukraine Community Partnership Program, which included traveling to Ukraine and hosting visiting Ukrainian officials. He has served as a guest speaker at the University of Michigan-Flint, and at several local high schools. He is a member of the Flint Institute of Arts; St. John Vianney Catholic Church; and resides with his family in Flint.