As an attorney in Chapman Law Group’s civil litigation and corrections practice, Devlin Scarber specializes in defense-side medical malpractice, gross negligence and civil claims (such as deliberate indifference and gross negligence), on behalf of individual health care providers, health care facilities, and correctional facilities nationwide.
A trial lawyer for nearly 20 years in matters involving medical malpractice, negligence, and complex areas of medicine, Devlin brings unique insight and strategy to the trial and appellate courts and has a proven track record for achieving wins for clients. His results in a medical malpractice matters have been previously featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
In addition, because of his vast experience with medical malpractice and negligence on the plaintiffs’ side, Devlin has a thorough understanding of the approaches that opposing counsel will take in civil litigation matters on the state and federal levels. Having extensive experience in litigating and understanding precisely what constitutes quality health care and a health care provider’s legal duties in treating patients, Devlin is excited about the opportunity of now devoting his national practice to the defense side.
Devlin’s vast litigation experience also includes the Americans with Disabilities Act, automobile negligence, premises liability, product liability, probate matters, No-Fault Insurance (PIP), and ensuring that health care providers are properly reimbursed for fees incurred in treating their patients. In 2015, he successfully convinced a jury to find that a neurosurgeon’s medical bills for three spinal surgeries on her patient were reasonable and necessary, resulting in one of the largest PIP verdicts that year and a payout in the hundreds of thousands for the neurosurgeon.
He is a tutor/mentor in the Walter Bentley Michigan Bar Passage Program and serves as a volunteer attorney in expungement fairs in the Metro Detroit area.
A husband and the father of two daughters, Devlin is a member of Family Victory Fellowship Church, where he donates his time and resources to Metro Detroit citizens who are in need of assistance. He also is a saxophonist with the church’s Choir and Praise Team and in T.H.E.M. (The Highest Elevation of Music band), and he regularly joins as a sit-in player for jazz and R&B bands in and around Detroit.