Tobin H. Dust was born in Saginaw, Michigan. He attended the United States Military Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University in 1981. He was granted his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1984.
Mr. Dust was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1984 and to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2014. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the eastern and western districts of Michigan, as well as to the Michigan Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Mr. Dust is also admitted in all tribal courts in the lower peninsula. He is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and a former board member of the negligence law section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is rated A.V. preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is named in Michigan Super Lawyers.
Mr. Dust’s presentations and publications include “Tort Liability Issues Affecting Indian Tribes in Michigan”, 2004, Petoskey, Michigan; “General Liability Considerations in Tribal Court”, 2003, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; ‘Masters in Trial”, Direct Exam Defense Expert, 1994, Dearborn, Michigan; “Apportionment of Fault: Post-Tort Reform”, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly, June 1992; and guest lecturer “Legal Environment of Insurance”, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Program (CPCU), 1984-1987, Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield, Michigan.
Mr. Dust’s practice areas include general liability, insurance defense, business litigation, employment litigation, commercial and construction litigation, and American Indian law and the defense of Tribes and their economic enterprises.