A. Tony Taweel



Tony Taweel is a partner Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge’s medical malpractice defense practice group. An experienced attorney, Tony focuses his practice primarily on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, nursing homes, and other healthcare professionals involved in medical malpractice litigation. He also assists health care professionals with licensing investigations and has successfully tried several administrative licensing matters. He has defended healthcare institutions and professionals for over 25 years.

Tony concentrates on a detailed preparation of his cases, which allows his clients to make well-informed risk decisions at trial or during early resolution efforts. He engages in an aggressive pre-trial motion practice, which has resulted in the dismissal of claims against his clients. He has also successfully tried numerous malpractice cases to jury verdict.

Tony graduated from the University of Michigan—Dearborn with a B.S. in Economics. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.


State Bar of Michigan, 1995

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1996

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1996


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., 1995)

University of Michigan Dearborn (B.S., Economics)


Listed as a "Michigan Super Lawyer" (2003-2022) - Medical Malpractice Defense

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2022, 2023) - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Listed as a Leading Lawyer (2022) - Medical Malpractice Law Defense Law

2022 Go To Lawyers for medical malpractice law - Michigan Lawyers Weekly


State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section

Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Board Member

State Bar of Michigan, Character & Fitness District H Committee Member

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates