Dingeman Dancer

W. Dane Carey

Dane Carey joined Dingeman & Dancer in 2015, as part of the firm’s established transaction and litigation practice groups. His practice is focused on the areas of general civil litigation, corporate/business, real estate & development, environmental law, and estate planning. In recognition of his work on behalf of corporate and civil litigation clients, Dane was selected as a "Rising Star" in Michigan's Super Lawyers publication for 2017.

Mr. Carey received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, he served as an 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.

While attending law school, Mr. Carey also obtained his MBA in the joint JD/MBA dual-degree program at Michigan State University. Prior to law school, he attended Kalamazoo College, where he played on both the men’s soccer and basketball teams and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. 

Dane is a northern Michigan native. Before joining the firm, he completed an internship at the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and served as a law clerk for the Hon. Michael J. Baumgartner, former Chief Circuit Judge for the 34th Circuit Court of Michigan. He also worked as a summer associate for a large, well-regarded law firm in the Detroit area and as a summer law clerk at another Northern Michigan firm.

Publications & Presentations

Articles & Blog

MEMBERSHIPS & Associations

  • Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
    - Member of the Board of Governors
    - Young Lawyers Association Committee Chair
  • State Bar of Michigan
    - Litigation Section
    - Real Property Law Section
    - Business Law Section
    - Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • Traverse City Young Professionals
  • TC New Tech

Contact Dane

100 N. Park Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph. 231-929-0500
Fax 231-929-0504

Email Dane


Practice Areas


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2015
  • M.B.A., Finance, Michigan State University, 2015
  • B.A., cum laude, Kalamazoo College, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court