Detroit, Michigan Business Lawyers

David Soble
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Michigan Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience

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Dustin T. Wachler
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawMichigan and New York
Julian J. Poota
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Michigan Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience

A commitment to excellence is a personal quality you should expect from your attorney. At my office, you receive that commitment, and more, from start to finish of your case. I am a Michigan-born and... Read More »
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Peter C Rageas
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(313) 962-7777 400 Monroe Street Suite 620
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Securities and Tax
Michigan State University
I am an attorney/cpa and I concentrate my practice in filing claims against stockbrokers and financial advisors. I have a Masters in Taxation from Walsh College and handle most tax matters, my practice also represents many small businesses in commercial transactions and business disputes.
Madana Hermiz
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(313) 499-0540 535 Griswold St
#111
Detroit, MI 48226
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Madana Hermiz has received the following accolades and awards: -Rising Star, from SuperLawyers -2013 Client's Choice for Divorce, from AVVO -Top 40 under 40, from the National Trial Lawyers -Top Women Attorneys, HOUR Detroit Madana Hermiz attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, graduating with honors. She was a member of the dean's list and earned a position as one of twelve on the moot court team, the Society of Advocates. Before establishing HermizLaw, Ms. Hermiz worked at the Federal Public Defender's Office of Nevada in the non-capital habeas unit where she...
(248) 825-8042 1985 W. Big Beaver Road
Suite 320
Troy, MI 48084
Laura McMahon Lynch
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Grosse Pointe, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(313) 885-6697 18720 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Business, Construction, Probate and Real Estate
Michigan State University
For over 25 years, Laura McMahon Lynch has earned a reputation as a highly respected Real Estate litigator, as well as a compassionate, driven Estate Planning attorney. Using her 11 years of experience as both a Special and Assistant Attorney General defending the State of Michigan, Laura aggressively represents clients in a wide range of litigation including real estate title disputes, construction lien foreclosure as well as complex contract-based lawsuits. She has become the confidant of countless clients who continue to trust her sensitivity and discretion. Laura is a certified Facilitative Mediator for the 3rd Circuit Court of Michigan. She...
Frank N. Soave
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Grosse Pointe Park, MI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(313) 626-0070 15001 East Jefferson Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Boston University School of Law
My training taught me to be a detail oriented, analytical thinker, problem solver and effective communicator. My experience in diverse settings fostered that skill set. I have marketed my practice and businesses, mentored teams with high retention rates, and served businesses and consumers with a focus on empathy and integrity. I have substantive knowledge in the following areas of expertise: Estate planning, probate, employment, healthcare, real estate, banking, corporate, transactional, environmental and contractual law. My strengths include: - Mentoring, coaching and encouraging - Effectively communicating, both verbally and in writing - Accepting Responsibility and Accountability - Managing projects...
(810) 637-1277 301 Orchard St.
Suite 4
St. Clair, MI 48079
Matthew Abel
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(313) 446-2235 2930 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Business, Cannabis Law, Criminal and DUI
Wayne State University Law School
Matthew Abel has been a lawyer in Michigan for over 30 years, and is Executive Director of Michigan NORML. Matthew founded Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C., a five-attorney Detroit, Michigan law firm entirely devoted to cannabis clients and cases, providing both business advice and legal counseling as well as criminal defense in marijuana cases throughout Michigan. Since passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, the practice has rapidly grown to include not only business clients and issues, but also employment, drug testing, probation, family law, contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and other issues surrounding cannabis. Cannabis Counsel P.L.C. is...
John J. Keenan
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Redford, MI Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(313) 532-2100 25550 5 Mile
Redford, MI 48239
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Detroit Mercy
Established in 1982, Keenan & Austin, P.C. is a firm of Attorneys/Lawyers located in Redford Township, Michigan; serving Wayne and Oakland counties. Attorneys, Jan Keenan and John J. Keenan, graduated from the University of Michigan (undergrad), and the University of Detroit - Mercy School of Law. Both are dedicated members of the Redford community, serving the Township in many capacities over the years as Coaches and Sponsors of Little League and RTJAA teams, serving on the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Downtown Development Authority, and Parks Commission, on Citizens Input Boards, and in various leadership positions with St. Valentine...
Dustin T. Wachler
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
28 W Adams Ave
#1500
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Health Care
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Robert Hindelang
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(313) 886-4450 18430 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Business, Collections, Personal Injury and Tax
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Business Planning, Financial Planning, Labor Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Personal Injury, Tax planning and Tax preparation | Detroit, MI Robert L. Hindelang is a business attorney who is a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) as well as an MBA in finance. The firm handles business matters, commercial litigation, and personal injury cases in Michigan, principally in the Southeastern Michigan area of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties, in both Federal court and Michigan courts. The firm also has expertise in U. S. Customs matters, and is licensed to practice in the U. S. Court of International Trade,...
Jeff Herron
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(734) 277-0913 440 Burroughs
Suite 606
Detroit, MI 48202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Jeff brings almost 30 years of experience to help clients achieve their goals. He's a leader in fighting for health care practitioners in medical staffing disputes, but also represent employees from all walks of life in wrongful termination, discrimination, overtime and whistleblower cases. Physicians and other medical staff members rely on Mr. Herron to vigrously defend their rights when faced with discipline or corrective action. In 2006 he represented the plaintiff before the Michigan Supreme Court in Bruce Feyz, M.D. v. Mercy Memorial Hospital, succesfully challenging 25 years of Michigan law that restricted a physician's access to the...
(734) 277-0913 212 E. Huron St
Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ewa Pasik
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
211 Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Bankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Randall A. Juip
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(313) 859-5900 645 Griswold Street
Suite No. 3850
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Civil Rights, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Wayne State University Law School
My practice has two main focuses: aggressive litigation/trial advocacy and competent, thoughtful pre-litigation support (through risk-management, practice consulting, crisis management, and media relations). I specialize in complex civil litigation including medical/professional malpractice, civil rights, 42 USC 1983, business/commercial litigation, and employment matters. I also have experience in class action litigation, appeals, and in select criminal matters. For my whole career, I have placed a high value on developing long, solid relationships with my clients. Being involved in litigation is an often baffling, challenging, and emotionally draining experience, regardless of whether you have been sued or have made the...
Donald G. McGuigan II
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
(313) 963-9500 535 Griswold, Suite 1630
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Timothy A. Devine
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(313) 465-7334 2290 First National Building
660 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Business
University of Michigan Law School and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Jeffrey Schwartz
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Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
(313) 965-8168 65 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226
Business and Criminal
Wendy M Readous
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Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney
4750 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Business
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Business Law Attorney
(313) 885-6800 18534 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and DUI
Indiana University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney
(313) 496-7544 150 W Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(313) 496-7660 150 W Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Administrative, Criminal and DUI
George Washington University Law School
Detroit, MI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(313) 496-7646 150 W Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
Detroit, MI Business Law Lawyer
(313) 496-7645 150 W Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
Wayne State University Law School
Mohamad H. Bazzi
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Dearborn, MI Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(313) 887-8800 6 Parklane Blvd. Suite 103
Dearborn, MI 48126
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mohamad graduated from The Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He also has a bachelor's degree in biology. His practice areas include Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Business Law, and Family Law. Mohamad makes it his priority to create an optimal attorney-client relationship to ensure the best results for his clients. Mohamad is the attorney for you if you are looking for an attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights and listen to your needs.
Evan A. Burkholder
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Dearborn, MI Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(313) 313-5835
Ext. 955
290 Town Center Drive
Fourth Floor
Dearborn, MI 48126
Business, Appeals, Asbestos and Construction
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Burkholder heads the LeClairRyan Detroit office and has over 30 years of trial experience in business litigation, wrongful death actions, catastrophic injury cases, design defect cases, and product recall actions. He has represented architects, engineers and accountants in professional liability actions and has defended insurers in first party policy (fire, all risk property or business interruption) cases, as well as bad faith and excess liability claims. He has worked on complicated construction projects, representing design-build firms. He has defended pharmaceutical companies in medical device cases, ethical drug litigation and in generic drug registration litigation. His toxic tort experience includes...
Scott Douglas Murdoch
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Dearborn, MI Business Law Attorney
(313) 943-3350 6200 Schaefer Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kevin Gerard Pelkey Esq.
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Southgate, MI Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(734) 255-6843 P.O. Box 1108
Southgate, MI 48195-0108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and IP
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kevin G. Pelkey was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan November 28, 2006. Counselor Pelkey was admitted to the State Bars of New York and Illinois May 16, 2014 and November 4, 2014 respectively. Additionally, his admission to the Ohio State Bar is pending. Attorney Pelkey humbly practices criminal defense, family law, landlord-tenant, intellectual property, probate, business start-ups, and bankruptcy in counties all over Michigan. He is the son of Dr. Richard M. Coffman and Ms. Irene M. Pelkey. Dr. Coffman is a retired Air Force Major, and a published author among other things....
Mohamad I Bazzi
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Dearborn Heights, MI Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(313) 978-0000 25639 Ford Road Ste 201
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Derrick E. George
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Birmingham, MI Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(248) 470-4300 33717 Woodward Avenue #286
Birmingham, MI 48009
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Denver
Derrick E. George, P.C. is a boutique DUI/OWI full service law firm in the heart of Birmingham, Michigan.

Call and/or text us 24/7 to set up a Free Consultation (248) 470-4300 !

Education:
J.D., University of Denver
M.S.Columbia University
B.A., Michigan State University

Scholarships: • Vice Provost Law Scholarship, Univ. of Denver College of Law. • American Bar Association Fellowship. Admissions: • State Bar of Michigan • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan • American Bar Association • Federal Bar Association • Oakland County Bar Association
(248) 470-4300 880 South Old Woodward Avenue #210
Birmingham, MI 48009
David Soble
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(888) 789-1715 31800 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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As a former "big Bank" real estate and contracts attorney, I love to demystify complicated real estate and financial legal concepts and problems for people who are frustrated, "spinning their wheels" with incompetent or dismissive real estate or banking "professionals."

I hate when someone finds themselves at a legal disadvantage - they're "stuck" when they unknowingly relying on outdated or impractical information and forms off of the "internet." People often get in trouble when they base their legal decisions off of "outside chatter." They rely on the...
Jason Thompson
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(866) 443-4145 1 Towne Square
Ste 1700
Southfield, MI 48076
Business, Antitrust, Environmental and Personal Injury
Michigan State University College of Law
Jason Thompson represents clients in class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving consumer protection, employment rights, and mass tort cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. His clients include individuals as well as municipalities, healthcare plans, and unions.

Over the past 23 years, Jason has been recognized for his excellence as a trial lawyer, including selection by his peers as a Super LawyerTM, board certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and an AV Preeminent Lawyer rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Jason has been appointed as class counsel and in MDL leadership positions in cases involving antitrust, overtime pay,...
Thomas. R. Morris
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(248) 539-1330 32300 Northwestern Highway
suite 215
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Michigan Law School
B.A., International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University. J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986. Practice concentrated in bankruptcy, commercial law, business law, workouts, real estate and complex situations.
Melvin J. Babi
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Farmington Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(248) 434-4110 22710 Haggerty Rd., Ste 151
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Criminal
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Melvin J. Babi serves as the managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C. as well as chief legal officer for Knight Capital Partners, where he provides expert advice on a broad range of legal, business, and compliance matters. As chief legal officer, Melvin oversees legal issues and best-practices for all departments, including legal drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements including manufacturing, distribution, employment, licensing, joint venture, supply and complex intellectual property agreements. Melvin also oversees compliance, consulting services, marketing, sales, finance, human resources, corporate governance, and business policy. Melvin assists Knight Capital Partners in...
Shawn H. Head
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(248) 939-5405 34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Free ConsultationFarmington Hills, MI Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Business, Collections, Criminal and DUI
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Shawn is the owner of The Head Law Firm, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He represents individual and business clients throughout the Detroit Metro Area, including Livonia, Westland, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Farmington Hills, Novi, Troy, and other surrounding areas.

Shawn was named one of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers for 2014 and 2018 by DBusiness Magazine. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2015.

Shawn graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology...
Dean Elliott
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(248) 251-0001 201 East Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy
Co-Counsel on the largest police misconduct verdict in Michigan history and the largest verdict in Michigan this year! On November 3, 2016, a jury in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan returned a $36,600,000 against Genesee County Deputies for using excessive force against a man arrested for drunken driving. Click the link below for details. This is one of many seven figure verdicts and settlements that I have obtained for my clients in civil rights and personal injury cases. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/11/06/jury-awards-36m-verdict-genesee-county-police-brutality-case/93287248/ In addition to civil...
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Probate and Securities
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sean is currently an Attorney at Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Prior to joining Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC, Sean practiced at a small firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
Reesa N. Benkoff
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Royal Oak, MI Business Law Attorney
(248) 544-0888 210 E 3rd St
#204
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Business, Administrative and Health Care
Boston University School of Law
Andrew W. Mayoras
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Troy, MI Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(248) 641-7070 1301 W Long Lake Rd
Ste. 340
Troy, MI 48098
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Located in Troy, Michigan (near Detroit), I am a litigation attorney with an emphasis on probate litigation (will and trust contests, guardianships, beneficiary rights, estate administration, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse and related litigation), as well as commercial litigation, business planning, real estate, and personal injury. I am co-author of Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights!
Nathan Resnick
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(248) 642-5400 40900 Woodward Ave
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Municipal and Real Estate
Wayne State University
H. Nathan Resnick is the proud founding member of Resnick Law and continues to act as the managing partner. He concentrates his legal practice in complex commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate law.Nathan Resnick wears many hats while he manages the law firm and practices law. He also acts as a trustee to several trusts and manages commercial and residential properties.
Monica P. Navarro
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Birmingham, MI Business Law Attorney
(888) 209-0306 280 N Old Woodward Ave
# LL20
Birmingham, MI 48009
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Michigan Law School
Gerald Acker
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Southfield, MI Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 793-2010 17000 West 10 Mile Road
2nd Floor
Southfield, MI 48075
Business, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Founder and managing partner Gerald Acker is a Michigan native who received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1981. His practice focuses on legal malpractice, first-party insurance disputes, and personal injury cases like car accidents and premises liability.

In addition to his legal career, Gerald is also actively involved in the political arena, and has worked on behalf of several candidates who support people’s continued access to legal services. He is a member and past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, where his primary focus is to provide members with improved education opportunities so that...
H. Joel Newman
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Birmingham, MI Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(248) 723-1238 370 E. Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
Business
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A long record of exceptional results, driven by a passion to win for clients.

Specializing in serious business litigation and shareholder/member disputes.

H. Joel Newman has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements representing plaintiffs and has successfully defended numerous clients against multi-million dollar claims. He works efficiently on his client's behalf, to maximize value.

Mr. Newman successfully defended a "Big Three" automobile and truck manufacturer in an action brought by two major motorhome manufacturers seeking eight-figure damages for the allegedly defective product. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous shareholder lawsuits, at least two of which involved more than $1,000.000,000 in...
Del Szura
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Southfield, MI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Business
Wayne State University Law School
I've been helping clients through challenging legal situations for over 24 years. Sometimes that means working intensely through hotly contested litigation. Sometimes that means working towards compromise and repose. It always means working with passion and conviction and bringing a thoughtful approach to the process, which is something I strive to do.
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