Brad A. Danek



Associate
Location: Birmingham, Michigan
Phone: 248-971-1725
Fax: 248-971-1801
Email: danek@bwst-law.com





Brad A. Danek is an associate with the firm. Mr. Danek practices primarily in business and product liability litigation. He has successfully represented clients in Michigan’s trial, appellate, and Supreme Court, and has extensive experience in the federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Danek also advises clients on business formation, protecting personal wealth, and improving credit history.

 

Prior to joining Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, Mr. Danek was an associate at Vandeveer Garzia, P.C. where he focused on litigation, commercial disputes, product liability defense, and insurance coverage issues.

 

Recent Experience Includes

 

• Obtained reduced citation for MIOSHA for client following employee fatality
• Obtained favorable case evaluation award for defendant of less than 10% on a $1.2M personal guarantee claim, Washtenaw County Circuit Court, 2015
• Obtained summary disposition for defendant in business defamation claim, Oakland County Circuit Court, 2015
• Obtained nuisance value award of $5,000 at case evaluation of personal injury claim for corporate defendant, Wayne County Circuit Court, 2015
• Obtained $1.7M award for supplier through summary judgement.  A. Raymond Tinnerman Mfg., Inc. v. TecStar Mfg. Co., ___ F. Supp. 2d ___ (E.D. Wis. 2013)
• Obtained summary disposition for defendant in slip and fall premises liability claim, Warchol v Sonic Plymouth Cadillac, Wayne County Circuit Court, 2013
• Obtained $234,000 in pre-suit settlement for automotive supplier, 2012
• Obtained "no cause" verdict as part of defense team during four-week construction site injury jury trial, Edington v Union Square Development, Kent County Circuit Court, 2010
• Drafted briefs in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court on behalf of general contractor in defense of construction site accident
• Obtained summary disposition for defendant in slip and fall premises liability claim, Billiau v Grand Rapids Building Services, Macomb County Circuit Court, 2010
• Obtained summary judgment for product distributor in insurance declaratory judgment action, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
• Obtained summary disposition for corporate defendant in negligence action, Zelinski v Acho, Macomb County Circuit Court, 2009. Drafted appeal briefs and successfully argued in Court of Appeals, which upheld the trial court's decision
• Obtained "no cause" jury verdict as part of defense team during six-week jury trial in wrongful death trucking accident, Estate of Palmatier v Bell Warehousing, Inc, Genesee County Circuit Court, 2009
• Worked on defense team during trademark and copyright jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
• Prepared and filed documents for incorporation of Limited Liability Companies and Corporations
• Advised high profile clients on business formation, personal finances, and legally protecting wealth

 

Bar Admissions


• Michigan, 2008
• U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
• U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

• U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

 

 

Education, Professional Associations and Awards

 

• University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Detroit, Michigan(J.D., 2008)
• Albion College (B.A. in Honors Economics, magna cum laude, 2005)
• Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2004)

• Michigan Bar Association
• Insurance and Indemnity Section
• Oakland County Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• ABA Litigation Committee
• ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Committee
• Centennial Chapter of the American Inns of Court
• 2015 President’s Award from client for assistance with employee fatality

• Rising Star in Business Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014 and 2015

 

Areas of Practice

 

• Business and Commercial Litigation

• Product Liability Litigation