Julie Lyons Kosovec

Kosovec

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Shareholder
  • Construction
  • Real Estate Disputes
Julie Kosovec is a seasoned attorney who concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation. Her areas of litigation expertise include: shareholder, employment, construction and real estate disputes. Prior to joining Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, Ms. Kosovec was a shareholder at Hyman Lippitt, P.C.

Recent Accomplishments Include

  • Participated on trial team in an unfair competition and business tort case which obtained a $300M judgment – the largest state court verdict in history
  • Participated in a multi-million dollar antitrust litigation which resulted in client obtaining a $500M settlement
  • Successfully defended against multi-million dollar veil piercing claim
  • Obtained dismissal of multi-million dollar legal malpractice/breach of fiduciary duty claim
  • Successfully defended emergency motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction proceedings for Tier 1 automotive supplier which resulted in extremely favorable settlement
  • Obtained dismissal of $10M adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court
  • Successfully litigated an adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court which prevented a debtor from discharging client’s judgment
  • Performed as lead counsel in commercial arbitration resulting in $1.2M arbitration award for automobile parts supplier
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a national provider of security defense services in a case seeking $10M in contract and tortious interference damages
  • Successfully defended numerous employment law claims on behalf of various corporations
  • Successfully defended licensed professionals in multiple administrative hearings before the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Growth which resulted in dismissals of all claims
  • Obtained emergency injunctive relief against competing business enterprise which resulted in successful settlement in corporate client’s favor
  • Successfully counselled employees and employers regarding a wide variety of employment and human resource matters, as well as regulatory matters.
  • Successfully defended employers in multiple administrative hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Education, Professional Associations and Awards

  • Listed in “Top Women Attorneys in Michigan,” Hour Detroit (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Listed as a “Best Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Listed in “Best Attorneys in Michigan” (2013, 2015)
  • Listed as a “Top Lawyer in Michigan,” New York Times (2013, 2017)
  • Listed as a “Top Attorney in Michigan” in Business Litigation, Crain’s Detroit Business (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Listed as a “Top Lawyer,” dBusiness and Hour Magazine (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Listed as a “Super Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • “AV” Peer-Review Rated, identifying the highest rating available for legal abilities and ethics, Martindale Hubbell (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Member, Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2012, 2013)
  • Captain, Oakland County Bench-Bar Conference, Civil Section (2015)
  • Invitee, Oakland County Bench-Bar Conference (2013)
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan (J.D. cum laude 1995)
  • Michigan State University (B.A.With Honors 1992) Major: Employment Relations
  • Recipient, Silver Key Academic Excellence Award, 1994
  • Member, Oakland Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan, Oakland County Chapter
  • Member, Oakland County Chapter of American Inns of Court
  • Member, Master, Oakland County Chapter of American Inns of Court
  • Member, Barrister Emeritus, Oakland County Chapter of American Inns of Court
  • Member, Commercial Litigation Committee
  • Member, Oakland County Circuit Court Case Evaluation Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee, District I
  • Member, Employment and Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2018 to present

Representative Cases

  • Adell Broadcasting v Apex Media Sales, 269 Mich App 6; 708 NW2d 778 (2005)
  • Bazinau v Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, 233 Mich App 743; 593 NW2d 219 (1999)

Past Employment Positions

  • Shareholder, Hyman Lippitt, P.C.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Specialists in High-Stakes Litigation, Bankruptcy and Supply Chain Counseling.
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