Michael T. Price

  • Location: Birmingham, Michigan
  • Phone: 248-971-1726
  • Fax: 248-971-1801
  • Email: Price@BWST-Law.com

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract
  • Business Tort
  • Employment Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • EEOC Charges
Michael Price is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, including contract, business tort, and employment disputes. Before joining Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, Mr. Price was a shareholder at Hyman Lippitt, P.C. Mr. Price previously served as a judicial law clerk to Justice Marilyn J. Kelley of the Michigan Supreme Court, and as a pre-hearing attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Experience Includes

  • Participated on team that obtained summary judgment against national insurance company, entitling client to lifetime disability benefits
  • Acted as lead trial counsel for defense in action filed under Michigan Sales Representative Commissions Act, resulting in negligible jury verdict despite absence of client at trial
  • Participated on trial team that successfully defended an automotive manufacturer against a $27 million dollar suit based on breach of contract and quasi-contract claims
  • Obtained $4.6 million judgment on behalf of a property management company based on embezzlement and breach of fiduciary duty claims after previously obtaining emergency injunctive relief
  • Participated in arbitration team that obtained nearly $1 million arbitration award in favor of automotive manufacturer against former executive employee
  • Participated on trial team that successfully defended local social club against variety of employment claims filed by international performer
  • Successfully defended employers against variety of EEOC charges and employment claims
  • Successfully enforced non-competition agreements on behalf of employers

Education, Professional Associations and Awards

  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D. cum laude, Lederle Scholarship
    Max Smitt Scholarship, Order of the Coif)
    Law Review: Wayne Law Review, Assistant Editor Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor
  • Michigan State University (B.A. With High Honors, Phi Kappa Phi) Major: Materials and Logistics Management
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland Bar Association
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Past Employment Positions

  • Judicial Clerk, Michigan Supreme Court, Honorable Marilyn Kelly
  • Pre-Hearing Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals
Specialists in High-Stakes Litigation, Bankruptcy and Supply Chain Counseling.
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