Michael T. Price

Location: Birmingham, Michigan
Phone: 248-971-1726
Fax: 248-971-1801
Email: price@bwst-law.com

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.


Recent Experience Includes


• Successfully defended at trial an automotive manufacturer against $27 million dollar suit based on breach of contract and quasi-contract claims
• Obtained $4.6 million dollar judgment on behalf of property management company on breach of fiduciary duty and embezzlement claims after previously obtaining emergency injunctive relief
• Arbitrated dispute that resulted in nearly $1 million arbitration award in favor of automotive manufacturer

• Obtained preliminary injunctive relief enforcing non-compete agreements against former employees
• Successfully defended corporate employers against variety of employment claims
• Successfully defended at trial a local social club against contract and business tort claims brought by entertainer


Bar Admissions


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

• U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan



Education, Professional Associations and Awards


• Wayne State University Law School (J.D. cum laude, Lederle Scholarship
Max Smitt Scholarship, Order of the Coif 1997)
Law Review: Wayne Law Review, Assistant Editor Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor
• Michigan State University (B.A. 1993 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


Past Employment Positions


• Judicial Clerk, Michigan Supreme Court, Honorable Marilyn Kelly  1998 To 1999
• Pre-Hearing Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals 1998 To 1998


Areas of Practice


• Complex Commercial Litigation
• Contract
• Business Tort
• Employment Disputes