Michael R. Turco

Location: Birmingham, Michigan
Phone: 248-971-1713
Fax: 248-971-1801
Email: turco@bwst-law.com

Mike Turco specializes in discretely handling high risk, complex commercial, business, employment, construction, motor carrier, and information technology disputes in state court, federal court, and commercial arbitration forums throughout the United States.


Mike also frequently serves as a mediator or arbitrator in commercial and business disputes.


Trial and Arbitration Results

• Obtained $15,000,000 payment for client in commercial contract arbitration
• Successfully defended client in $18,000,000 trade secret dispute
• Secured $5,300,000 jury verdict for client in trade secret dispute
• Secured $3,000,000 judgment for automotive client in trade secret dispute
• Secured a jury verdict for no cause for action while defending a Fortune 500 client in $4,000,000 race discrimination trial
• Obtained no cause defending hospital client in $3,000,000 wrongful death jury trial
• Successfully defended industrial general contractor in $3,000,000 contract dispute
• Successfully represented property owners in case of first impression involving lake access dispute; case established new state law upholding easement rights
• Secured dismissal of $2,000,000 in motor carrier claims against automotive client
• Secured dismissal of trade secret claim against firm client in dispute involving one of the world's leading membrane sail manufacturers
• Secured dismissal of $12,000,000 claim against firm information technology company in breach of contract arbitration dispute


Education, Professional Associations and Awards

• University of Detroit School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
• Michigan State University (B.A., cum laude, 1989)

• AV Peer-Review Rated: very high to preeminent ability from Martindale Hubbell

• Listed as a “Top 100” Michigan Super Lawyer for Business Litigation
• Listed as a "Top Lawyer" in Hour Detroit magazine
• Listed as "Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition"
• Listed in American Law Registry, "Top Attorneys" for Michigan
• Listed in Best Lawyers In America for Commercial and Construction Litigation
• Member, State Bar of Michigan
• Member, Eastern District of Michigan
• Member, Western District of Michigan
• Member, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
• Board of Director, Aqua Clara Foundation
• Board of Director, Tricia Myers Foundation
• American Inns of Court, Oakland County Bar Association


Speaking Engagements


• Presenter at 2013 Oakland County Bench/Bar Conference on civil litigation
• Presenter at 2010 Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants regarding use of experts at trial
• Panel member at 2009 ICLE Arbitration Forum related to best practices for commercial arbitration
• Presenter on commercial arbitration at 2008 State Bar Paralegal Section Meeting