Michael R. Turco

  • Location: Birmingham, Michigan
  • Phone: 248-971-1713
  • Fax: 248-971-1801
  • Email: Turco@BWST-Law.com

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Information Technology Litigation


  • Martindale Hubbell AV peer-review rating since 2008
  • Top 100 Michigan Business Super Lawyer since 2015
  • First recognized as Michigan Super Lawyer in 2007 and listed as Super Lawyer each year since 2010
Mike Turco specializes in litigating and arbitrating high risk, complex business, employment, construction, and information technology disputes. His successes include securing one of the largest verdicts in the state of Michigan in a 2015 trade secret dispute, recovering over $13,000,000 in an arbitration dispute, and successfully defending prominent national and international corporations and high-worth individuals in various disputes in Michigan and elsewhere throughout the country.
Mike also frequently serves as a court-appointed and private mediator or arbitrator in commercial and business disputes.


  • Prevailed in two-week federal court jury trial on behalf of the defendants by securing a defense verdict in multi-million dollar business dispute
  • Obtained summary disposition of over an alleged $10,000,000 claim against firm client for account management services
  • Collected over $13,000,000 for client in commercial arbitration settlement
  • 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

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 (2008 to present)
  • Michigan Super Lawyer (2007, 2010 to present)
  • Top 50 Michigan Business Super Lawyer (2015 to present)
  • Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer (2015 to present)
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2018)
  • Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, dbusiness (2012, 2017)
  • Top Attorneys in Michigan, Crain’s Detroit Business (2013, 2014)
  • 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 (2008 to 2018)
  • Board of Director, Tricia Myers Foundation (2007 to present)
  • American Inns of Court, Oakland County Bar Association (2014 to 2017)

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter at Michigan Judicial Institute, Non-Compete And Trade Secret Litigation, May 2018
  • Guest lecturer at Western Michigan University, Cooley School of Law, State Of Mental Health In The Legal Profession, February and June 2016
  • Presenter at Oakland County Bench\Bar Conference, Business Litigation, January 2012
  • Presenter at Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Use Of Experts At Trial, 2010
  • Panel member ICLE Arbitration Forum, Best Practices For Commercial Arbitration, 2009
  • Presenter on commercial arbitration at State Bar Paralegal Section Meeting, 2008
Specialists in High-Stakes Litigation, Bankruptcy and Supply Chain Counseling.
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