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 Disputes
  • Business Tort Disputes
  • 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. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Price 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

  • Acted as lead arbitration counsel in successful defense of contract claim by service supplier, including recovery of arbitration costs and attorney fees in final arbitration award
  • Obtained summary disposition of intentional tort claim on behalf of Tier I supplier
  • Participated as lead writer on litigation team that obtained summary disposition in successful defense of contract claim seeking damages in excess of $1,000,000
  • 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
  • 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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