Litigation

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“ They have been practical and pragmatic in their approach and good in their judgment of when to push and when to settle. ”

Litigation Section
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Honigman's Litigation Department attorneys are recognized for their adeptness in handling a wide range of litigation matters as evidenced by its rank in the first tier of litigation practices in Michigan by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and that more than half of our senior trial attorneys are named as Best Lawyers. The team has a broad bench and rich history of developing leading trial attorneys with sophisticated judgment and pragmatic, proactive approaches to achieving client objectives in civil, commercial and select criminal disputes.

We counsel our clients on the best strategies to avoid litigation, and if litigation is inevitable, we devise tactics to maximize litigation prospects early in the process to achieve desired goals in an effective and cost-efficient manner. Our approach includes a thorough analysis of a client’s objectives, constraints and the strategic importance of relevant issues at the beginning of a dispute, resulting in greater clarity of client expectations throughout the litigation process. 

Our attorneys have amassed an enviable success record on a multitude of issues, as reflected in results obtained for clients and in the recognition we have earned from our peers. We have appeared throughout the country before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitrations and dispute resolutions forums, and in administrative proceedings.

We represent clients in a myriad of industries, including automotive, financial services, construction, higher education, media and entertainment, life sciences, real estate, manufacturing, health care, technology, retail, gaming and hospitality, professional services, consulting, financial services, consumer products, aerospace and defense.

A key ingredient to our litigation success results from our being extremely knowledgeable about specific judges and the rules and procedures of the courtroom. A number of former law clerks from federal and state trial and appellate courts are now members of our team, and they offer valuable insight into the courtroom procedural process. Our litigation partners are often requested to serve as adjunct faculty at leading law schools. They are also asked to serve as instructors for various professional and continuing legal education programs. For decades, our attorneys have authored definitive courtroom practitioner treatises in the areas of Michigan civil practice and procedure, along with the Rules of Evidence.

Whether the cases we handle are public and significant to national jurisprudence or the resolution of a dispute between private parties, we strive to provide excellent legal representation and aggressively advocate to a resolution that satisfies our clients’ interests.

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