Ken Brooks is a trial lawyer with more than three decades of business and commercial litigation experience. His practice includes representation of companies and executives in complex commercial litigation matters related to business torts, contracts, shareholder and partnership disputes, securities, insurance coverage, real estate, employment, construction, and regulatory matters. Ken has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America and a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2007, and he is the only lawyer in the greater Lansing area to be listed in the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Top 50 Business Lawyers.

  • Regularly practices in the federal and state trial and appellate courts
  • Serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and as the Managing Partner for the firm's Lansing office



Prior Experience

  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, PC, Partner, 1996-2004
  • Dickinson Wright, Partner, 1985-1995

Academic Appointments

  • Michigan State University College of Law, Pretrial I and II, Adjunct Professor, 2007-2011
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Pretrial Litigation, Adjunct Professor, 1998-2001




Court Admissions



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2024
    • Recognized in practice area of Commercial Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-2021
    • Recognized as one of the:
      • Top 50 Business Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
      • Top 100 Super Lawyers
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Civil Appellate Law, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Insurance Coverage Law: Consumer Insureds, 2017, 2023-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Litigation Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • Ingham County Commercial Mediation Panel

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