Kevin Blair is a litigation attorney with experience representing a wide variety of clients in both federal and state courts (trial and appellate), as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. His broad range of litigation experience includes contract disputes, business torts, injunction proceedings, class action defense, election law, and high-stakes complex commercial litigation and appeals.

  • Represents public and private companies, as well as individuals and partnerships, in several industries, including automotive, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, insurance, financial services, real estate, and securities
  • Experience in employee benefits litigation in both ERISA and non-ERISA cases
  • Represents diverse clientele, including beer and wine importers, distributors, casinos, bars, restaurants, hotels, and theaters in matters pertaining to state regulation of liquor licensing, such as buying, transferring, or selling liquor licenses within Michigan
  • Possesses substantial experience in various aspects of litigation—from pre-filing investigations through post-trial motions and appeals—including discovery and e-discovery, depositions, and significant motions practice
  • Provides strategic solutions for clients with needs in the legislative, regulatory, compliance, and administrative arenas




Representative Matters

  • Drafted numerous appellate briefs in federal and state courts
  • Successfully defended ERISA administrator in numerous cases involving claims for short- and long-term disability benefits
  • Obtained equitable/injunctive relief following a two-day bench trial in a high-stakes, “bet-the-company” dispute
  • Assisted clients responding to inquiries/investigations by federal and state agencies
  • Assisted in successfully defending candidates against ballot-access challenges; advised clients regarding initiative/referendum challenges and election-law/campaign-finance compliance issues

Prior Experience

  • Squire Sanders (US) LLP, Associate, Washington, D.C., 2006-2009 and 2010-2012


  • Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C., 2009-2010




Court Admissions



  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2015-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
    • Recognized in practice areas of Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Appellate Practice Section

The Michigan State University College of Law American Inn of Court, 2014-present

East Lansing Educational Foundation

  • Board of Directors, 2015-present

Spartan Child Development Center

  • Board of Directors, 2013-present


Drafted a successful motion in limine for a pro bono client whose death sentence was overturned by the United States Supreme Court

News & Insights


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