Attorney H. Kirby Albright - Fraser Trebilcock...

H. Kirby Albright

Shareholder, Vice President / Lansing



Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • Michigan State University (B.A., 1977)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Experience
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H. Kirby Albright has amassed a wide range of litigation experience over the last 30 years, including successful representation of clients on both sides of eminent domain law.

Kirby recently spent several years assisting a major international company as it acquired right-of-way for a pipeline across the state of Michigan. But don't count him out if you're a landowner. Kirby once used a bright yellow yardstick during trial for a hotly contested case involving air space. You could say that yardstick is now valued at about $300,000, after Kirby landed a unanimous verdict in his client's favor.

"Cases like this illustrate the value of working with good experts, having a sound and fair position to put forth to the jury, and a little bit of thinking outside-the-box," said Kirby.

Kirby has been elected by his fellow shareholders to serve on the Fraser Trebilcock Board of Directors and he is also an officer of the Firm. He is currently serving as Vice President.

  • Other Professional Experience includes:
    • Hubbard, Fox, Thomas, White & Bengtson, P.C., Lansing, Michigan (Shareholder, Officer, and Director, October 1980 to May 2000)
Professional Associations
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  • State Bar of Michigan
    • General Practice Section
    • Negligence Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School Board of Governors (1980-2004)
  • Pro Bono Lawyers Service (Officer and Director, 1989-1992)
  • Ingham County Bar Association Board of Directors (1995-1998 and 2007-2010)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Mid-Michigan (President, 2000-2002), (Board Member, 1998-2000)
  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • International Right of Way Association
Honors & Distinctions
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  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named 'Michigan Super Lawyer' by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine (Eminent Domain) (2011)
  • 1992 Outstanding Volunteer Award, Pro Bono Lawyers Service
  • Selected to serve on case evaluation panels in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.
  • Selected as a 2018 Leading Michigan Lawyer by Leading Lawyers for Commercial Litigation; Land Use, Zoning and Condemnation Law; and Real Estate Law: Commercial; first named in 2017
Publications & Presentations
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  • Address to Property Managers Association of Michigan (September 2001)
  • Address to Adams Outdoor Advertising Sales staff (February 2000)
  • Condemnation Seminars (Petoskey, St. Johns, Battle Creek, Cadillac, and Ypsilanti, Michigan)