Litigation Summary

Fraser Trebilcock's litigators consistently rank among the best. Our litigation lawyers are dedicated to the efficient and successful prosecution and defense of our clients’ disputes in virtually every area of the law, through trial and appeal. Our proud tradition of helping clients large and small has earned our litigation lawyers a reputation for excellence.

A number of our trial lawyers were named in the nationally acclaimed publication, The Best Lawyers in America®. From Fortune 500 companies to local businesses to nonprofit organizations and individuals, our diverse team of seasoned litigators is uniquely qualified to provide successful, comprehensive, and cost-effective representation in all types of civil litigation and criminal litigation, including:

  • Antitrust & Consumer Protection
  • Bankruptcy, Collections & Creditors Rights
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Condemnation
  • Construction Claims
  • Dealer, Distributor & Franchise Claims
  • Energy Law Claims
  • Government Investigations
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal & Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
  • Appellate Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Claims
  • Financial Institutions
  • Heath Care & ERISA Claims
  • Investor Representation
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright
  • Real Estate
  • Tax/Property Tax
Litigation Sub Practices

We provide representation for all types of civil litigation and criminal litigation, with a long-running tradition of helping clients succeed. Explore or litigation law service offerings below or contact us for more information

Antitrust & Consumer Protection

Our antitrust and consumer protection practice relies on the insight of our diverse attorney practices, leading us to be instrumental in the actual writing of legislation.

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Appellate Law

Our trial lawyers work closely with our appellate lawyers throughout every case to identify and preserve any potential appellate problems.

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Banking and Financial Institutions

Throughout our history, we have served Michigan's banking industry with many of our banking law attorneys having over 30 years of experience. We effectively cover nearly all areas of banking transactions, counseling, and litigation.

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Bankruptcy, Collections & Creditors Rights

Our attorneys assist clients in pursuing debtors in bankruptcy, filing collection actions, and otherwise enforcing their rights to collect what is due them.

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Colleges & Universities

Our litigation attorneys have assisted the General Counsels of Michigan’s public and private Universities and Colleges, ranging in services from representing clients in high stakes federal and state court litigation to sensitive internal investigations and compliance reviews.

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Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation attorneys are strategic and effective in everything from breach of contract claims to individual business disputes.

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Condemnation & Real Estate Disputes

Our litigation attorneys have successfully worked with an array of clients to improve, protect, and defend properties of all shapes and sizes as well as affected business owners, tenants, and landowners.

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Our attorneys have applied their know-how to a number of different projects and claims in all aspects of the construction process: owners and developers, architects and engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

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ERISA & Health Care Litigation

Deep knowledge of the regulatory and specialized litigation requirements of ERISA and other health care litigation areas enables our litigation lawyers to effectively and efficiently represent our clients, and to counsel clients to manage and avoid potential disputes.

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Insurance Defense

Our litigation attorneys are prominent for providing top legal counsel to insurance companies and their insureds. We have experience in personal injury matters, professional liability, and negligence.

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Investor Representation

Our litigation lawyers assist during the investment process with institutional investors as well as individuals to help structure investments, while identifying potential risks or concerns.

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Personal Injury

Fraser Trebilcock’s litigation lawyers have a long, extensive, and very successful history of representing parties in personal injury litigation as well as arbitration within Michigan's state and federal courts.

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Probate Litigation

Fraser Trebilcock litigation lawyers routinely advocate for beneficiaries, personal representatives, and trustees in administration disputes and are experienced in the complexities that contested probate often involves.

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Professional Liability & Licensing

Our experienced litigation attorneys work with professionals and businesses alike to reduce exposure to civil, criminal and regulatory litigation. We work together with our clients to develop proactive strategies in identify issues which can ruin a professional reputation.

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Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

Our skilled litigation attorneys have the experience necessary to handle disputes involving limited liability companies, family businesses, and partnerships. Our business litigation attorneys have represented these businesses and individuals in federal and state courts, including Michigan’s business courts.

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Tax Litigation

Our litigation attorneys have successfully represented both individuals and businesses in handling complicated tax matters as well as litigating tax matters in both administrative forums and in courts including the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

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Department Chair

Attorney Michael P. Donnelly - Fraser Trebilcock...

Michael P. Donnelly


Phone: 313.965.4968