Attorney H. Kirby Albright - Fraser Trebilcock...

H. Kirby Albright

Shareholder / 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, previously serving as the Vice President and Treasurer & Secretary, respectively.

  • 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 '2019 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)
Testimonials & Client Matters
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"...Fraser is lucky to have you [Kirby Albright] as an attorney. [You are] the absolute best attorney [we've] ever worked with or known. [My] husband would have been lost without you; you made the most terrible situation at least tolerable by advocating and counseling [us] through it." – Client