Attorney Brian D. Einhorn

Brian D. Einhorn

brian.einhorn@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5414
F: 248-351-5431
VCard

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Brian has been at the forefront of legal issues affecting lawyers, judges, courts, businesses and insurers almost from the beginning of his legal career. He has litigated numerous court cases and disciplinary proceedings that have shaped Michigan law – with issues ranging from lawyers’ potential liability to clients for defamation, to judicial candidates’ free speech rights. He has defended many district and circuit courts throughout the state, including Michigan’s largest and most populous, against §1983 actions and similar claims. He also provides crisis management services to clients confronted with legal issues giving rise to unwelcome media attention. Brian has tried in excess of 100 cases to verdict. He continues to apply his considerable experience and expertise to complex professional malpractice, disciplinary, product liability, insurance coverage, and catastrophic personal injury litigation.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Professional Liability
Insurance Coverage


EDUCATION

Wayne State University
(J.D. 1967)

Eastern Michigan University
(B.S. 1963)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Recipient of the Earl J. Cline Award for Excellence by the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section (2011)

Recipient of the Excellence in Defense Award by the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (2012)

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (Metro Detroit)
—- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
—– (2018, 2014)
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (2017)
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2016)

Best Lawyers of America®
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2012-2018)
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2012-2018)
—- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
—– (2012-2018)
—- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
—– (2012-2018)

Super Lawyers™
—- Professional Liability (2007-2018)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2012-2013, 2015-2018)
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2011, 2015-2016, 2018)
—- Insurance Law (2016)
—- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
—– (2015)
—- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
—– (2015)
—- Professional Liability (2010)

“Leaders in the Law” Award, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2012)

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
(5.0 out of 5.0)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

State Bar of Michigan
— –– Past President (2013-2014)
— –– Officer, Board of Commissioners (2004-2014)


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Brian represented an attorney who obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in a product-liability action. Another law firm claimed that it contributed to the settlement and demanded a $550,000 share of the attorney’s $1.8 million fee. Brian defended the attorney against the law firm’s claim. The law firm was ultimately awarded less than a quarter of its demand. (Jan 2017)


PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Presented to the Black Lawyers Association on the topic of the Judicial Tenure Commission (January 2017)

Speaker, “No-Fault and Third-Party Liability In Michigan – A Reference,” Denver, Colorado (September 1994)

Speaker, “How to Settle Negligence Cases Before Discovery,” Oakland County Bar Association (April 1989)

Speaker, “Legal Malpractice In Michigan,” presented at various local bar associations in both Upper and Lower Michigan (1992-1996)

Author, The Lawyer, As Defendant; No Joke, News Brief (Fall 1993)


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