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brian.einhorn@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5414
F: 248-351-5431
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Professional Liability
Insurance Coverage
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EDUCATION
Wayne State University (J.D. 1967)
Eastern Michigan University (B.S. 1963)
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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
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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)
Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants in Metro Detroit
Named the Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Metro Detroit
Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Metro Detroit
Best Lawyers of America®, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (2012-2017)
Best Lawyers of America®, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2012-2017)
Best Lawyers of America®, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (2012-2017)
Best Lawyers of America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2012-2017)
Super Lawyers™, Professional Liability: Defense, (2007-2017)
Named “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly (2012)
Listed Top Lawyer, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, DBusiness® (2012-2013, 2015-2017)
Listed Top Lawyer, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, DBusiness® (2011, 2015-2016)
Listed Top Lawyer, Insurance Law, DBusiness® (2016)
Listed Top Lawyer, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, DBusiness® (2015)
Listed Top Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, DBusiness® (2015)
Listed Top Lawyer, Professional Liability, DBusiness® (2010)
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated (5.0 out of 5.0)
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Brian D. Einhorn

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.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Past President, State Bar of Michigan (President from 2013-2014)
Officer, Board of Commissioners, State Bar of Michigan (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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