Miller Johnson has a highly regarded, diverse litigation practice, and we have been successful in achieving excellent results for our clients.  Our litigators regularly try cases of all kinds – including highly complex and sophisticated cases – at the trial and appellate levels, in state and federal courts in Michigan and throughout the United States.  We are known by the courts and other lawyers for thorough, imaginative and professional advocacy.

We represent major national and international corporations, local and regional businesses, and individuals in virtually all types of litigation including the following:

  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Business torts
  • Civil rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial
  • Computer
  • Condemnation
  • Construction
  • Contracts/warranties
  • Criminal
  • Domestic relations
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Health care/hospital
  • Insurance
  • Media/first amendment
  • Patents
  • Personal injury/wrongful death
  • Products liability
  • Professional malpractice (defense)
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Stockholder disputes
  • Taxation
  • Trademark/trade names
  • Unfair competition

We represent clients in all stages of disputes. We do not believe in litigation for litigation’s sake; we are effective negotiators and can often resolve disputes before filing suit.

Clients often call upon our skill and judgment before litigation to analyze the merits of their cases and to give them risk assessments and cost benefit analyses of filing suit. We make sure our advice is honest and realistic.

We also try to keep our clients from being driven into court by giving them prompt advice in the early stages of a dispute. We are frequently able to prevent or dissuade an adversary from even filing suit.

However, if a matter cannot be successfully settled and a client must litigate, we will marshal the firm’s resources and experience to vigorously and aggressively do battle in court.  We investigate the facts thoroughly, research the law meticulously, and make our arguments forcefully.

We believe in working very closely with our clients throughout litigation.  We keep them informed of the progress of their cases and make sure they understand each step in the litigation process.  We consult with our clients on every significant issue and always seek their input, thoughts, and perspective on strategy decisions.  We consider each client’s participation and judgment indispensable.

For most cases we use a team approach.  An experienced partner will often work on a particular case with younger lawyers and trained legal assistants.  For complex issues a non-litigation lawyer in our firm may be consulted.  This team approach is often both successful and cost effective.  We also use computerized litigation support systems where there are larger numbers of documents, exhibits, depositions, and transcripts.  Of course, up-to-date computer-assisted research is always available.

Trials are often time consuming, difficult, and tense.  It is important to have a solid, trusting relationship with an experienced lawyer in whom you have confidence.  That’s the kind of lawyer you will find at Miller Johnson.