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Brian M. Akkashian - Bloomfield Hills, MI

7457 Franklin RoadSuite 200 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

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Updated: 01/10/2023

Bloomfield Hills Commercial and Business Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Co-lead counsel for automobile manufacturer in nine week arbitration in which software developer sought $70 million for development and implementation of system in all of manufacturer's plants. Obtained dismissal of $50 million of claim on motion.

Lead counsel for automotive manufacturers and suppliers in dozens of cases involving breach of contract and stop shipment threats, including pursuit of injunctive relief to maintain production of critical components and avoid plant shutdowns...

Co-lead counsel for automobile manufacturer in nine week arbitration in which software developer sought $70 million for development and implementation of system in all of manufacturer's plants. Obtained dismissal of $50 million of claim on motion.

Lead counsel for automotive manufacturers and suppliers in dozens of cases involving breach of contract and stop shipment threats, including pursuit of injunctive relief to maintain production of critical components and avoid plant shutdowns.

Lead counsel in defense of manufacturer against claim for lost profits arising out of an unsuccessful attempt to develop and build an intermodal transportation facility. Obtained summary disposition and complete dismissal of Plaintiff's claims.

Co-lead trial counsel in defense of AT&T in multi-million dollar dispute brought by reseller of pre-paid calling card services.

Lead counsel in successful prosecution of claim by JP Morgan Chase to recover approximately $2 million on various defaulted loan agreements. Won summary judgment and recovered all amounts owed, including all attorney fees.

Lead trial counsel for NBA player Jermaine O'Neal in federal court trial arising out of the "Palace Brawl" in 2004. Won "no cause" verdict. Also successfully defended Mr. O'Neal in four other civil actions arising out of the same incident.

Representation of major U.S. airline in antitrust class action brought by millions of airline passengers.

Lead counsel in successful defense of The Sodexo Group and its employee against claims for violation of non-compete agreement and tortious interference with Plaintiff's customer relationships. Obtained complete dismissal of all claims.

About Brian M. Akkashian

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Automotive Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Counseling

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Representative Clients

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Magna International Inc.
  • Intier Automotive, Inc.
  • Northwest Airlines, Inc.
  • The Sodexo Group
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Jermaine O'Neal

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
  • Armenian American Bar Association
  • Troy Chamber of Commerce

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1996
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Michigan State University, 1993
    B.A.
    Major: Administration/Pre-Law

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Brian M. Akkashian

Included on the 2024 Michigan list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Brian M. Akkashian on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society

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Office Information

Address

7457 Franklin RoadSuite 200 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Fax

  • 248-792-6885

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Contributing Author - Michigan Business Torts, 2d ed., 2003
  • Recovery of Personal Property From a Supplier Analyzed in a Two-Pronged Approach, March, 2008

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