Brian Rolfe
Direct Dial Number: 248.740.5684
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Practice Areas: Business LitigationFamily Law and Business Counseling

Brian Rolfe is a shareholder, director and vice president of the firm who helps business owners, families and individuals solve their legal problems. Whether resolving major business disputes or navigating through complex family matters, Mr. Rolfe is a creative problem solver and general advisor to all of his clients. He has been selected for inclusion in the 2013-2016 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan in the practice area of Business Litigation. He is also listed in the 2014-2016 Super Lawyers Business Edition. Mr. Rolfe has also been selected as a Crain’s Detroit Business Top Attorney in Michigan for  2015.

Family Law: With his background in business litigation, Mr. Rolfe serves his business owner, professional and professional athlete clients well in divorce proceedings to ensure their rights are fully protected. Adept at sorting through the significant emotional and financial issues occasioned as a result of a divorce proceeding, Mr. Rolfe obtains outstanding results for his clients. He resolves matters such as divorce, custody, alimony, pre & post nuptials, spousal support, and other critical issues encountered in the family courts.

Business Litigation: Mr. Rolfe serves as general counsel to businesses and specializes in handling complex business disputes. He has successfully taken numerous trials to verdict, set precedent in contract interpretation matters, and has extensive experience in the federal courts. He has tried cases involving contract disputes, sales representative commissions matters, non-compete and Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act claims, among others.

Mr. Rolfe handles high dollar complex litigation, including matters in the Federal District Court, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Michigan Circuit Court, Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Brian RolfeEducation:
J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 1994
Dean’s List and member of the Executive Board of Moot Court,
the school’s Appellate Advocacy Organization.
B.S., Central Michigan University, 1989

Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Michigan, 1994
Michigan Trial Courts
Michigan Court of Appeals
Michigan Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Judicial Circuit

Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan
(member, Litigation and Family Law Sections)
Oakland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
(member, Litigation and Family Law Sections)

Other Activities:
Mr. Rolfe has served as General Counsel to the Lake Orion Education Foundation and as a member of the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Planned Gifts Committee. He has written a number of articles related to employment and business law, has lectured on family law issues and he has appeared on the Business Reality Network radio program.

Mr. Rolfe has run numerous marathons including Chicago, New York and Boston and enjoys golf and time with his family. Mr. Rolfe is also a MHSAA Certified Lacrosse Referee.

Client Successes:
Location: Kent County Circuit Court
Date: February 2017
Obtained jury verdict of no liability in favor of client relative to a breach of non-competition and non-solicitation claims.

Location: Kent County Circuit Court
Date: July 2016
Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with business relationships claim against corporate client relative to client’s hiring of employee subject to non-competition agreement.

Location: United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
Date: January 2016
Completed settlement in client’s favor in the amount of approximately $3 million dollars relative to breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and copyright claims.

Location: Genesee County Circuit Court
Date: August 2014
Obtained dismissal of $250,000 breach of contract and fraud claims.

Location: Wayne County Circuit Court
Date: October 2012
Won $2.2 million dollar judgement in client’s favor in shareholder dispute and business litigation on claims of breach of fiduciary duties and interference with business relationships.

Location: Macomb County Circuit Court
Date: May 2010
Obtained dismissal of $840,000 breach of contract claim related to a Supply Agreement.

Location: Wayne County Circuit Court
Date: December 2009
Obtained $2.85 million global settlement in client’s favor for multiple breach of contract claims.

Location: Saginaw County Circuit Court
Date: March 2009
Won $145,000 on breach of contract claim.

Location: Macomb County Circuit Court
Date: December 2008
Jury trial resolved in verdict. Claim was limited to less than 20% of the amount the Plaintiff was originally seeking.

Location: Macomb County
Date: Fall 2008
Won a verdict in his client’s favor on breach of contract, interference with business and contractual relationships claims.


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