Brian M. Saxe
Brian Saxe joined the firm in 2008, after graduating in the top 4% of his law school class and serving as law clerk to a chief circuit court judge. Mr. Saxe has successfully represented clients in a broad range of practice areas, with a special emphasis on business litigation and class actions. He approaches all cases with intensity and a determination to obtain the best possible results for his clients.
Mr. Saxe has obtained several million and multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients in contentious business litigation cases. In 2011, he secured two of the top 25 largest settlements in the state, and, in 2012, one of the 50 largest. Further, Mr. Saxe has successfully litigated class actions in courts around the nation. He has obtained two ground-breaking class action judgments in favor of thousands of children with autism for denied health care benefits. He has obtained a property damage settlement for a class of homeowners that was the year’s third largest class action settlement in the state. Mr. Saxe has been named repeatedly to the Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars.”
While in law school, Mr. Saxe served as the senior articles editor of the law review, and interned with the Michigan Supreme Court, Oakland County Circuit Court, and Legal Services of South Central Michigan. In 2006, Mr. Saxe authored an article entitled When a Rigid Textualism Fails: Damages for ADA Employment Retaliation, which was published in the Michigan State Law Review and has since been cited and relied upon by various sources. After law school, Mr. Saxe served as law clerk to Chief Judge William Collette of the Ingham County Circuit Court and Michigan Court of Claims.
J.D., summa cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2006
- Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for highest grades in Research, Writing & Advocacy I and II, and Contract Drafting
- Senior Articles Editor, Michigan State Law Review
- Student Bar Association, Faculty Appointments Committee
B.A., Michigan State University, James Madison College, 2002