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Michael K. Steinberger

Associate

(248) 822-7805

Related Services

Auto Negligence / PIP

Business and Commercial

Insurance Litigation

Product Liability

Education

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2012

The University of Michigan, B.A., Economics and History, 2009

Judicial Clerkship

Justice Brian Zahra, Michigan Supreme Court, 2012-2014

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Michigan State Courts

Michael K. Steinberger focuses his practice on complex commercial, auto-negligence, and product-liability litigation. His work has included high-exposure auto-negligence and product-liability claims, business disputes, trademark infringement, and trade secret protection.

  • Obtained significant monetary award in complex business dispute on claims for statutory oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion following three-day arbitration as lead trial counsel.
  • Obtained substantial early settlement following aggressive discovery in fraud, fiduciary duty, and partnership dispute.
  • Represented automobile manufacturer in auto-negligence actions in connection with company car program, including death and serious injury.
  • Counsel for manufacturer of industrial transmissions in defense of product liability action.
  • Represent LLC and its members in action alleging shareholder oppression.
  • Represented rental vehicle company in defense of claim by hospital for Michigan No-Fault Benefits.
  • Counsel to former employee in defense of trade-secret action brought by former employer.
  • Represented automobile manufacturer in Michigan asbestos litigation.

Prior to joining Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC, Mike clerked at the Michigan Supreme Court under Justice Brian Zahra. He also worked as a litigation associate at Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC.  During law school, Mike clerked for Rivero Mestre LLP in Florida.

Mike received his J.D, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012. There he served as the Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. He received his B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Michigan.

Honors & Awards

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017 – 2018

Order of the Coif

Book Awards (highest grade in class): Torts, Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Trusts & Estates


Professional Activities

American Board of Trial Advocates, National Trial College Fellow

Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan, Member

Federalist Society, Michigan Lawyers Chapter, Second Vice President

Oakland County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee, Director and Race Judicata Committee, Chair

Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court, Barrister

Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow 

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Presentations

“Product Liability for Engineers,” presented for University of Michigan UMTRI Program, November 2018

“May It Please the Court: Navigating the Business Court,” Moderator, OCBA, May 2018

Publications

Michael K. Steinberger, Note, Internet Solutions v. Marshall: The Overreach of Florida’s Long-Arm, 66 U. Miami L. Rev. 1089, 2012

For Fun

Can do the Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 minutes

Proud University of Michigan Season Ticket Holder

Favorite TV Show: The West Wing

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