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David S. Senawi is an established business and civil litigation attorney. David concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation of all types, including contract matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction defects, real estate litigation, collections, and also serves as outside general counsel to small businesses. Additionally, David practices condominium and community association law representing several large communities throughout the metropolitan Detroit area.

Prior to starting Senawi Law, PLLC, David worked for two medium sized litigation firms and was a clerk for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office. David has also been an adjunct faculty member for the law practice programs for Western Michigan University Cooley Law School teaching Pre-Trial Skills.

David earned his B.A in Business Administration from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he spent a semester studying International Business Management in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. He earned his J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. As a law student, David was Vice President of the Student Bar Association, voted Best Litigator in the Intra-School Mock Trial Competition, and was honored with the prestigious Leadership Achievement Award upon graduation. 

David is privileged to be Of Counsel to one of Michigan’s premier full service law firms, Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC. The working relationship between Senawi Law, PLLC and Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC emphasizes team work and fosters a culture that is collaborative, creative, and results driven.



  • Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Michigan 2010, 2012, 2013, & 2014

  • DB Business Top Lawyers, Business Litigation, Michigan 2013-2014

  • State Bar of Michigan, Representative Assembly, 6th Circuit 2012-2013

  • Oakland County Bar Association, Fellow

  • The Oakland County Bar Association American Inn of Court

  • United Condominium Owners of Michigan


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    9 years
  2. General Practice: 20%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Christopher Plecha

    It is without hesitation that I endorse David. He is technically skilled in and out of the court room, while offering clients creative business solutions. Equally important to my endorsement of David is his tenacious and zealous advocacy for his clients. His tenacity is balanced by his ability to resolve highly emotional disputes in an efficient and economic fashion. He has a keen sense of knowing when and when not to push to best represent his clients. David is an excellent negotiator and litigator.


    Ryan Plecha Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • H. Joel Newman

    I endorse this lawyer. David was my associate at Hyman Lippitt. He came highly recommended by his law professors and he did not disappoint. David is detail and client oriented, conscientious and bright. I consider David a rising star.


    H. Newman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Senawi Law, PLLC

370 East Maple Road, 3rd Floor
Birmingham, MI, 48009


MIActive And In Good Standing200701/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Rising StarMichigan Super LawyersN/A
Top LawyerDB Business MagazineN/A
Leadership Achievement AwardCooley Law SchoolN/A
Best Litigator of Intraschool Mock TrialCooley Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselLippitt O'Keefe Gornbein, PLLC2015 - Present
PartnerSenawi Law, PLLC2013 - Present
AssociateHyman Law Group, PLLC2011 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorWestern Michigan University Cooley Law School2011 - 2012
AssociateHyman Lippitt, PC2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oakland County Bar AssociationFellowN/A
Michigan Representative Assembly6th Circuit RepN/A
United Condominium Owners of MichiganMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Construction Litigation$50,000.00 award
Guarantor LitigationN/A
Breach of Oral ContractN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UniversityBusiness Administration Pre LawBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A